Side Projects

027d1ebf66cc039a0bd3b55eeadbe75d?s=47 Sacha Greif
October 26, 2012

Side Projects

Here's the accompanying video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53RoB1fhrlU

I usually present my projects, but I just have too many now. So instead I made this meta-presentation about side projects in general.

What makes for a good side project idea? How do you execute on it? And why should you even start one? Watch the slides to find out.

Sites Mentioned:
http://sachagreif.com
http://patternify.com
http://thetoolbox.cc
http://folyo.me
http://sidebar.io
http://blisscontrol.com
http://cssarrowplease.com
http://everytimezone.com
http://spacebox.io
http://domai.nr
http://sleepyti.me

Other relevant links:
The Side-Project Project: http://sachagreif.com/the-side-project-project/
The Toolbox, from idea to launch in 10 hours: http://sachagreif.com/the-toolbox-from-idea-to-launch-in-10-hours/
More side project examples: http://news.ycombinator.org/item?id=4658362
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SachaGreif

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Sacha Greif

October 26, 2012
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  1. by @SacGif photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtneer_man/354596067/in/photostream/

  2. why shld y lt  me?

  3. My blog

  4. Ce & expt pix ptns, ~15 twts

  5. A coec  fe ols  sg-page as, ~20 twts

  6. Hpg sttups fi g signs

  7. T 5 bt sign lks, evy day

  8. why uh a si project?

  9. build a product n someg new get yr name t

    
  10. build a product n someg new get yr name t

     ia, execu, mkeng: y’ n valuab skis  be yr own CEO
  11. build a product n someg new get yr name t

     a gd ce  try t  cl new framewk
  12. build a product n someg new get yr name t

     a si project c t ach a lot me peop  yr gur wk
  13. wt mak f a gd si project ia?

  14. simp spefic speal

  15. simp spefic speal big i ad  procrnn, so kp

    a sma scope: ia  uh  u 10 hrs
  16. Get lks  co acs  soal netwks

  17. simp spefic speal solvg a wl-fin nd f a spefic

    tget mak  sy  ust wt yr project do
  18. get  co f C rows

  19. simp spefic speal ve fun  try  st t!

  20. a buful me ze cvt

  21. w do I fi  me?

  22. d’t me me

  23. sca down comprome purpe

  24. sca down comprome purpe if y c’t ce me, ce

    scope: go back  step 1  sca yr project down
  25. sca down comprome purpe sacrifice exse, luh,  sep f

    e wk  fi yr 10 hrs
  26. sca down comprome purpe take someg y’ alady dog yway

     “si project-ify” 
  27. how do y get stt?

  28. d’t gs

  29. None
  30. d’t gs get stt befe y c stt secd-gg yrsf

    geg ov  l hurd   mt imptt step yr bra wi k up a s s why  w’t wk
  31. A sg-page a built  5 days

  32. gs y might k y , but y probably

  33. us as sv-si co a dabe

  34. us as sv-si co a dabe nobody wts  sign

    up f yet or g yway. Try  provi val right away, ’ also make yr job si.
  35. us as sv-si co a dabe d’t ume  pow

     Javcript! simplify yr frtructu (bus: no pfmce ss)
  36. us as sv-si co a dabe no dabe, no adacs.

    Kp  a clit-si (ht:  URL  yr frid!)
  37. Ptns e st   URL, which  n sht

    wh Bly
  38. twt tegrn / fav / cots / us coecs /

    facebk tegrn / email noficns / geolocaln / us customizn / R fds / vong / rkgs / us pris
  39. just say

  40. twt tegrn / fav / cots / us coecs /

    facebk tegrn / email noficns / geolocaln / us customizn / R fds / vong / rkgs / us pris
  41. wt e some gd ps f uhg?

  42. get a doma tl a sty capalize

  43. get a doma tl a sty capalize  cts ly

    $10  mak yr project lk much cr (bus pots f weird TLDs!)
  44. Use Domar  fi cl doma name i

  45. get a doma tl a sty capalize expg why y

    c yr project mak  si f peop  te  
  46. “I wn’t sepg wl, so I built mysf a sep

    me calcur”
  47. get a doma tl a sty capalize lk  yr

    or projects, ve peop sign up f a news, foow y  twt, etc.
  48. ir paid a

  49. …now go build someg!

  50. stg   Ksura riv  Arhiyama, Jap sign, vop,

    si project- hp://sacgif.com hp://twt.com/SacGif