First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
110
Average duration
00:15:44

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Bootstrapping Helpkit to $4.5k MRR - Dominik Sobe, Helpkit

<p>Today I’m joined by Dominik Sobe, the founder of <a href="https://www.helpkit.so/">Helpkit</a>, a product he started last year that turns Notion pages into a professional help center, doing $4.5k MRR. In this episode we talk about Dom’s many failed projects, how he finally found something that worked with Helpkit and how he went from wanting to be a management consultant to being an indie hacker.</p><p><strong>What we covered in this episode:</strong></p><ul><li>Dom’s previous projects</li><li>Wanting to become a management consultant</li><li>Management consultant to indie hacker</li><li>Making his first internet money</li><li>Being embarrassed about your first product</li><li>Overengineering your first product</li><li>Building an MVP during a hackathon</li><li>Validation before building a product</li><li>Side projects as marketing</li><li>Building in a growing market</li><li>Investing in SEO</li></ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul><li>Book: <a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Start-Small-Stay-Developers-Launching/dp/0615373968"><strong>Start Small, Stay Small</strong></a> by Rob Walling</li><li>Podcast: <a href="https://www.indiehackers.com/podcasts"><strong>Indie Hackers</strong></a></li><li>Indie Hacker:<a href="https://twitter.com/phuctm97"> <strong>Minh-Phuc Tran</strong></a></li></ul><p><strong>Follow Dominik</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://twitter.com/sobedominik">Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://dominiksobe.com/">Personal Site</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://jamesmckinven.com/">Personal Website</a></li><li><a href="https://whistablecraftco.com/">Buy A Wallet</a></li><li><a href="https://2hourpodcast.com/">2 Hour Podcast Course</a></li><li><a href="https://podpanda.co/">PodPanda</a> (hire me to edit your podcast)</li></ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href="https://figura.digital/"><strong>Figura</strong></a></p><p>Often great design makes products stand out in this day and age; stop trying to figure it out yourself. Figura offers vetted product designers for startups and fast-growing companies. Find your first designer or contractor, or land a helping hand for your product in less than 48hours. Save $199 and start your project for free, using code <strong>"INDIE199"</strong>.</p><p>Head to <a href="https://figura.digital/"><strong>figura.digital</strong></a> to try it out.</p>
Published Sep 26, 2022