Thriving Makers & Creators 🚀

👋 Welcome!

I’m back! Thank you all for your kind messages during my absence. It’s always great to hear that one’s work is appreciated. After travelling across Europe for the past six weeks, I have returned to sunny London. Probably just in time, as COVID-19 is on the rise and travel restrictions, at least from the UK, are growing. Despite this, I am raring to go and excited for what’s to come during the next few months!

It seems, there has never been a better time to build, launch and bootstrap a new product or service. Free and low-cost NoCode tools and platforms are there for the taking and amazing open communities are there to help you.

For those of you about to take action, remember to focus on a market or sector that is showing potential and where you’re product or service is solving a problem. Develop your skillset and be consistent. Grow your network, as others can tip you off on what might work for you. And As Justin Jackson points out, if your current focus is not working, move on, as “sitting in a pond waiting for a big wave won't do you any good!” When building, start with a basic MVP and launch ASAP. As Marc Kohlbrugge emphasises, “done is better than perfect.” Get valuable customer feedback as soon as you can and if promising, grow and iterate your product.

Although I successfully switched off from Twitter during the past few weeks, I was not oblivious to the many creative noises coming from the Maker and NoCode community. Below are just a few that lit up on my phone:

As one can tell, the Maker community is thriving! I look forward to catching up with events in the coming days and weeks. If you’re currently building or launching a product or a service, shoot me a DM or email. I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.

💭 Afterthought

To finish off a valuable tweet by Sharath, quoting James Clear. The benefits of asking others how they succeeded can be manifold. And there are such a wide range of communities on Twitter and elsewhere which can help you when ideating, building, launching or growing a product or service. So get out there and speak with others, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Have a great day everyone!

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