“Build a Simple Landing Page.” – Phil, indie hacker
Don’t start building straight away. Instead, use something like ahrefs to determine if there is demand for your idea. After this, build a simple landing page and drive traffic to the site.
“Do Things That Don’t Scale.” – Marie, building in public
Start as a side project or make sure you have the financial runway to pay your bills for at least a year. Do things that don’t scale: do everything that it takes to get your first customers and worry about scaling processes later.
“Start out and Learn by Doing.” – Dominik Sumer, web developer
Your first product will most probably fail, make sure to fail early and often! It’s good to inform yourself, but don’t get paralyzed in tutorial/researching hell… Start out and learn by doing, and get more experience.
“Build, then ship!” – Norbert Hüthmayr, software builder
Start out with content pages. It’s easy and there is not a lot of technical knowledge needed. It’s also an excellent way to get into “making money online”.
Goutham Jay, solo bootstrapper: “Just Be Persistent.”
The first dollar I earned independently by myself was through Famewall.io which was a SaaS to collect & manage testimonials. I got paid $11.99 for the first time for something I created by myself 🙂