I have a passion in building digital products to help solve my own problems as well as to help others who share the same pain. I compiled a list of resources that helped me along my maker journey and hope they are useful for you as well.
If you are new to the digital product making, I hope you will have a great ride 🚀
Learn from the Experts
Before you start your maker journey, take a little bit of time to get inspired and learn from those who came before you.
REWORK - the New York Times bestselling book about business. | Basecamp
The perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and artists who don't want to starve will all find valuable guidance in these pages.
Almanack of Naval Ravikant
This book collects and curates Naval's wisdom from Twitter, Podcasts, and Essays over the past decade. The wisdom of Naval Ravikant, created and edited by Eric Jorgenson, with Illustrations by Jack Butcher, and a Foreword by Tim Ferriss.
Creator Spotlight Archive
Do you want inspiration, insights, and actionable tips from Gumroad's top creators?On our blog, we write in-depth profiles exploring the creative journeys of some of Gumroad's most successful creators. This archive presents beautifully formatted PDFs of every such article we've published.
Research and Ideate
Are you are looking for new opportunities to pursue? Stay on top of market trends and leverage your existing leverage to take advantages.
Generating Product Ideas: Actionable Techniques for Finding New Business Ideas
From the best-selling author Learn how to find ideas for your next business, side hustle, or indie startup using 17 highly actionable techniques. Today every skill for building a product can be learnt online - coding, design, marketing - besides one: generating new product ideas.
Trends.vc - Discover new markets and ideas
Join 35,000+ entrepreneurs discovering new markets and ideas. Save 2,000+ hours of market research with 5-minute reports. Thanks! You'll get weekly Trends.vc Reports. Check your email for recent reports. What else? 1. 🐦 Follow Trends.vc on Twitter 2. 📕 Get The Story Behind Trends.vc 3.
The 14 Day Product Challenge
We've created the 14 Day Product to help you create a product in the next two weeks. Every day, you'll receive daily emails that will guide you through creating a product in 14 days.
Search listening tool for market, customer & content research - AnswerThePublic
Use our free tool to get instant, raw search insights, direct from the minds of your customers. Upgrade to a paid plan to monitor for new ways that people talk & ask questions about your brand, product or topic.
Exploding Topics - Discover the hottest new trends.
See new market opportunities, trending topics, emerging technology, hot startups and more on Exploding Topics.
Get a Domain Name
Buying .com domain is really difficult these days, why not get creative with new gTLDs or domains that’s about to expire?
One Word Domains - Database of all available one-word domains
Easily search for related domains using machine learning and NLP Filter through the lists of domains to find the ones that best suits your needs Add domains to your Watchlist and get notified when they become available Get inspired by 1110K available & brandable domains across 87 TLDs .ai .app .asia .co .com .fyi .io .inc .link .live .new .to .
Build a Landing Page
Launching first with just the landing page might be all you need to validate your idea and prevent yourself from sinking endless amount of time building product that no-one wants. You can use existing platform or get hands-down if you are comfortable.
The best landing page examples for design inspiration - SaaS Landing Page
SaaS Landing Page showcases the best landing page examples created by top-class SaaS companies. Get ideas and inspirations for your next design project.
Super - From Notion to Website in minutes
Turn your Notion pages into fast, functional websites with custom domains, fonts, analytics, and more.
Get the Guide to Optimize SaaS Landing Pages by Talia Wolf
Here's How Talia Wolf Makes it Easy. If you try to optimize without a roadmap, there's a good chance you'll get stuck in the weeds running A/B tests that get you only marginally better results. Use this step-by-step guide from Talia Wolf to make sure you're focusing on the big-picture stuff that matters most.
Learn how to design awesome UIs by yourself using specific tactics explained from a developer's point-of-view.
My step-by-step guide to landing pages that convert
There's two parts of a landing page: what's immediately visible ( above the fold) and what the user scrolls to ( below the fold). Let's start above the fold. To quote Donald Miller, a caveman should be able to glance at it and immediately grunt back what you offer.
17 tips for great copywriting
1) Write with your eraser You get 100 bucks for every word you rub out from your title: 2) Don't exaggerate An honest line always feels warmer: 3) No one cares what you can do Everyone cares what you can do for them.
Add a Creative Touch
You don’t have to be a designer or shed a lot of money to add creative elements to your UI.
Beautiful Free Images & Pictures | Unsplash
Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos.
Illustrations | unDraw
The design project with open-source illustrations for any idea you can imagine and create. Create beautiful websites, products and applications with your color, for free.
Humaaans: Mix-&-Match illustration library
Mix-&-match illustrations of people with a design library for InVIsion Studio and Sketch.
DrawKit - Beautiful free vector illustrations
Free vector SVG illustrations for you to use on your next project, no attribution required! Vector illustrations, packs, icons and more.
Without a community support behind, you will run into the “what now?” moment as soon as you launch a product and have no-one to show it to. Join the community and start sharing what you are working on while you are building, vs waiting until way later.
Building in Public Definite Guide by Kevon Cheung
You're now reading the Building in Public eBook and guide that comes from months of studying, understanding, and implementing how Building in Public works for founders and creators. We, and a lot of people, are learning this term and starting to use transparency to build better companies and products.
Indie Hackers: Work Together to Build Profitable Online Businesses
Connect with developers who are sharing the strategies and revenue numbers behind their companies and side projects.
Get Ready for the Launch
Before you launch, be sure you have a mechanism to analyze your traffic and capture leads on your landing page.
Frustrated with Google Analytics? So are we and that's why we built Plausible Analytics, a simple, lightweight (< 1 KB), open source and privacy-friendly alternative that doesn't come from the adtech world. Web analytics went from a simple, fun and useful practice for site owners to a data grabbing machine for surveillance capitalism.
Marketing smarts for big ideas | Mailchimp
Mailchimp is the All-In-One integrated marketing platform for small businesses, to grow your business on your terms. It's easy to use - start for free today!
Market and Grow
The hard battle begins post-launch of your product. Be consistent and diligent about your marketing effort.
The Growth Marketing Handbook
This handbook explains how to acquire customers for your site or app then get them to purchase. This guide is widely recommended within Silicon Valley because it teaches growth to a professional level. It doesn't waste time with self-evident fluff. If you're skeptical of marketing advice, know that I am too.
Testimonial | The easiest way to collect video testimonials
With Testimonial, in minutes, you can collect video testimonials from your customers with no need for a developer or website hosting.
Fancy Border Radius Generator
A visual generator to build organic looking shapes with the help of CSS3 border-radius property
ColorSpace - 3 Color Gradient
Generate a CSS Gradient out of 3 Colors. By entering 3 colors out tool generates a smooth color gradient and the css gradient code.