Building In Public: Kickoff
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Building In Public: Kickoff

Building In Public: Kickoff

Today I kick off building my first product in public.

The product: a direct-to-consumer retail product business, selling customizable "on this day"-style artwork printed to various mediums.

The primary goal: to create a mostly-passive source of income, with a possible exit strategy.

The secondary goal: to create the product in public, contributing to the general indie hacker / public maker community; to grow my network and audience.

What's in it for you: an inside look at the development of a product; the research, decisions, actions, results, and lessons will be shared candidly and transparently. I want my trials and errors to better prepare your products for success.

What's next: research and planning! There are various components I know will be involved, and first we need an idea of how they might come together.

  • Custom application for generating artwork
  • API integrations for printing and order fulfillment
  • The purchase experience for customers (e.g. Shopify)
  • Expansion to other marketplaces for more sales channels (e.g. Etsy, Amazon, eBay)

I want to take advantage of as much out-of-the-box functionality as I can. Now I need to see what options are available to me!

How to watch my progress: check back often for new Building In Public posts (or hit that Subscribe button to follow via newsletter), and follow me on Twitter. 😎