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7: When should you take time off? Episode 7

7: When should you take time off?

As an indie hacker, when should you take time off?

· 29:42

Today Dan and I talk about when you should take time off as an indie hacker, some fun ways to spice up your workspace and we giveaway a t-shirt.

What we covered in this episode:
  • Approaching 3k downloads
  • When you should take time off
  • Having art in your workspace
  • Sponsor - Upvoty
  • Remembering Tolta
  • ilo Threads
  • Launching a new theme
  • Brett and Sahil Indie Bites
  • Best day of downloads ever
  • Buying indiebites.com
  • Handmaking my own leather items
  • Dan’s tweet
  • James tweet

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About Dan
Dan is the founder of a micro-SaaS studio called Monday, where he runs a portfolio of SaaS products currently doing $7k a month. This included ilo (Analytics for Twitter), a collection of products and themes for Ghost and Dan’s new referral product, Refermo, which he’ll be launching during this show. Last year, Dan left his job to pursue indie hacking full-time.

Dan's Twitter
ilo.so - Twitter analytics
Gloat - Ghost host
Cove - Commenting for Ghost
Super Themes Co. - Ghost themes
Refermo - Referrals/affiliates for Paddle-powered SaaS

About James
I’m at a slightly earlier stage than Dan, but also left my full-time job in 2021. I get most of my income producing podcasts for clients but it’s my aim to turn my own podcast into a profitable, sustainable business. I run the Indie Bites show, which is 15 minute conversations with indie founders, currently doing about $700 a month in revenue. I also have a podcast course called 2HourPodcast and a handmade leather wallet business, both of which I’d like to grow over the year.

James' Twitter
Indie Bites - Indie founder chats
2 Hour Podcast - Podcasting course
Whitstable Craft Co - Handmade leather wallets
PodPanda - Podcast editing


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