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  1. Singularity73

    If you could only pass on one life lesson to everyone on this forum, what would it be?

    NOTABLE! MINDSET 
    It was an "accidental" business as it was originally a coursework project that just happened to gain traction so I kept working on it and eventually monetised it.
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    If you could only pass on one life lesson to everyone on this forum, what would it be?

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    For sure, you might be going through the desert of desertion. Probably the best way to stay motivated at that point is connecting with your vision every day, as a reminder of why you're doing this. Also having conviction in your idea. I don't know what the project is, but I think if you can get...
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    Age old debate: Mac VS Microsoft PC

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    I got the M1 Air after using Windows my whole life. I used it for 1 year before recently switching back to Windows. MacOS is awful, the window management makes 0 sense (talking from the perspective of using multiple monitors). Windows 11 is great, love the snap layouts feature. It just works...
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    If you could only pass on one life lesson to everyone on this forum, what would it be?

    NOTABLE! MINDSET 
    I liked it at the start, it's always exciting starting something new. But then motivation comes and goes in phases, I think it's highest when you're getting a lot of customer feedback and have momentum.
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    If you could only pass on one life lesson to everyone on this forum, what would it be?

    NOTABLE! MINDSET 
    It's not easy, I don't always succeed. One thing that has helped though is to set quotas and create rules for yourself. I have a quota to do 10 pomodoros per day. If there is a clear rule that you cannot break (otherwise you lose trust in yourself) then you will do the work irrespective of...
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    The dilemma: quit or persevere?

    Thanks I guess listening to the market rather than the generic business advice is a sound approach. Yes Indie Hackers is great, I have been lurking in that community for a while now. It doesn't tend to have as much active discussions though, I think I've gotten more value from this forum.
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    The dilemma: quit or persevere?

    Man, I would love to do this. I have actually talked to someone who signed up to my app looking for this use case but ultimately it ended up not being effective. There are a few problems why it currently won't work for this market: 1. It is designed for a classroom environment where people are...
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    The dilemma: quit or persevere?

    Well, because the product is relatively inexpensive my business model depends on thousands of paying users rather than a few big "clients" (so I think "customer" is a better word). And to non-organically reach these numbers would require advertising. The problem is this is not something you buy...
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    The dilemma: quit or persevere?

    Interesting, thank you for the reply. I guess the idea that if you can make $1, you can make $100 and if you can make $100 you can make $1000 and so on has been what kept me going for so long. But recently I have been a bit demoralised and I've read about ideas like "If you can't be #1 or #2 in...
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    The dilemma: quit or persevere?

    Thanks for the reply, some good points to think about. I'm still in contact with my physics teacher who I originally made it for and there is a problem he has which he's asked me to incorporate into the app but I haven't yet because it's quite complex technically-wise and would also make the...
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    When to get an LLC?

    INTRO 
    DON'T worry about legal entities until you're making substantial revenue. I'm in the UK so not an LLC, but I made the mistake of incorporating before I made significant revenue and it has just been a massive headache that distracts from working on the business. The taxman doesn't care about your...
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    The dilemma: quit or persevere?

    I have been working on this web app for a few years, that I started as a coursework project when I was in school. It is a quiz app that makes assessment more fun and engaging for students. After 1 year of working on it full time, I'm now starting to make £1-£2K per month (£500-£1K profit)...
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    Bringing on a cofounder, years later?

    Very true, I should do more networking. I'm living with my parents now though and we live in a village, so not very ideal. Once the covid situation dies down I should be making enough to support myself and can move out to a city or something where there'll be more opportunities for that sort of...
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    Bringing on a cofounder, years later?

    Some good points to consider, thanks! I do trust him, we've been working quite well in the last few months and made some great improvements to the product. His main contributions have been improving the product's intuitiveness as it had quite a bad interface before. But again, this is something...
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    Bringing on a cofounder, years later?

    Yeah this is what I've been thinking - just pay freelancers or consultants when I need help with something. I guess as this is my first business part of me likes the idea of having someone with experience help making the decisions etc. But I also don't really want to give away equity with...

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