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Current Startup Status

Months Building: 6.2
Launched Startups: 1
Total Users: 26
Current MRR / MRR Goal: $0 / $13,000

Startup Progress Tracker

What is this startup?

A new Indie Hacker podcast talked about a bit of entrepreneur advice that states “it takes 1,000 days to get to a point of success with a start-up”. The goal of this project will be to allow solo makers and founders to track their progress and maintain focus for those first 1,000 days.

Also: A graphical tool showing your current income vs. the daily increase of your start-up revenue, with a focus on the point where you need to get your revenue to to outpace your salary. A nice display of how close you are to becoming financially independent and going full time with your start-up.

Why did I decide to make this startup?

I heard Tommy Griffith of ClickMinded talk about this metric with Courtland Allen on the Indie Hackers Podcast. The concept gave me renewed hope to push through the current drudgery of the day-to-day grind and focus on a more specific time-based goal. As Courtland says in the podcast (paraphrasing), “…three years is going to pass anyways, so you might as well keep working on your project. Otherwise, you’ll look back and wish you hadn’t given up.” Well, I’ve allowed 10+ years to pass already, so it couldn’t hurt to renew my focus for the next three.

I really just want to jump ship sometimes and leave my salaried day-job to focus on building a monetizeable start-up, but the reality is that I have a family and financial obligations to maintain. Having a tool to show me how close I am to replacing my current income would help keep me motivated on those days where going full time on a start-up seems so far off.

How do I plan to make money from this startup?

I’m not certain what an ideal way of monetizing this project would be, but maybe cap the number of days to 21 for a free user, and have a nominal monthly/annual/lifetime membership fee for accessing 1. days beyond 21, and 2. a group chat/forum for member solo makers and indie hackers to discuss their projects, motivation techniques, and results.

22 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)
Launched?
Pending Habit Former 0 0 / 0
Pending Meal Planner and Recipe Keeper 0 0 / 0
Pending Thousand Days To Success 0 0 / 0
Pending Honeymoon Gifting App 0 0 / 0
Pending Todo App with Financial Motivator 0 0 / 0
Nov 19, 2020 Zero to Century 26 0 / 0
Pending Remote Job Board 0 0 / 0
Pending Meal Expense Tracker 0 0 / 0
Pending Virtual Tour Guides 0 0 / 0
Pending Web Development Tutorials 0 0 / 0
Pending Reading Club Community 0 0 / 0
Pending Soccer Club Site WordPress theme 0 0 / 0
Pending Scout Achievement Tracker 0 0 / 0
Building European Trip Planner 0 0 / 0
Pending Hostel WordPress Theme 0 0 / 0
Building Fitness Challenge 0 0 / 0
Pending Family Social Web App 0 0 / 0
Pending Tour Company WordPress Theme 0 0 / 0
Pending Startup MVP Duel 0 0 / 0
Pending Gift Wish List 0 0 / 0
Pending Soccer Score Picker 0 0 / 0
Pending Kids Learning and Chores 0 0 / 0
TOTAL: 26 0 / 0  

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