9 Sideproject Success Factors & Quick Wins

9 Sideproject Success Factors & Quick Wins

Sideprojects are really useful to improve your skills in many areas, especially if you plan to start your own business someday. I tried to summarize some learnings I made from my recent successful sideprojects.

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Roger Dudler

August 19, 2013
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  1. 9 SIDEPROJECT SUCCESS FACTORS & QUICK WINS Lean Startup Meetup

    Zurich Roger Dudler, Founder @ Frontify August 19, 2013
  2. 2’000/day 2’500/day eclipse color themes the simple git guide 20h

    4h http://rogerdudler.github.io/git-guide http://www.eclipsecolorthemes.org
  3. 1. Let users create content (let them sign up) 16’000

    sign ups 22’000 themes
  4. 2. Showcase the user’s content Staff Picks, etc.

  5. 3. Let users like your project 5m Facebook

  6. 4. Use existing ecosystems for distribution 241’908 Installs 3h

  7. 5. Choose a title and claim that’s worth to share

    4’747 Tweets 15m + 1’300 Followers 25’000 on Day 1
  8. 6. Add as much personality as possible 1h Tablet! Everyone

    can draw... well... something...
  9. 7. Allow users to share their thoughts 15m Disqus!

  10. 8. Let users be part of the story 1h Github!

    12 Languages (give credits)
  11. THANKS roger@frontify.com @rogerdudler 9. Just try!