Andrey Azimov Blog

Hardcore Year and other stories


Hardcore Year is done: My journey from quitting my job to building 7 apps and $1,000+ MRR.
Hard to believe itโ€™s been a year, but Iโ€™m happy to say that finally I achieved my goal of $1,000 monthly recurring revenue after 14 months.

๐Ÿ† Iโ€™m Product Huntโ€™s Maker of the Year!
This was 4th Annual Golden Kitty awards and it was the biggest one .

The crazy story of how my first Mac app got acquired
Iโ€™m sitting in a room, holding my pen about to sign the biggest deal in my life. OMG! Just like in a movie.

๐ŸŽ‰ 5 month โ€” 5 products โ€” $5,000 revenue
I launched 5 products that earned $5,000 in total gross revenue.

Hardcore Year: I Learned Swift, Build a Mac app and Earned $1635 in 1.5 months
The second project in my 1 year challenge

How to Accept Payments Online If You Canโ€™t Use Stripe?
I did some research and found two payment systems that could solve this problem

Hardcore Year First Month โ€” Getting press coverage and reaching $361/m revenue
The story of

I quit my job and I have one year to get to profitability
In March 2018 I ๐Ÿ˜ฑ quit my job and I have 1 year to get to ๐Ÿ“ˆ profit as Indie Maker.

How FREE Heroku really works and how to get maximum from it?
It was very confusing for me WTF does this free dyno hours mean?

MVP without code: the toolkit
I made a list of tools that could help me build an MVP fast. That way I could validate if people needed (and would pay for my idea or not.)

Upvotes are not sales! Lessons learned from launching a physical product ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ“ˆ
This a story about how I launched my second project Push to Deploy and what lessons I learned.

I learned to code, build a web app and launch it on Product Hunt in 2 months
Two months ago I started my journey to build my first web app. Itโ€™s a very basic web app called When To Surf for surfers to see when is the best time for them to surf every day. Iโ€™m launching it today.