Ship it: Six Months In

Ship it: Six Months In

I am a little more than six months into a year long challenge to deliver something new each month. Forcing myself to make something new every month is proving to be pretty challenging, but also fun. I went into this experiment with the expectation that it would force me to do a couple of things.First, it would force me to dedicate the time needed to create. I have a difficult time sitting down & focusing on my work. I am easily distracted & generally impatient. Having a public commitment is one of the most effective ways for me to…

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Monetize Your Side Project: Ways To Get Paid

Monetize Your Side Project: Ways To Get Paid

When you start building a side project, it is hard to resist daydreaming of one day gaining millions of users and, as a result, earning millions of dollars. Unfortunately, most developers don't know where to begin when thinking about charging for their app & some are even deterred by the idea of running a business or doing sales. I fell into both of these categories when I started experimenting with building side projects. I am writing this series for other developers (and Paige) who, like myself, are not interested in building the hottest start up or running a business. The…

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Ship It. Even If It Sucks.

Ship It. Even If It Sucks.

I love starting things. Right now I have 13 unpublished drafts for blog articles on various topics. I am the proud owner of thirty-nine domains. Six of them are in use.Ideas are great. I've got hundreds of them. Working products are better.Starting a new blog, app, or website is easy. Sitting down and doing the work & actually finishing something is hard. Why? The doubt. The doubt in ourselves, or our abilities, or what you are working on.If it sucks everyone will think I suck.Most people don't actually says that to themselves but, we might as…

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