Indie Bites

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Helen Ryles knows what it takes to start and sell side-projects. Having started her entrepreneurial journey over 10 years ago, she has launched over 40 side projects in that time, selling a few of them along the way. Now leading the community at Makerpad, Helen gives some incredible advice on what it takes to ideate, build and sell projects all using no code tools.

Show Notes

Helen Ryles is a prolific indie hacker, having launched over 40 projects in the last 10 years, selling a few of them along the way. Helen is a proponent of the no code movement, advocating for the tools that allow non-technical folks, like me, create amazing projects. To tie in with this, she also runs the community at Makerpad, the no-code education and community platform.

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Here's what we covered in this episode

On side projects
  • How did you start indie hacking?
  • What are you currently working on?
  • Where do you come up with ideas?
  • How do you define a side-project?
  • Having launched so many, what is your process for getting an idea up and running, validated and then deciding how long you run with it before it gets sold / canned?
  • You wrote a great thread on selling side projects. How do you know when it's time to sell?
  • How do you sell a side project?!
On no-code
  • You joined Makerpad last month to help run their community. Tell me a little bit more about what Makerpad is and what your role will be there.
  • What is no-code and why do you think it's important?
  • What are some of the most exciting things you've seen people do with no-code?
  • What are the non-obvious benefits of no-code?
  • What are the best no-code tools?
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What is Indie Bites?

Short, bite-sized conversations with indie hackers that have started small, profitable and bootstrapped businesses. You'll learn how they come up with ideas, what they do to validate, find those first customers and make a sustainable income.