Current experiments: turning my craft into income 💵
It’s been a while since my last post, so let’s see what I’m doing, and why. 🌅
I’m currently exploring ways to generate an income from what I enjoy doing most: developing my own products efficiently and independently. 🚀
Towards that goal, I’ve been exploring three different routes:
- streaming live coding 📺 sessions, (watch my past sessions on Youtube)
- and collaborating on the development of two productivity apps. 🛠 (more on that soon)
Below is a 2-minute video I made to quickly demo a tool that I developed to evaluate and grade my students’ source code:
My main problems today are that:
- As a software developer, I’ve gained experience in product design and management, but I lack marketing and business development skills. Whereas non-tech people have plenty of bootcamps to get started with the tech world, I don’t know how to get started with business…
- As a believer of the open-source philosophy, I have a natural aversion to making people pay for the things I make. As soon as I think that I made something that could benefit to a greater good, I tend to share it freely…
If you have any idea or suggestion on how I could generate an income based on what I’ve been doing, please share them with me, that may help me make better decisions on what to invest my energy on! 🙌
I’m taking the opportunity of this article to thank Poornima Vijayashanker and TheFamily for yesterday’s talk. It made me realise that I’m not the only one to have a problem with making people pay. I’m eager to read Poornima’s book “How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products!”
Have a great day!
PS: I’ll be streaming on Twitch and LiveEdu this afternoon, 2pm CET. More info: here.
PS2: If, like me, you’re a developer who wants to make a living out of building your own products: please say hi 👋, I’d love to exchange with you!