Resources for indie founders, makers, and solopreneurs

Hi, I’m Justin Jackson.

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In 2010, I was frustrated. I’d been working for a software company for a couple of years. It was a good job, but it had some big downsides. The 1-hour commute was killing me. I had to live in Edmonton, because that’s where our office was. And, biggest of all, I didn’t have time for my own projects.

I wanted more freedom.

But there was so much in my way: I had four kids to feed, a mortgage, a car payment. I couldn’t just “quit my job.” I had to start small.

So in 2012, I started a podcast called Product People. My friend Kyle and I interviewed the best developers, designers, and founders making digital products. Folks like Jason Fried, Nathan Barry, and Adam Wathan.

Then, in 2013, I created a community for solopreneurs. I discovered that there were lots of indie founders, some full-time, some part-time, and we all had similar struggles: isolation, motivation, growing and scaling our business.

In 2014, I went and worked with Sprintly (Portland, San Francisco) as their product manager.

In 2015, I launched Marketing for Developers, a book and course that teaches programmers marketing strategy. That year I made $66,000 in side-project income. I decided it was time to quit my job.

On January 1, 2016, I went full-time as an indie entrepreneur. That year, M4Devs provided 55% of my income, with MM Club doing 20%, and Jolt doing 9%.

Nowadays, I’m building a new SaaS, and offer training and coaching for tech companies.

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A private forum + Slack for solopreneurs earning an income from digital products.

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Marketing for Developers

Teaches marketing skills to programmers.

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A system for validating your product ideas.

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Hi, I’m Justin Jackson, the founder of MegaMaker.

I’ve been working with SaaS companies since 2008. I was the Product Manager at Sprintly and Mailout, and have consulted on marketing & growth for startups in London, San Francisco, Boulder, and Portland.

Currently, I’m building a new startup called Transistor.fm (with my friend Jon Buda).

I’ve also been featured in:

Justin Jackson has been featured in Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Lifehacker, CBC