What I Learned in My First Year as a Solo Founder

Tigran Hakobyan
Mar 26, 2019 · 7 min read
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I got into writing, found my true professional passion, generated around $4000 net revenue, and met great people who inspired and helped me.

Why have a side-project

Why have a side-business

Be your own user

Launching your business is just one milestone

Not having a co-founder

Raising money

Build a sustainable distribution channel

Treat pricing as any other feature

Start writing

Sell your story

It’s okay to feel down sometimes

Question yourself

Define and measure your product metrics

Don’t reprioritize your tasks too often

Ask for what you want

Reading and watching stories of other makers is only for inspiration

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