Indie Hacking

Season 2 Episode 11 | March 23, 2020

This week we have a super exciting episode, we’re chatting with Courtland Allen, the founder of Indie Hackers. We’re going to talk about what indie hacking is, how to get started with it, and his advice for gaining traction with indie products. Let’s get started!

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Show notes

01:25 - Introduce yourself! Give us a quick overview of your career trajectory up to this point 04:05 - What is Indie Hacking? 05:15 - What skills should one develop in order to become an Indie Hacker? 07:39 - Are there any technologies you’d recommend learning? 12:29 - What are some of your favorite Indie Hacker projects? 15:04 - What are the most difficult parts of being an Indie Hacker? failures 17:36 - The best parts? 23:32 - Can indie hacking scale? What does that look like? 31:42 - What advice would you give to someone who wants to become an indie hacker 33:36 - What advice would you give to someone working to leave their day job to do indie hacking full time? 36:25 - How can someone get involved in the Indie hacker community? 40:14 - Where can we find you on the internet?

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