Please say hello to Buck 👋

What are you working on these days? Primarily developing hotel concepts in the US - large format apartment hotel in New Orleans and nature retreats in Arizona. Have an ecomm/Amazon brand (www.taglock.co) and am building a short-term rental or Airbnb investment data product.

What can the WIP community help you with right now? The data product is the steepest learning curve - learning how to write code to scrape the data I need from Airbnb

What can you help others with? Real estate investment, Amazon FBA / Shopify

Something else you want to share? Live in Scottsdale, AZ, did van life for awhile, learning French (duolingo, courses) and going to France for summer if anyone has recommendations on the coast

Hi Buck! You have great name, header image and job!

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Hey Buck! What Jelmer said! Welcome 👋

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Please say hello to frolda 👋

What are you working on these days? I'm trying to launch a Swas service offering standardised marketing websites that users can customise by themselves

What can the WIP community help you with right now? Just testing it out, I'm struggling to keep working on my projects consistently and it'd be great to be part of a community that can hold me accountable

What can you help others with? I have a day job as a design manager, so if you need any help with any UX/UI stuff, more than happy to help

Something else you want to share? Nice to meet ya all!

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Hi Frolda! Welcome 👋🏼

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Welcome to WIP! Curious to hear more about what product you're working on?

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Please say hello to Will 👋

What are you working on these days? Recently I have been interested in privacy and data ownership projects. Two of my ongoing projects are (1) An email newsletter service that doesn't spy on your readers and (2) a journaling app the uses local markdown files so users can own their own data. I have a background in building web applications with Ruby on Rails and React/TypeScript as well as iOS applications with SwiftUI.

What can the WIP community help you with right now? My biggest problem right now is shipping and perfectionism. Because my product is perfect in my mind I don't ship, and after weeks/months of not shipping anything I inevitably find another interesting project and start that.

What can you help others with? SaaS applications are something I can help. I have been building them for years now, both for small and large companies. The technologies I could be most helpful with are Ruby on Rails, JavaScript/TypeScript, and React.

Something else you want to share? For the last 6 months I have been nomading around the US staying in NYC, Michigan, and now Austin TX 😁 Also I've included a picture of my boxer Smalls!

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Hey Will! Welcome aboard!! 👋🏼

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Thanks Rich! Glad to be here 😁

I love dogs, simplicity and transparency.

Hey Will, welcome to WIP.

I think we all struggle with shipping and the nagging feeling that shit don't work or are imperfect is scary to us all. For me, the most scary thing is if people won't like my work or think it's bad.

For me it helps to think that people don't care about my work, they just want to get a solution to some kind of problem they have and if I solve their problem in a nice way they will appreciate it.

But everyone is different and is motivated by different things, what I want most is the freedom aspect of being able to live of my own products to be able to wake up whenever I want, to work whenever I feel like it and to not be bound by societal aspects that is normal in a work environment.

I am not there yet but I have some ideas that I think will help me get there. Hit me up if you want to discuss ideas or similar. I work mainly with a JS tech stack. :)

PS. Your dog looks absolutely lovely, I have a german pinscher and usually my #life posts is about him.

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Hi Will!

Also struggle with 'perfectionism' here. Trying to ship even just a small thing every day has been helpful for me.

I've also been nomading around the US for the past 6 months! How has bringing your dog along for the ride been? I imagine challenging 😅

Hi Will, welcome to WIP!

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Hey Will, glad to have you onboard!

Perfectionism is a super common problem amongst founders. Especially if you're a solo-founder without investors, as nobody is holding you accoumtable to ship something within a specific timeframe.

I think a lot of perfectionism stems from being afraid of your incomplete product being judged by others as if it was the final product. You know many of its shortcomings, and you don't want other people to believe you're not seeing that.

So what has helped for me is to ship so early, it's obvious to anyone it's still very much a work in progress. This way people don't assume it's finished, but rather an early prototype. This lets you get away with unpolished details (in some sense, the worse it looks the better). It also turns perfectionism into a driving force to quickly improve. As your product is now out there and that drive you feel to make it perfect, forces you to quickly improve the issues that you get the most feedback on. This is exactly what a product needs to improve.

Building: Hotels (Sedona, New Orleans, AZ Desert) | Physical Product Ecomm (www.taglock.co) | Tech (AirCalc) || Learning: French | Interior Design

This was great thank you

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Please say hello to Nasser 👋

What are you working on these days? I am working on project here in my country and build it using Ruby on Rails

What can the WIP community help you with right now? I was hesitate to join at first but then I realised that I need to be accountable and motivated to build and ship more

What can you help others with? I can help with tech and marketing in general especially when it comes to Saudi Arabia or the gulf region.

Something else you want to share? I want to share that I am grateful to join WIP community, and hopefully both help and being helped

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Hi Nasser, finally got a chance to review and publish your intro! Welcome again to WIP!

