Today we talk about a record breaking month for both of us, why it’s sometimes difficult to enjoy success as an indie hacker and I try and convince Dan not to start freelancing again.
What we covered in this episode:
- James steals some art
- James' setup
- Dan invents bike couriering
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- James' best month ever for all projects
- Feeling bad for doing well
- Dan's income 15% down on 2021
- James' talks about desk pads
- Introducing Poddy the Pod Panda
- Launching Thread Analytics for ilo
- Dan updating ilo's marketing site
- Dan launches his new theme, Track
- Dan has a bloody good month too
- Dan buys another domain (of course)
- The great trading time for money debate
- James' tweet
- Dan's tweet
- Dan gets jacked
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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
- Twitter analytics
- Ghost host
- Commenting for Ghost
→ Super Themes Co.
- Ghost themes
- Referrals/affiliates for Paddle-powered SaaS
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
- Podcast editing