Hey, I'm Marco.

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I am a software engineer turned freelance consultant with a passion for agile values, knowledge transfer, and all things innovation. I consider myself a lifelong learner. And I build things in public.

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I have a day job and I build bootstrapped products.
Here are all projects I've been working on lately.

Marco Spörl

My freelance job is helping companies build better products by developing great teams and awesome people. (German only.)


A clean movie and series trailer feed, without any clutter.

Things on Things

Designs for the fashionable nerd. (German only.)


A database with extensive data on 60,000+ crowdfunding campaigns.


Automatic searches and keyword monitoring for Twitter help you get your next opportunity on autopilot. (Discontinued)

Basic Problem

My free, personal newsletter about the journey to build bootstrapped side projects. (Discontinued)

Simply Pace

A pace calculator app for Android. (Discontinued)


A community curated list of canvases for strategic management and execution. (Discontinued)

Rate My UX

A quick overview of the UX quality of your product. (Discontinued)


Thoughts and things I learned from my professional work and my journey as an indie hacker.

Music is arguably one of the best things humanity ever invented. And though music itself has become ubiquitous, leading some voices to declare businesses around music dead, reality tells a different story. "Music" is more than just listening to something on Spotify or Apple Music. It opens up a vast...

Many humans have a tendency to focus on negative outcomes. Well yes, in general, it is easier to see problems and risks instead of opportunities and possibilities. It's the well-known "yes, but" instead of "yes, and." To some degree, this is the basis for grim, dark futures like tech-/ societal-dyst...

Trending topics, breaking news, all the buzz... Don't we all love it? It is a good indicator to look at something worth pursuing. And many do. Just try to count all products covering social proof, social media scheduling, keyword monitoring (cough), link-in-bio, or GPT-3-based copy generators.