I’m shipping 12 products in 12 months

I posted this on Twitter a few weeks earlier but I figure I’ll put it here for posterity. I’m going to be launching 12 projects in 12 months.

Some background:

Why am I doing this?

I want to keep learning new things. This gives me a good opportunity to do that. I get to learn new technologies, do something creative, and learn more about marketing products that I make.

I felt myself falling into a regular routine and not making the most of my days, so this is a good way for me to become more productive.

Here are the rules that I set for myself.

  1. I must ship something every month. Ideally, I should do this by around the 15-18th of the month so I can spend the rest of the time doing some marketing to see if the project is useful to others or not.
  2. I’m going my best to make things that are useful to people. This means stepping outside my comfort zone and talking to people more about their pain points.
  3. I’ll continue to do this until either my 12 months are over, or I find a project that “sticks”.
  4. I’m going to learn new technologies while doing this. Part of the goal here is for me to learn new things.

I got a Trello board set up with 3-4 good ideas so that gives me enough for 4 months.

Month 1: Remote Job Lists

For my first month, I built Remote Job Lists. ItΒ aggregates remote job listings from the internet in one easy-to-find place and notifies users when a job that is interesting to them gets posted.