Side Project

A curated mix of articles on side projects.

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Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

How a Non-Techie Learned to Code from Scratch

My background is in business and apart from being intellectually curious and interested in technology, I have no previous programming, database or design experience. Like most non-techies, I have lots of ideas (of varying quality), but lack the technical know-how to create a minimum viable product (MVP) without outsourcing the technology.

Monday, Dec 10, 2018

How to balance full-time work with creative projects

A guide to finding the right day job, protecting your time, and building creative habits.

Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

How to self-publish a book: A handy list of resources

A friend of mine told me to write down all the details about self-publishing a book. So here you go—a long post explaining almost all the things I have done and discovered.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The 4 kinds of side businesses you can start

The biggest key to successful side hustles that i’ve seen? understanding that you’re not starting a startup. Get this idea out of your head. You’re starting a profitable side business to bring in cash and build your capability as an entrepreneur. You are not starting the next facebook – just bringing in some cash to buy your freedom.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017

Those making $500+/month on side projects in 2017 – Show and tell

Side projects that make $500+/month in 2017.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

How to make money while commuting to work?

I am wondering if there are ways of making money while commuting to work. The only idea I can think of is uber/lyft on the way to work. Do you have any other ideas?

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Building a side project that makes money. Where to start?

I want to build a side project. Especially, one that makes money. Even if it brings in $100, I feel that it will provide more satisfaction than my current job. Where should I start?

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

What sort of side-projects are useful for getting jobs?

What sort of side-projects are useful for getting jobs?

Friday, Nov 18, 2016

How do you handle the business structure and taxes of side projects?

For those of you with income generating side projects, have you incorporated? Do you pay quarterly taxes? Do you list it as other, unreported income on your returns?

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Tips for selling your side project

This is a story of how I managed to sell my simple project to a guy from the internet and earned an amount of cash equivalent to my yearly supply of beer, and trust me, I REALLY like beer. All I did was put together a trivial web app to scratch my own itch, and it keeps scratching it, while I drink my free beer.

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Single Person startup/company?

How many of us currently run a single-person company? By company, I mean something that generates (or is intending to generate) revenues. Side projects count.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

How I built (and now scale) my side projects: Story, insights, and practical tips

Working on side projects is awesome, and it’s totally doable even if you have a full time job and a family. Read on for how I did it.

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016

How this entrepreneur's side project turned into a $30k/m remote SaaS business

Have you ever wondered how remote businesses develop? Today, we’ve got Tyler Tringas, founder of Storemapper and SolarList, to tell us about his experiences building a remote business and traveling.

Monday, Jul 4, 2016

Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they're all we've got

The side hustle offers something worth much more than money: A hedge against feeling stuck and dull and cheated by life. This psychological benefit is the real reason for the Millennial obsession, I’d argue, and why you might want to consider finding your own side hustle, no matter how old you are.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Do you have a profitable side project? How long did it take to achieve?

Do you have a profitable side project? How long did it take to achieve?

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

Those making $1,000+/month on side projects – what did you make?

It can be a SaaS app, a mobile app, or any side project that is netting you recurring revenue.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016

I find all every single idea I come up with is already tried by someone

I am trying to learn web development starting with a simple framework to become full stack developer. My intent is also to finish a side project and start a side income. However, every single idea I am coming up is already tried by someone else.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015

How do develop a side project when you have a 40hr/week job?

I am a developer and I have a 40 hr/week job. It is a very good job and I put a lot of effort in it. But I have also my own ideas that I would love to develop, but I am struggling to organize time and material to develop something for me.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015

Ideas are Cheap

Recently, I’ve been trying (again) to write every day. (I’m not shooting for 1k words this time, but perhaps I should…) Once again, I found myself holding a few ideas close, reluctant to write them because of my perceived lack of skill. It really struck me the other day how ludicrous that reluctance was.