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HelpKit reached $3000 MRR and going full-time indiehacking

Published by: sobedominik, Founder of HelpKit


Today marks the third big milestone for me as an Indiehacker. Helpkit, my 100% bootstrapped SaaS, reached $3000 in MRR! That is over 130 paying customers.

From small ambitious content creators to publicly traded companies are all now using HelpKit and Notion to serve their knowledge bases.

This is huge because it basically allows me to go full-time on indiehacking while still being in school (I need to finish my thesis asap). My goal for this summer was to reach $1K for ramen profitability and now reaching 3x is genuinely incredible and I am incredibly grateful for the experience so far.

Update 12 for Open Makers: Leaderboards!

Published by: MicahIverson, Founder of Open Makers


Happy Friday! Today we are excited to announce the launch of a fun little feature called "Leaders or Leaderboards" for Open Makers.

As a fun way to boost a bit of competition on the site and highlight Makers who put in the effort to share their progress in public.

We currently show the top 25 Makers in our 7 different leaderboard categories...

  • Most Projects
  • Most Milestones
  • Most Tasks Completed
  • Most Articles
  • Most Followers
  • Most Profile Views
  • Most Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR)

To view the leaderboards, you can visit this link:

https://openmakers.io/leaders or you can get to it from the third tab on the homepage.

Let us know what you think and I look forward to being knocked out of first place.

Landing-page! 🥳

Published by: Mobilpadde, Founder of hasty.dev


What's up?! A new landing-page is up, that's what's up!

Gave a designer a take on hasty's landing-page, and HOLY COW, did I love it? 🥳

So I, with her acceptance, simply had to implement it. And wow, I'm in love!

Thanks, that's all folkes!

Update 11 for Open Makers : Comments!

Published by: MicahIverson, Founder of Open Makers


After several weeks of hard work, we finally have the ability for members to leave comments on Milestones and Articles!

For such a basic feature, it's a surprisingly complex feature to build and we are still working out a few kinks.

Comments will help make the site a bit more dynamic and will allow for hopefully helpful feedback and support to makers about their updates.

Feedback helps Makers improve their products and helps provide a support system in a world where it can feel very isolating to build a product on your own.

I love these short urls! 🤓

Published by: Mobilpadde, Founder of hasty.dev


Don't you just hate it when an app sharing feature turns into a 5k long char-chain? Well, I did for hasty.dev, but no more! I've updated most everything and urls are now always 22 characters long, no more, no less! Oh happy joy!

Here's an example of a shorter url, https://hasty.dev/page/Rh6cXtOCOO5QETQJ8OeQVy it's for the notebook feature of hasty.dev, which I've dubbed pages.

Even works for everything else, that's sharable via hasty.dev! What are you waiting for? Please go check it out 😍

One-click publish

Published by: gabriel_kvl, Founder of Organized.ly


We added a feature for creating a simple website, such as a blog, directly from Organizedly. Setting it up takes only a minute.

We focused on a good user experience and beautiful design. In terms of functionality, we kept to the bare essentials:

👉 One-click publish 👉 Minimal configuration needed 👉 Auto-tagging and sorting articles by tags 👉 Dark mode 👉 Article length in minutes

Live-demo: https://demo.organizedly.club/

Our goal is to find first customers to start using this feature as soon as possible.

Next milestone: HelpKit reached $2000 MRR!

Published by: sobedominik, Founder of HelpKit


Today marks the second big milestone for me as an Indiehacker.

HelpKit, my 100% bootstrapped SaaS, reached $2000 in MRR! 🎉

Over 90+ customers are now using HelpKit and Notion to serve their knowledge bases 💪 That's over 3000 help articles 🤯

→ It took around 5 months to reach $1000 MRR → It took 1.5 months to reach $2000 MRR

To be completely honest with you, I did not expect this kind of fast growth but I am thoroughly enjoying it!

Here are five quick lessons I have learned.

🧠 Lesson 1: Full focus

One of the biggest actions for HelpKit's success was forcing myself not to work on my other products. It was SO hard to resist but this way, I couldn't procrastinate and made sure to make the product as perfect as I could. Consistency > Motivation

🏷 Lesson 2: Don't overthink your pricing

In the beginning, you need to make an educated guess about your pricing. There's no way you will know what works and what doesn't. Pick a price and go. Don't overthink. With time you'll find the right value metrics your customers value.

🙇‍♂️ Lesson 3: Stop worrying about eventualities

There will be things in your product that will make you feel it's not worth the price or it doesn't meet your user's requirements. Unless a user addresses it, stop worrying. Countless doubts I had simply never turned into reality.

🙋‍♀️ Lesson 4: Be a human

Don't hide behind the corporate "we". One powerful advantage we @IndieHackers have is that we can build closer, more personal connections with our customers. Hop on a call and tell them your story. They might become your ambassadors.

🧖‍♂️ Lesson 5: Take your time

If you don't feel like working on your project, take a break. Go to the gym, play with your cats, go surfing. Doesn't matter if you need one day or one week. It can be so easy to lose yourself in work. This is not a sprint. It's a marathon.

That's it for now! If you have any questions, more than happy to answer here! :)

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