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Jesus, looking back at some of my posts, I really hate London don't I?

I need to be a bit more positive. Some tough experiences have made me very cynical and being negative just invites more negativity.

That being said, I'm still totally leaving London behind and buying a villa in Greece. I visited for the 3rd time in August and just stared from my balcony in awe for several hours every night. Paradise exists and it's in Greece. I have the exact villa bookmarked and I will buy that exact one.
 
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Jesus, looking back at some of my posts, I really hate London don't I?

I need to be a bit more positive. Some tough experiences have made me very cynical and being negative just invites more negativity.

That being said, I'm still totally leaving London behind and buying a villa in Greece. I visited for the 3rd time in August and just stared from my balcony in awe for several hours every night. Paradise exists and it's in Greece. I have the exact villa bookmarked and I will buy that exact one.

Dublin guy here! I know exactly how you feel! I've got a spot in Grand Canaria or Puerto Rico in mind once I get to your level :)

I LOVE your thread.... I'm in indie app dev. and I recently set up a guide for anyone trying to get into Apps so they dont get ripped off.... but now I'm thinking you should have set up the thread instrad of me LOL



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Dublin guy here! I know exactly how you feel! I've got a spot in Grand Canaria or Puerto Rico in mind once I get to your level :)

I LOVE your thread.... I'm in indie app dev. and I recently set up a guide for anyone trying to get into Apps so they dont get ripped off.... but now I'm thinking you should have set up the thread instrad of me LOL



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Hah, the weather is quite dire here isn't it? Gran Canaria is lovely and I know a few people who have relocated there.

Nice thread! Can't believe I haven't seen it before.
 

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Been seeing a lot of videos recommended to me from YouTubers I used to watch. That and the book I'm currently reading (10x Rule) just made me realize that I'm not doing enough. Sure I got to a comfortable income level. But I'm not rich. And I'm slacking. So I will work tirelessly until I get results.

I've stopped a lot of freelance work to just focus on apps. I have money saved up so I'm fine for a long time.

I was going to hire a developer to work on my trickier app but their quote was huge, and I know if I improve my dev skills I'll never need to rely on developers again. So my plan is to grind development for a few weeks until I'm expert level (already intermediate) then work on my apps.

1. Ray Wenderlich tutorials
2. Objc.io books

I've launched the app websites and planned the social media. Now it's just going through the courses and making the apps.

Timeline:
- Finish courses (roughly 100-150 hours): June 1st
- Finish apps: July 1st
- Launch: July 15th
 

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if I improve my dev skills I'll never need to rely on developers again.

As a developer who likes doing the grunt work, I tend to agree. Even if your time might be best spent on designing the apps, if some of them require a huge money upfront, it might be better to improve your coding skills and put at least the bulk of the work yourself until you can afford outsourcing more.

So my plan is to grind development for a few weeks until I'm expert level (already intermediate) then work on my apps.

Not to discourage you at all with this, but moving from intermediate to expert will take more than a few weeks. That's a good thing though, it can be a fun and fulfilling journey :) I'd just measure progress in months rather than weeks.
 

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As a developer who likes doing the grunt work, I tend to agree. Even if your time might be best spent on designing the apps, if some of them require a huge money upfront, it might be better to improve your coding skills and put at least the bulk of the work yourself until you can afford outsourcing more.



Not to discourage you at all with this, but moving from intermediate to expert will take more than a few weeks. That's a good thing though, it can be a fun and fulfilling journey :) I'd just measure progress in months rather than weeks.
Heh, maybe more than 2 weeks. Good enough to work on my apps without it being spaghetti code at least. I know here it's recommended to just get to work, but I've done that in the past and while it works, it's a total pain going back to fix the code or hiring a developer to fix it. Or adding features because the way you coded the app makes it a nightmare to do so.

I'm definitely in the "learn how to code" camp, vs outsourcing. Though as you said, later on when you have the money, outsourcing is a good idea.
 

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Long time no update!

I decided to hire a developer for my new app - he's amazing and much better than I hope to be in a few weeks or months. This way I can do what I'm best at (design and creative things in general), and the experts can do what they're best at. The new app (dropped one of the ideas so I could fully focus on the best one) is almost done, and will hopefully launch before Christmas. I'm excited to be collabing with some businesses and Apple, I think this app may really be successful.

Got an offer to sell one of my other apps that I don't update.

My computer broke down today just as I was praying for a release from my freelance work so I could fully focus on apps. Told my clients apologies but I have to take a few days off, booted up my old computer and now I'm working solely on apps again. Sometimes, the universe really does listen
 

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Just read your entire thread in one go. This is amazing and really inspiring! I have been working on my first web app also and I am currently finding first users. I must admit, as a developer, marketing is uncomfortable. Other than that, I can't wait to also quit my job as soon as my app makes enough money.

Great content here! Will subscribe! Thank you for the inspiration Nikita :clap::
 

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Just read your entire thread in one go. This is amazing and really inspiring! I have been working on my first web app also and I am currently finding first users. I must admit, as a developer, marketing is uncomfortable. Other than that, I can't wait to also quit my job as soon as my app makes enough money.

Great content here! Will subscribe! Thank you for the inspiration Nikita :clap::

Thanks for reading the thread and glad it's inspiring you! I really dislike marketing too, it's just the one part I can't ever seem to grasp.

Good luck with your web app! I'll take a look at your progress thread :)
 

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