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

This week's special is for both programmers and not-yet-programmers. For the former, you may discover tools you did not know yet or find an underserved niche. For the latter, I hope you discover that coding is not that hard and there's a plethora of components you can pick from to build your product...

If you want to read a great overview about curation and opportunities that arise from this, let it be Infobesity: the splendour and misery of curation overload from Marie Dollé. If you're not subscribed to her newsletter In Bed With Social yet, do so now. Go ahead. I'll wait here.

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It's not always all digital when it comes to creating a side business. Why not sell physical products?

I know, I know. Selling shirts/ stuff with prints is a Red Ocean. So what? Find a niche you can sell to and you have the chance to have a decent passive income. Yes, T-Shirt Sales Isn't Profit...

When looking for business ideas, you can follow trends, analyze data sets, unbundle existing offers, look at social media channels to find demand, and many more. You can conduct customer interviews, build an audience, or read dozens of newsletters. Or you can just go batshit crazy and follow that we...

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.

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Reading "Collectors are as confused as you are about that $1.56M Super Mario 64 sale" made me curious. What you'd expect from a collector is this: "the biggest collectors generally wanted to own a complete, playable set of all the titles on their favorite platforms." And, of course, "as these comp...

When I wrote about platform risk, the Creator Economy, and the Indie Web, decentralization was only touched briefly. Buckle up, today is going to get technical.

The first phase of the Internet, or the World Wide Web, to be specific, can be considered as a consumer version. There were only a rela...

On August 19, 2021, OnlyFans announced they "will prohibit the posting of any content containing sexually-explicit conduct." This sounds like business suicide. Most people just shook their heads in disbelief.

Side note: OnlyFans was forced to take this step. Their statement clearly says that "th...