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New Year's Resolution - Dev Log 1

An update to the progress I am making towards being financially independent and completing my new year's resolution of making my living from my own web applications.


Lawrence Mueller

4 months ago | 1 min read


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Basically, my new year's resolution is to create one or multiple websites that give me enough income per month to not need a job. The last dev log was a lot of background, this one is more focused on what I am actually doing in order to achieve my goal. This is a picture of the original post of Reddit:

Those using screen readers fear not! Here is the rundown:

Idea 1 - Job Board: I had started coding this back in December. Coded for a couple more hours today on it, got most of the UI done for the MVP. While I am not a great coder, I would be lying if I said I was not proud of it so far, the code could definitely be cleaner but I am having a good time so far. The last thing I need to finish on the UI is making the post a job page, which I am thinking of just making into a modal.

Idea 2 - Paid Plugins: Currently in the research phase of this idea, I have been seeing a lot of people saying that WordPress plugins are the way to go. I personally do not see myself going this route, it seems pretty far from the workflows I am used to. Might decide to scrap this idea and continue with others.

Idea 3 - SaaS: An obvious route to go for great monthly income. Currently thinking that this is the next move after I finish my Job Board and have time to code something else while doing more business/marketing work on the job board. Still trying to find a market/idea for the SaaS application.

On a personal note, still excited to be productive and hopeful that on December 31st, 2022, I will make enough money from my own web applications that a job is not necessary (not that I could land one anyway lol).


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Lawrence Mueller


Web Developer

Just your average web developer. Love to learn and build out small projects.







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