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Sep 04, 2020
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Breaking Convention: The Radical Thinking of Jack McDade and Statamic

<p><a href="">Jack McDade</a> is the creator of <a href="">Statamic</a>, a content management system for Laravel. What I love about Jack is how he approaches all of his projects, including Statamic, to just be different. There is so much cookie cutter content out there and everything just ends up looking the same - but not if Jack has anything to do with it. Just take a look at his <a href="">personal website</a>, his <a href="">Radical Design course</a> and <a href="">Icons</a> and you’ll see what I mean. I love it.</p><p>👉 <a href="">Join the Indie Bites membership here</a>.</p><p><strong>Timestamps:</strong></p><ul><li>00:00 Intro</li><li>01:27 Why Jack started Statamic</li><li>02:58 Taking 6 years before going full time</li><li>04:20 What would Jack have done differently?</li><li>05:14 How to be different</li><li>07:40 The unfair indie hacker advantage</li><li>08:26 Radical Design Course</li><li>12:45 <a href="">Learning with Jack</a></li><li>15:07 Recommendations</li></ul><p><strong>Recommendations</strong></p><ul><li>Book: <a href=""><strong>Steal Like an Artist</strong></a> &amp; <a href=""><strong>Extreme Ownership</strong></a></li><li>Podcast: <a href=""><strong>Friendship Onion</strong></a><strong> &amp; </strong><a href=""><strong>Darknet Diarys</strong></a></li><li>Indie Hacker: <a href=""><strong>Adam Wathan</strong></a></li></ul><p><strong>Follow Jack</strong></p><ul><li><a href="">Twitter</a></li></ul><p><strong>My links</strong></p><ul><li><a href="">Twitter</a></li><li><a href="">Indie Bites Twitter</a></li><li><a href="">Indie Bites YouTube</a></li><li><a href="">Join the membership</a></li><li><a href="">Personal Website</a></li><li><a href="">2 Hour Podcast Course</a></li><li><a href="">PodPanda</a> (hire me to edit your podcast)</li><li><a href="">This Indie Life Podcast</a></li></ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href=""><strong>Ahrefs</strong></a></p><p>Thank you to Ahrefs for sponsoring Indie Bites. Ahrefs is the most complete and valuable SEO tool on the market. Bootstrapped companies such as VEED and Transistor have used Ahrefs extensively to understand how to craft their SEO strategies, which have been such a pivotal part of their growth.</p><p>If you want to get more traffic from Google on your side-project, I’d recommend first trying out Ahrefs Webmaster Tools for free. You’ll see what keywords your pages are ranking for, understand how Google sees your content and discover what changes you need to improve your search ranking. You should also check out their <a href="">YouTube channel</a> to understand both the basics of SEO and some more advanced techniques.</p><p>To try out Ahrefs Webmaster Tools, head to <a href=""></a></p>
Published Mar 25, 2023