November 2, 2022
I enjoy the full spectrum of building products (from user research to ideation to design and development). Big companies need specialists most of the time, so after spending a few years in the industry I realized that no matter the position, I wouldn't remain happy for long. As a result, I decided to spend some time to understand how it is possible to make a living building my own products, and here we are.
Two so far. Audio Bites, which turns your audio into 30-second visual clips, and Social Viewer, which is the demographics of your Twitter followers.
Audio Bites started as a test to see if I could come up with an idea for a product, build it and launch it within a month's time. People already have their own way of creating their audio content. I wanted to create a super simple way for them to "repackage" their content in a way that allows them to share it around better.
I am interested in understanding the problem one might have in their day today. The moment that you can deliver a solution and improve someone's life is pure magic to me. Of course, being able to be paid for it is a huge bonus.
Trello. That's how I organize my ideas. I also use it as a kanban board when building.
Since the launch of Audio Bites, people have been requesting features and customization options they want to see. Some have offered to pay to see them happening. I see that as a great starting point for monetizing the product
It is still very early for me to be giving advice as I am still learning. A reminder instead would be that things start getting less 'scary' right after you do them for the first time.