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Jason Leow

Jason Leow

@jasonleow

Indie hacker | Creating a diverse portfolio of products + services to $10k monthly revenue. 🔌 plugins.carrd.co ✍️ golifelog.com 🏛 outsprint.io 📋 listskit.com
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Joined November 2022

If it was me: I'd just build it. No one has a monopoly on ideas.

Besides you have some key differentiators. It's not like a one-to-one clone.

If you want to remain on friendly terms with the indie hacker, maybe drop a DM to share your thoughts and plans, and shake hands on the friendly competition ahead? 😊

Way more concise than my blurb. Maybe I can learn from it :)

I second this. There are clear differentiators, and besides, the business world is designed on people seeing something in the wild and making tweaks.

I love the idea about reaching out to the creator to just start a conversation. Not to explain yourself (because you have nothing to explain or apologize for) but use it as an opportunity to expand your network and potentially collaborate.

@thecatstickler Makes sense - I guess I was thinking like this but sometimes it is nice to see if other people reason the same way. Better safe than sorry :)

@jasonleow lol, sorry, I seem to accidentally have deleted that sub-thread.

I'll post about the project in this thread as soon as I start building. But all my products are free/ad-based, so you'll be able to access it. That is the point.

Loved that you wrote this down to share what happened. Appreciate it Marc 🤝

Sharing boths up and downs 🎢

Oh WOW 🤩 You're the best, Cat! Can't thank you enough for that 🙏 Let's go! What can I do to help with that?

Affiliate programme?

An affiliate program would be amazing if it's not too much effort on your part! 😻

@thecatstickler Thanks for the mention!! 😍

@jasonleow You're welcome! 😻 I'm on a not-so-secret mission to get all active WIP members and my own community members to join.

Oh WOW 🤩 You're the best, Cat! Can't thank you enough for that 🙏 Let's go! What can I do to help with that?

Affiliate programme?

An affiliate program would be amazing if it's not too much effort on your part! 😻

Oh dear, so sorry to hear this Luke!! That sucks

I think @marc had done this with some success before, for Betalist

I use Substack for personal. I think Beehiiv is a good option. For business, marketing email, I heard many good things about Convertkit.

Hey @thecatstickler , I got a Carrd plugin here that's a standalone code snippet for a button that sprays confetti. Can imagine you can just copy-paste the code into a code embed element in Squarespace

confettibutton.carrd.co/

I made this free typerwriter effect plugin for Carrd sites, but could probably work for yours too as it's a standalone code snippet, with just html and css, no javascript. Any web builder platform that supports a code emded would work.

typewritertext.carrd.co/

I kinda lead this double life too, one as a consultant for corporates, and the other, as indie solopreneur. I just use my real name, and focus on different platforms for different work. LinkedIn for corporate consulting, Twitter for indie. There's little confusion because the audience on each platform are different

Congrats Jason on successfully managing both activities!