First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
35
Average duration
00:15:16

Indie Bites

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Making $10k in a weekend selling emoji email addresses - Ben Stokes, Tiny Projects

<p>Ben Stokes a full stack developer and entrepreneur based in Bristol in the UK, who's started an ice cream business and cookie dough business amongst other things. Ben, like many indie hackers, has a bunch of small side project ideas, but not enough time to do them. So he started Tiny Projects. Tiny Projects documents his progress with these small ideas, launching 6 projects since May last year, including One Item Store, which he sold, and his most recent, Mailoji, which has just crossed $10k in revenue.</p><p><strong>Sponsor</strong></p><p>Thank you to today's sponsor, <a href="http://veed.io/">VEED.io</a>, who are hiring developers, designers, product people and more. So if you're looking to join a growing bootstrapper-friendly business, reach out to their CEO, Sabba ([email protected]), or take a look at their published roles <a href="https://apply.workable.com/veed-io/?lng=en">here</a>.</p><p>Get ad-free and extended conversations of the podcast with <a href="https://indiebites.co/membership"><strong>Indie Feast membership</strong></a><strong>, </strong>for just £4 a month.</p><p><strong>What we covered in this episode:</strong></p><ul> <li>Why Ben started an ice cream business</li> <li>Buying an ice cream machine for £700 after a few pints</li> <li>Growing a cookie dough business to £13k a month</li> <li>Why Ben started <a href="https://tinyprojects.dev/">Tiny Projects</a> </li> <li>The six projects he's worked on</li> <li>How to sell a project for $5,000, that only made $2</li> <li>Selling $10k of emoji domain names</li> <li>How to go viral on hacker news</li> </ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul> <li>Book: <a href="https://uk.bookshop.org/a/5782/9781471146725"><strong>Shoe Dog</strong></a> </li> <li>Podcast: <a href="https://productjourney.fm/"><strong>Product Journey</strong></a> </li> <li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/alexwestco"><strong>Alex West</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Ben</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/tinyprojectsdev">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://tinyprojects.dev/">Tiny Projects</a></li> </ul><p><strong>Follow Me</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jmckinven">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/indiebitespod">Indie Bites Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://mckinven.co/">Personal Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://whistablecraftco.com/">Buy A Wallet</a></li> </ul>
Published Jun 14, 2021