Helen Ryles is a prolific indie hacker, having launched over 40 projects in the last 10 years, selling a few of them along the way. Helen is a proponent of the #NoCode movement, advocating for the tools that allow non-technical folks, like me, create amazing projects. To tie in with this, she also runs the community at Makerpad, the no-code education and community platform.
On side projects
- Helen, you start a lot of projects! Talk me through how you started out indie hacking?
- What are you currently working on?
- Where do you come up with ideas?
- How do you define a side-project?
- Having launched so many, what is your process for getting an idea up and running, validated and then deciding how long you run with it before it gets sold / canned?
- You wrote a great thread on selling side projects. How do you know when it's time to sell?
- How do you sell a side project?!
- You joined Makerpad last month to help run their community. Tell me a little bit more about what Makerpad is and what your role will be there.
- What is no-code and why do you think it's important?
- What are some of the most exciting things you've seen people do with no-code?
- People building games- civilisation remake webflow
- What are the non-obvious benefits of no-code?
- What are the best no-code tools?
- What's your favourite book?
- 4 hour work week
- Authority by Nathan Barry
- What's your favourite podcast?
- What indie hacker do you admire / who should people follow?
- Michael Gill
- What are you most excited about for the future?
Launch a line of notebooks