Resources for indie founders, makers, and solopreneurs
Hi, I’m Justin Jackson.
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.
Notes from Justin Jackson
Startup stories, lessons, and tips.
Sent on Saturday mornings.
(Read it while you drink your coffee)
Your solopreneur roadmap
Join the community
A private forum + Slack for solopreneurs earning an income from digital products.
Marketing for Developers
Teaches marketing skills to programmers.
Product Validation Checklist
A system for validating your product ideas.