How's Ruby on Rails treating you? @AndreyAzimov also switched to it a few months ago 👍

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I love it! It’s a great experience! I still learn new things about Rails every day 🙏

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Hi Nasser and welcome! 👋

Thank you 🙏

🧑‍💻 Web dev. I build apps for myself and others 🛠 Building tweetsweeper.app 🐦 Tweeting about #bitcoin and building internet businesses

Welcome Nasser! Looking forward to see what you ship!

Also a big Ruby on Rails fan here. Happy to help any way I can.

Thank you Pete 🙏 Truly appreciate it

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Hey Nasser 👋 Glad to have you hear. I'm a Rails developer myself so feel free to @ me if I can help 😁

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Please say hello to Rich 👋

What are you working on these days? I'm building MatchFit, a dating app for the CrossFit community. I have a backlog of ideas I want to ship but need more hours in the day as I spend most of my time chasing my young sons around!

What can the WIP community help you with right now? Accountability and feedback as I need it. If anyone works for or knows anyone at Twitter, that would be good! 😂

What can you help others with? Anything you need! I'm currently working as a Pilot and build on the side, but plan to replace that income with my no-code indie hacking. I'm 45 and have lots of experience in different careers. I'm not bad with UI/UX so happy to offer my thoughts. Otherwise, anything you might need input on 😎

Something else you want to share? Until this week I was building on Twitter but my account was hacked and then suspended. As yet I have been unable to get back on. This is a win because in looking for alternatives I found WIP! This looks like a really good place for me to reach my goals 🔥

🧑‍💻 Web dev. I build apps for myself and others 🛠 Building tweetsweeper.app 🐦 Tweeting about #bitcoin and building internet businesses

Hi Rich!

So what did you say that got you kicked off twitter? 😂

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I had an old account that I never used. When I kicked off this new path of building stuff I just set up a new one.

I thought no more of it until my old one was hacked and three dodgy retweets appeared on there, on written in Arabic!

The all knowing Twitter bots assumed I was up to no good and locked me out! 🤦🏻‍♂️

As yet I’ve not been able to get back on but can’t be bothered wasting time trying to fix it when I can be building instead!

Nice Rich. Welcome. What/where do you fly?

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Hey Tom! Thanks 😊

I fly the 737 with Virgin Australia. Just domestic at the moment but should pick up some short haul international again soon.

The job works well to do this on the side. The ultimate goal is to replace my income with what I build so I can work from my laptop and do what I want, when I want from where I want with my family 😎

Nice. I see you're Radelaide based. Hit me up when you're in Sydney if you want to hack IRL.

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Ahh cool! I hadn’t noticed you’re in Aus. Pre-COVID I spent quite a bit of time in Sydney so I’ll let you know when we’re back up to speed and can catch up! I’m a late starter so my hacking is purely no-code at this stage. It’s the most efficient use of my time at the moment to get my ideas to market. What do you specialise in?

Nice. Looking forward to it. I'm building a customer experience mapping/monitoring tool. I can see the appeal of no-code for sure. I'm a Rails dev so tend to use what I'm familiar with.

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Ugh! Sorry to hear about your Twitter account getting hacked. I believe @camerondare had a similar problem. Cam, did you ever get it resolved?

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I'd love to know if @camerondare did! In the meantime I have setup a covert one 😬 - see how long it evades the bots!

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I'm happy to announce I'm the first follower of the covert twitter account :)

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Hahahaha! If you can find me that easily, I have doubts as to how long I have before they find me! 😂

If I was genuinely up to no good l, I’d be less annoyed but I was doing nothing wrong and Twitter don’t have a decent system in place to fix this stuff! 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Please say hello to Pete 👋

What are you working on these days? I do freelance Rails development for a handful of recurring clients. I've built enough apps for others so recently began hacking some of the ideas stuck in my head.

What can the WIP community help you with right now? I've struggled with the marketing and shipping things in the past. Hoping to build some good habits with you and excited to meet all of you!

What can you help others with? I've been into programming and business since college. Over the past five years (or so) I've been building web apps for a range of clients. If you need Ruby on Rails dev help or bounce a product idea off of someone find me.

Something else you want to share? In my spare time I'm probably skiing or thinking about crypto :). Look forward to getting to know all of you!

Welcome Pete!

🧑‍💻 Web dev. I build apps for myself and others 🛠 Building tweetsweeper.app 🐦 Tweeting about #bitcoin and building internet businesses

Thanks Tom!

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Glad to have a fellow Rails developer join our community!

What projects are you working on right now? Curious to hear what you plan to ship next.

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Oh that would have been good to mention in the intro.

I'm currently building a tiny app (one may call it a "micro-SaaS") that's sole goal is to delete old tweets off of twitter.

I call it Tweet Sweeper — tweetsweeper.app

The core features are built, and I have a small handful of paying customers (about $100 ARR), but no where near profitable yet.

My main goal is to get better at product positioning and learning different marketing channels. I'd love to build a handful of apps to replace freelance and consulting work.

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

I see. Cool. Have you considered allowing sweeping of individual tweets containing certain keywords?

