Hi!

This is Andrey.

Hard to believe it’s been a year, but I’m happy to say that finally I achieved my goal of $1,000 monthly recurring revenue after 14 months.

Video summary

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TL’DR:


This was 4th Annual Golden Kitty awards and it was the biggest one .

People nominated their favorite products from over 12,000 total that have been launched in 2018 on Product Hunt. There were only 322 products left in the final and people voted for the best products in 22 categories.

I won:

It took me almost two years from when I first learned to code, build my first web app and launched it Product Hunt till I now when I have won…


I’m Andrey,

I’m sitting in a room, holding my pen about to sign the biggest deal in my life. OMG! Just like in a movie.

But let’s start at the beginning and go back 3 months.

Problem


It’s been 5 months since I left my job in March 2018 and decided to focus on making my own products full time for 1 hardcore year to get $1,000 MRR.

Since that time I launched 5 products that earned $5,000 in total gross revenue.

TL;DR

  1. AndreyAzimov.com: $792
  2. Sheet2Site.com: $1,054
  3. ProgressBarOSX.com: $2,120
  4. MakeOSXGreatAgain.com: $1,029
  5. PreviewHunt.com: $7.5

Details and insights 👇

1. AndreyAzimov.com $792


3 month ago, I quit my job to follow my passion and make my own products. Progress Bar OS X was my second project in my 1 year challenge. This is the story of how I made it, specifically written to answer all of the questions I’ve received on Twitter.

TL;DR

  • Found an idea from a problem that I have
  • Made a raw prototype in 1 day from Github example and share with friends
  • Made MVP based on friends feedback in 2 weeks
  • Launched and became #1 in Product Hunt, Hacker News (Show HN)
  • Got some hate that it’s not free…


When I made a Mac app and Web app I was wondering if there is any easy way how I can sell them. I didn’t want to open a company in Singapore, Dubai or US. I just wanted to validate my idea quickly and see if users will pay for it.


I recently quit my job to follow my passion. I gave myself one year to find success and a two step plan.

Step One: Solve my own problem

Step Two: Build a startup to solve said problem

This is what happened

TL;DR

  • Worked on problem that I have and made the solution for myself
  • Procrastinated for 1month
  • Quit job and wrote a blog about it
  • Launched Sheet2Site.com
  • #1 Product of the Day + #3 Product of the Week on Product Hunt
  • #1 Hacker News of Show HN
  • Featured in Lifehacker twice
  • 30,000 unique visitors
  • Sheet2Site Revenue: $237 16 sales (2 yearly…


In March 2018 I 😱 quit my job and I have 1 year to get to 📈 profit as Indie Maker.

Update: May 2019

I launched 7 apps, achieved my goal and become 🏆Product Hunt’s Maker of the Year:

Story

I have a dream — I want to ship products and earn $1,000/month (recurring) doing it.

Why $1,000?

I’m currently living in Bali, where I can live comfortably off of $1,000 per month. This isn’t San-Francisco or Dubai where $1,000 moves quickly. …


Recently I’ve got a problem that Heroku stopped my sites (I’ve got 6) because I’ve had used all free dyno 1000 hours / month


Discipline

I have problems with discipline and regularity. For me it is hard to keep doing something in the long term.

Accidentally I found in youtube some guys completed 100 pushups challenge. You need to do 100 pushups every day for 30 days. How many sets is doesn’t matter you can do like 30–20–20–15–10–5.

I liked the clearness of the goal and all you need is a floor, no gym or extra equipment.

Let’s the challenge begin!

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