12 months to Indie Hacking

By Jim Zarkadas

On the 1st of June 2020, I quit my job and started pursuing a career as a digital solo entrepreneur (aka indie-hacker). For the next 12 months , every week I'll be sharing all of my learnings as well as the behind the scenes of coming up with an idea and making it happen. I've no clue what k... Read more

On the 1st of June 2020, I quit my job and started pursuing a career as a digital solo entrepreneur (aka indie-hacker).

For the next 12 months , every week I'll be sharing all of my learnings as well as the behind the scenes of coming up with an idea and making it happen. I've no clue what kind of products I am going to build, and figuring this out is also part of my journey.

If you feel you'll learn something new, feel free to subscribe and I'll be happy to share more with you by email!

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Week 18 of 52 to Indie Hacking

On Monday I started by working on my audio-course, the practical guide for IndieHackers on how to meet new people and build meaningful relationships. During the week I made some good progress. I drafted my launch strategy and broke it into 3 phases. First the…

 
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Weeks 11-17 of 52 to Indie Hacking

Just because you are happy it doesn't mean that the day is perfect, but that you have looked beyond its imperfections. - Bob MarleyI feel I am happy. I feel I enjoy my life. I feel blessed and I have the life I always dreamed of. I feel I am in balance with t…

 
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Week 10 of 52 to Indie Hacking

It was Monday. The whole day was full of video calls with new IndieHackers. I had already planned five of them from the previous week, leaving only a few spare hours to focus on other tasks. At some point I received this notification from Twitter. Charlotte f…

 
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Week 9 of 52 to Indie Hacking

On Monday I had a call with Iraklis a fellow Greek IndieHacker living in Dubai. I found him on Twitter the week before and sent him a DM (direct message) to get to know each other. Twitter is an amazing tool to meet new people in the tech industry. It’s a tru…

 
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Week 8 of 52 to Indie Hacking

On Monday I finished reading “The Mom Test” book and finally had all the insights I needed to interview my audience properly. However for some reason I was feeling uncomfortable and couldn’t understand why. I started asking questions to myself trying to figur…

 
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Week 7 of 52 to Indie Hacking

On Monday I decided to join a morning Yoga session and start the week in a relaxed way. Yoga helps me a lot to slow down and stop worrying about the future. It helps me focus on where I am now, and appreciate everything I've achieved so far.I am 28 years old.…

 
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Week 6 of 52 to Indie Hacking

On Monday I only spent a few hours working in the morning. I had to join later the Utrecht skatepark team to clean and prepare the whole park for the re-opening. What a joy! My local skate hub is going to be open again. I missed it so much during the lockdown…

 
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Week 5 of 52 to Indie Hacking

It was Monday and I was feeling lost. I had no project idea to work on and no structured process to find one. The only area that I was feeling some progress was networking.On Monday I was looking into my Twitter feed and at some point I found an article from …

 
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Week 4 of 52 to Indie Hacking

On Monday I had a call with Paul, one of the founders of the Tideline app. One week before our call, when I was validating the eyeball reports idea, he commented and told me that their app does exactly what I wanted to build. Even if there was somebody alread…

 
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Week 3 of 52 to Indie Hacking

The previous week I promised to myself that I will kickstart my first project for the surfing community. I feel I am always late. I am also afraid to fail. I struggle to be patient, and accept that entrepreneurship takes a lot of time and a lot of tries. I kn…

 
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Week 2 of 52 to Indie Hacking

It was Monday. It was the time to write my first e-mail. I looked at my subscribers list and saw "32 subscribers in total". 32 people waiting to read what happened during my first week. I was feeling uncomfortable. It was the first time I was writing some kin…

 
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Week 1 of 52 to Indie Hacking

It’s June already and the sun is out. Roses have surrounded the entrance of my house bringing colour and beauty in my every day life. One month ago I moved to a new house. It's a house I've been dreaming of for many years now. It's minimal, cozy, full of wood…