You'll frequently see celebrities getting in hot water for old tweets containing terms or views that are (no longer) politically correct and they end up getting cancelled for it.

Would be useful to scan for those.

🧑‍💻 Web dev. I build apps for myself and others 🛠 Building tweetsweeper.app 🐦 Tweeting about #bitcoin and building internet businesses

My bet is that virtually all of your tweets are useless after 24 hours.

Twitter's homepage (when logged out) advertises "Happening now", and Dan Rowden of ilo recently tweeted that after 24 hours Twitter stops surfacing every tweet, regardless of how popular it is.

twitter.com/dr/status/1513371…

Twitter is a chat room and all chats have some sort of context. Old tweets that get surfaced don't usually get surfaced with all the context of the time.

It's also really hard to know today what will be politically incorrect 5 years from now.

With that said, I'd consider the opposite approach. Pick keywords that you want to keep on the record (like for you it may be #buildinpublic, or something like that) and delete the rest.

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Please say hello to Sam 👋

What are you working on these days? I'm focused on building Available.FYI and content marketing for FeeCalculator.io. These are both distractions from the SaaS product I original started working on, and I have more of these distractions lined up! 🙈😅

What can the WIP community help you with right now? I'm looking for inspiration, feedback, and suggestions on building products and marketing digital products.

What can you help others with? I can teach you to paraglide - former paragliding instructor. 🪂 I can also give advice from over a decade of experience using Ruby on Rails - from hello worlds to IPO scale apps.

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Hey Sam! Where in the world are you?? Paragliding is on my bucketlist! 😍

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Hey Rich! I recently moved to Nice 🇫🇷 Do it!! You'll love it but be careful, it's super addictive. Your productivity will take a big hit 😂

Are you an airline pilot? I've met some long haul pilots who brought their gliders with them to go flying in their downtime before returning home. Seems like a perfect combo of work and play!

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Hey Sam! Good spot to live! I have so little time at the moment with my job and family, I'l keep what few hours I have to building stuff for now! 😂

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Please say hello to Farid 👋

What are you working on these days? This year I decided to start discovering the web 3.0 world. NFTs grabbed my attention, I found it a very interesting topic and decided to start working on nftbucket.com it is a very new area I am taking small steps every day and let's see where it goes.

What can the WIP community help you with right now? I am here for motivation, being around makers who ship consistently should help me keep me motivated.

What can you help others with? I am a backend engineer with more than 10 years of experience, I believe I can help with some backend-related issues.

Something else you want to share? I love to go to the gym in the morning and listening podcasts. I think this is a great hack to improve yourself mentally and physically. I am also a father and husband. I am trying to be active on Twitter. @faridmovsumov

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Hello sir! Like the new direction 😍 I’d love to be a part of some of the emerging trends but am shifting into tech as a complete noob so taking baby steps!

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Hey Farid. A belated welcome to WIP! I see you're into web3 and Solana specifically. Have you seen @adamq_q 's theportal.to ? One of the most exciting Solana projects right now I think.

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Ohh didn't know Portal creator also here. This is really cool 🚀

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Please say hello to ✨Anony 👋

What are you working on these days? I am working on a Twitter API-based app that helps users to create a variety of content. Our app can convert tweets to screenshots, Twitter Profile Card, weather, stock price, and much more.

What can the WIP community help you with right now? I am here to share what I have learned and gather wisdom from others who have done it before. I believe we can help each other to find the shortcut to achieve our individual goals and avoid costly mistakes

What can you help others with? In my day job, I work with a corporate company and much familiar with buying cycle involved in B2B. I can help them with outreach. With @heyfromapp, I have personally navigated the world of a lot of 3rd party APIs and learned how to integrate them. I can provide support in that space as well.

Something else you want to share? I like Basketball. My team is Golden State Warriors, and Steph Curry is my favorite player. I read a lot for both fun and purpose. Right now, I am reading books to learn about Marketing and Sales.

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

Hi Anony. Sorry for the late comment, but welcome to WIP!

Your experience with buying cycles in B2B sounds super interesting. Have you published any writing on it? I think it could be quite popular amongst indie makers.

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Please say hello to a—mir 👋

What are you working on these days? Nothing immediate right now, just exploring web3, crypto, and a few other things in between. My biggest focus right now is learning a bit of JS + React + Node.JS. I'm a designer and can build in no-code, I think the last step is learning full-stack.

What can the WIP community help you with right now? I'm learning a bit JS but having a hard time understanding on how to apply it in real projects. Maybe I should just build something and google along the way?

What can you help others with? I've started and sold two companies that were generating millions in revenue, I know a little but about leading a team, scaling a business, and working with enterprise clients. I've also freelanced for almost 8 years, generating high 6 figures per year without getting too burn out - nailed down how to effectively sell, manage complex projects, and balance it all together.

Something else you want to share? I'm super interested in becoming a solopreneur and running a bootstrapped by myself instead of raising capital or hiring a big team. Looking forward to learning from everyone on here.