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New Year's Resolution - Dev Log 2

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.


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Lawrence Mueller

4 months ago | 2 min read
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console.log("This is a quick dev log to get this blog caught up to my Reddit Posts")

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If this is somehow the first part of this series that you are reading, here is the skinny. My new year's resolution is to create one or multiple websites that give me enough income per month to not need a job. I have been posting on Reddit regularly as a dev log. Due to people in the comment section of my 6th dev log on Reddit, I am now converting the posts into a more formal blog.

Here is the post from Reddit:

As per usual, here is what it says for those using screen readers, and honestly those who don't want to read all the text in a screenshot:

Idea 1 - Job Board: Had a nice coding session on working on this today. Ran into a logical bug that took about an hour to solve, killed my drive to get more done. I decided that the post a job section will not be in modal form and am using conditional rendering to place it where the main feed of job posts would be. I was able to get the basic layout of the post a job section finished today.

Idea 2 - Paid Plugins: I have decided to scratch this idea entirely, due to unfamiliarity with the ecosystems that I would be developing for and the overall saturation of competitors.

Idea 3 - SaaS: I am still excited to create a SaaS later in the year, I have an idea which I think might be a winner. Still, I do not want to spread myself thin and work on multiple projects at once, since I am far too inexperienced to work on too large projects at once. Don't want to half-ass two things at once, would rather whole ass one thing.

Personal notes: I am excited to be making a dev log on Reddit because I feel like this will make me more accountable. I have also decided to make another form of dev log on YouTube, but those will be more for large updates. The first YouTube post I will make is when I have finished the entire frontend for the MVP, then again after I complete the backend. I think that it would be wise to join a discord or something later on and talk to developers who are better than myself, that way when I have the MVP done I can get advice from others. Still excited about the resolution and am still hoping to be successful.



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