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William @wimgz
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Making a thread of makers & entrepreneurs who inspired me, and what they taught me.
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Strong marketing game, super hard work, can stream for 24 hours and currently leading a new streamer movement with the #24hrstartup challenge.
Make it bigger than yourself.
👉 @thepatwalls
Made the awesome getcssscan.com which works perfectly and saved me hours and hours.
Make a simple, helpful product.
👉 @gvrizzo
Making the stylish @threader_app looking for maximum integration with Twitter (it might even become part of Twitter one day...)
Raise the bar for quality, look for seamless integrations.
👉 @marie_dm_ + @yesnoornext
Successfully monetized a tiny social network @wip without screwing his users, focusing on the maker community.
A small engaged community is enough.
👉 @marckohlbrugge
15yr old maker, made a Whatsapp bot that sends you wikipedia summaries, and many other projects.
Age doesn't matter.
👉 @jajoosam
Strong Twitter game. Go study how he's been building, launching and getting feedback in public for years, and why it works.
👉 @levelsio
Bought billboards to get kanye west on the phone.
Do unexpected things. Be bold.
👉 @harrydry
Find a simple problem and solve it elegantly.
Go global, go B2B.
👉 @fgrante and the hunter.io team
He literally saves lives from online gaming addiction.
Info products are not all get rich quick schemes.
👉 @camerondare
Committed to ship music everyday for 100 days.
Discipline is hard.
👉 @internetVin
Writes awesome, well structured JS tutorials at a crazy pace.
He owns tomorrow's SERP about anything Javascript.
👉 @flaviocopes
Experiencing the compounding effect of SaaS, even in a crowded space.
👉 @sinequanonh from hyperping.io
carrd.co unexpectedly took off in Korea.
You can't control your users.
👉 @ajlkn
made 50+ projects over the last 15 years, some sold, some shut down.
Be there for the long term.
👉 @Shpigford
It's entirely up to you to define what success means.
Richard Branson could want a peaceful life and be miserable because he keeps building companies like an addict.
👉 @sivers
50 side projects and counting.
Just keeps shipping.
👉 @mubashariqbal
Left his job to focus on building his own products for a hardcore year.
Reduced expenses to the minimum, even if it means fighting the Bali wildlife with his bare hands when he walks home at night.
Go all in.
👉 @andreyazimov
From designer to blogger to $1M MRR SaaS.
A story of compound interest.
👉 @nathanbarry from ConvertKit
You can build a successful side project even in a very small niche
👉 @czue from Place Card Me
full thread as a blog post here
👉 montel.io/20-makers
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