Hey! A few people reached out and asked if I’m still alive and what happened to this newsletter. The short answer is yes, I’m still alive and the reason why I went silent for is that I decided to “shut up and build” for a while. My number one priority was and still is to increase my monthly income and I wasn’t making as much progress as I should be. So I stopped doing everything that didn’t directly serve that purpose for a while.
Glad to see you’re still alive and kicking! I think you captured where the indie hacking community is at very well. I’ve come to a similar conclusion with side-projects and I’m now focused on building my product management consulting practice.
I’ve been somewhat oposed to starting an agency type of business (I ran a UX agency in the past and I left specifically becasue I wanted to focus on products). I now realize that it’s more a question of framing problems. If you frame working with clients as an opportunity to either develop internal tools or learn deep context about new niches/segments, you see that it’s a much more plausible path to developing a product somewhere further down the road.
Anyway, just wanted to say hi, and best of luck to you and Ryan!