Current Startup Status

Months Building: 15.2
Launched Startups: 1
Total Users: 26
Current MRR / MRR Goal: $0 / $13,000
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Hi I'm Craig. Start your indie hacker journey by following along on mine.

I’m not a Silicon Valley software engineer. I’m not a profitable solopreneur.

I’m like you – I want to build a profitable start-up that helps me leave my day job. I want to spend more time with my family and be more in charge of how I spend each day. If you’re here, I bet you want something similar.

Follow along and watch as I learn how to build a web site, launch web applications, and find a profitable start-up that sets me free from the rat race.

I’m going to assume no prior web development knowledge, build each project from scratch, track my progress, and live stream my code. Throughout the process I’ll share my thoughts, experiences, failures, successes, indie hacker resources, and be completely transparent so that I can help you achieve the same.

Join me on my indie hacker journey and get inspired to build your own profitable start-up.

6 Months Later – What Have I learned?

Published: November 3, 2021

I am working on Eurotripr.com - a site to inspire others to travel to Europe. I'm interviewing travelers and sharing their advice and stories from their Eurotrips so others can learn from them and gain confidence to plan their own trips. I'm curating travel info on European destinations so travelers can decide what the best countries/cities/sights are to visit in Europe. I'm curating European travel itineraries so others can streamline the planning process and find the best itineraries for their trips. I'm building a custom itinerary planner, so travelers can create a custom Eurotrip itinerary for themselves. I'm spending WAY...
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4 months of indiehacking and I am having regrets

Published: September 8, 2021

I've been building a web app that i hope will be 'NomadList + Indiehackers' specifically for European travels: Eurotripr.com. I quit my job 4 months ago to work on it (have a year's worth of savings to survive on), and have been trying to build out this site with curated data on European destinations and itineraries. I took stock over the weekend and realized a few things: 1. I should have finished a usable MVP 2+ months ago 2. I don't have an end in sight 3. I haven't even started the hard part of promoting it Now I'm beginning...
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#75Hard – Day 0

Published: May 31, 2021

I was listening to a recent episode of the Indie Hacker Podcast on which Courtland's guest () talked about completing the #75Hard program. It piqued my interest so I looked at the web site detailing the program. It's a program of maintaining specific habits for 75 days straight without skipping a day, without cheating, and without compromising on the rules mid-way through. The rules are short and simple: Follow a Diet, no junk food, no cheat meals, no alcohol. Work out twice a day, for at least 45 minutes. At least one of these workouts must be an outdoor session....
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Pieter Levels Inspired Me to Stop Procrastinating and Start Shipping

Published: May 1, 2021

I’m going to follow in the footsteps of many great indie makers, and build a number of startup projects, one per month, until I find one that gains traction and can be monetized to replace my current income. I currently have multitple startup ideas in mind to build. I’m going to build each startup from scratch, track my progress, screencast my code. I will share my thoughts, processes, experiences, failures, successes (hopefully), and be completely transparent throughout this entire process. Join me along this indie maker journey and maybe along the way get inspired to build your own startup.

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How do you find a business idea and motivation to leave the 9-5 grind?

Published: January 25, 2021

Question I often read here of some success stories about people making thousands off of their business idea (usually people who never even got into the 9-5 grind in the first place). 99% of the projects I see of these successful people are things that I would personally never pay for and are some very specific things that I would think already have a solution and I'm genuinely surprised that anyone is paying for. Basically they boil down to a web app offering subscription service to make some menial task slightly more comfortable. 1. How did you come up with...
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Getting in Shape with My First Project

Published: October 18, 2020

Back in the Saddle When I was younger, I used to love riding my bike. I'd go off for hours on a beat up BMX bike and ride through muddy trails with friends. I'd tear up and down single track trails, as well as ride 20-30 miles daily on the the road. I'd even strap a backpack with sleeping bag and tent to my back and cycle 80 miles for a camping trip. After I graduated college, I got an office job and have barely ridden my bike. As a web developer, I've fallen into the trap of a more...
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Status Update – More of the Same Old Procrastination

Published: October 17, 2020

I started multiple side projects over the last couple months, but have launched none. I'm building a website for my son's Cub Scout Pack. I started a simple web application to track my progress cycling towards my century (a 100 mile ride) goal. I scrapped and restarted my Europe Travel Planning web app. I started to build a job scraper to help pull remote web jobs from big job boards. I started cycling to improve my fitness and lose the weight I've gained over the past 15 years. I was doing so daily, but have recently lost momentum and started...
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25 startup ideas - what should I work on?

Help me decide which project I should focus on next by upvoting the project. Whichever project has the most likes on the 1st of the month is the one I will focus on that month!

Build this? Launch Date Name / Concept Users Recurring Revenue
(Monthly / Annually)
Pending Todo App with Financial Motivator 0 0 / 0
Pending Meditative Journaling 0 0 / 0
Pending Interview Form 0 0 / 0
Building Book/Reading List 0 0 / 0
Pending Virtual Tour Guides 0 0 / 0
Nov 19, 2020 Zero to Century 26 0 / 0
Pending Thousand Days To Success 0 0 / 0
Pending Kids Learning and Chores 0 0 / 0
Pending Startup MVP Duel 0 0 / 0
Building Fitness Challenge 0 0 / 0
Pending Achievement Tracker 0 0 / 0
Pending Reading Club Community 0 0 / 0
Pending Meal Expense Tracker 0 0 / 0
Building European Trip Planner 0 0 / 0
Pending Meal Planner and Recipe Keeper 0 0 / 0
Pending Soccer Score Picker 0 0 / 0
Pending Tour Company WordPress Theme 0 0 / 0
Pending Hostel WordPress Theme 0 0 / 0
Pending Soccer Club Site WordPress theme 0 0 / 0
Pending Web Development Tutorials 0 0 / 0
Pending Remote Job Board 0 0 / 0
Pending Honeymoon Gifting App 0 0 / 0
Pending Habit Former 0 0 / 0
Pending Gift Wish List 0 0 / 0
Pending Family Social Web App 0 0 / 0
TOTAL: 26 0 / 0  

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