Ten Years of Worthless Side Projects
Zach Dicklin


It seems like you are building stuff that interests you. That is great if it is a hobby. But if you want to make money you need to concentrate on solving real problems that other people have, rather than playing with cool technology. In fact I think there may be an inverse correlation between how ‘cool’ a product is and how likely it is to make money. I wrote a bit about that here:

Also, it is very hard to know what products will be successful, so there is a fair amount of luck involved.

(Context: Solo developer making a living off my own software products for the last 12 years)

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