Turning ideas into projects is difficult.
We asked 39 successful entrepreneurs tough questions on how they went from their idea to a successful side project.
An eBook by Laksman Veeravagu
What you'll get out of Reading:
- 39 in-depth interviews with project makers featuring 2 NEW interviews in v1.5!
- Never before released numbers, art work, and growth charts
- Traffic, profit, and other behind-the-scenes metrics
- How they came up with their idea
- How they found that first customer...
- ... and how they found the next thousand
- Tactical advice on development, pricing, marketing, sales, SEO, and more
- 182 page book .PDF
Everyone should have a side project, read this book - if you don’t have one it will pound it into you.
People tell me that they're waiting for the perfect idea, but take a look at the 39 businesses featured here. Read More None of them screams "perfect idea" -- they're all ordinary ideas created by regular people who executed on them successfully. Get inspired by the stories, pick up any of the numerous solid-gold nuggets of tactical advice, then *ship something*. Less
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What You'll Learn
How successful project creators turned their passions into a source of passive income.
How one app developer sky-rocketed his project to a top 10 app in the iPhone App Store.
What being featured by Apple did to one developer's sales
Turning a shoe-string budget web site into a $50,000/year income producing project.
Going from indie Mac Developer to being featured in a top blog and driving thousands of downloads all over the web.
Building an iPhone app with no coding experience, and being featured on Oprah, Mashable, and Good Morning America.
- ...And many more stories from the projects below.
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Excerpt from HackerNode Interview:
What was your big differentiator? The main thing that differentiates HackerNode from other hacker news reader apps is good UX. I have spent a lot of time to make sure the interface is smooth and intuitive. For example on the iPad you will notice that the cascading animations are very smooth and realistic. I have spent a lot of time getting this right.
Excerpt from Domai.nr Interview:
Excerpt from Monster coloring Book Interview:
What happened next? Because we had invested so much time in the creation of Monster Coloring Book (2.5 people at 50 hrs/week for six months with zero outside funding) we were hoping for a strong launch. That didn’t happen instantly, but within a week of launch we had been picked up in a couple of key social media hotspots (HN for one..) and we started to receive some accolades...
Excerpt from Bingo Card Creator Interview:
What technologies are you using now? As I grew in programming ability, the BCC marketing site transitioned from a static HTML site to a Ruby on Rails application, largely because this allowed me to conveniently publish large amounts of bingo-related content. (I have 942 or so individual bingo activities, with the intent of ranking for any activity a subject could possibly want to teach a lesson about using bingo.