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r/SideProject is a subreddit for sharing and receiving constructive feedback on side projects.

Welcome to r/SideProject, a subreddit for sharing and receiving constructive feedback on side projects.

This is also a subreddit to get motivated and inspired to work on new projects, so please submit links to projects you find interesting.

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I built a tool to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn ideas into visual concepts in seconds 🚀

Hey everyone!

As an aspiring entrepreneur myself, I know how challenging it can be to come up with a business idea, validate it, and then bring it to life. I spent countless hours brainstorming, only to hit a wall when it came to visualizing and pitching my concepts. That's why I decided to create a tool that simplifies this process and makes it super fast and easy.

Introducing StartupSparkAI

StartupSparkAI is a tool designed to help you turn your business ideas into visual concepts in just seconds. Whether you're at the very beginning of your entrepreneurial journey or looking to refine your existing ideas, this tool can help you:

  • Generate Visual Concepts Instantly: Transform your written ideas into professional visual presentations without any design skills required.
  • Validate Your Ideas Quickly: Get a clear picture of your concept to see if it’s worth pursuing before investing too much time and money.
  • Improve Your Pitches: Create compelling visuals that make your pitches more engaging and easier to understand.

I'm looking for feedback from fellow entrepreneurs and anyone interested in startup development. Your insights will be invaluable in making this tool even better.

👉 Try it out at StartupSparkAI and let me know what you think!

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions. Thank you for your time!

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2024/06/09
19:01 UTC

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Scratched my own itch with free marketing tools

I'm working on a new side project that offers free marketing tools for SaaS founders and other solopreneurs.

When I was working on my last project, I ended up spending between $500-1000 a month on a keyword research tool, an influencer database, an AI writer, a headless CMS, and a few other marketing tools. As I was making only a few thousand a month, it really cut into my margins.

I felt a lot of these tools are fundamental basic CRUD operations (nothing fancy!) and should be free-- to solve my own itch, I built RamenGrowth, which is a collection of free growth tools that solopreneurs can use. I fundamentally believe that the combination of AI + global talent will drive the costs of modern SaaS down, and am jumping on that.

Would love your feedback!

1 Comment
2024/06/09
18:48 UTC

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What should i do as a beginner dev?

Hey guys, im new here! I am an aspiring software engineer and always been interested in programming and development. Im 18 years old and about to start a Computer Science degree in couple months. I already know python and pretty comfortable with HTML, CSS and JS. I am a beginner to reactjs, nextjs and general software dev. I want to get more into and start something of my own.

What should my next steps be?

4 Comments
2024/06/09
18:38 UTC

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I built an AI tool to create Anki flashcards with images from your PDFs

1 Comment
2024/06/09
17:24 UTC

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Anyone need a web and mobile app developer

Looking for a website let's connect.

3 Comments
2024/06/09
17:01 UTC

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I need your help

Im a experienced software dev and develop apps across all platforms for the past few years.

I’m probably able to realise most app ideas without having much trouble from a tech perspective, the issue im dealing with is, that im building those visions in most cases completely on my own and sometimes it’s getting rough to finish them. But if i work in a team or someone is also involved in the project it’s getting another drive for me to get it done and i feel the joy again i had at the beginning of my career as dev building awesome stuff.

I’m just trying to find someone who has also this next-big-thing driven mindset like me, for building something great what really matters at the end of the day. Feel free to write me a dm if you want.

6 Comments
2024/06/09
16:50 UTC

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The Balancing Act: Building in Public While Staying Focused on Your Side Project

Have you tried "building in public"? It's where you share your progress openly and watch others do the same. It's a game-changer for motivation and inspiration. Seeing your own progress laid out and connecting with others on platforms like Twitter or even here on Reddit can really light a fire under your project.

But a word of caution – it's easy to get lost in the social media sauce. Scrolling through success stories and updates can turn into procrastination if you're not careful.

The main event is always your to-do list. That's your roadmap, your blueprint, your battle plan. Staying on track with that is what will move your project forward.

To keep myself focused, I use BeeDone. It's a productivity app that uses gamification and AI to make ticking off that to-do list as addictive as checking your feeds. It's about making the work as engaging as the public part of "building in public".

So, by all means, build in public – share your highs, your lows, and everything in between. Just don't forget to keep the main thing the main thing: your project.

Happy building, and may your productivity be as high as your spirits!

1 Comment
2024/06/09
16:00 UTC

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Introducing Saju: A Minimalist Solution for Korean Language Learning

Hello everyone! 🎉

I’m excited to share my latest side project, Saju, a minimalist website designed to help learners of Korean language. Whether you're a beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, Saju offers a clean and simple interface to enhance your learning experience. Check it out here: Saju

I would love to hear your feedback and thoughts on how it can be improved. Feel free to drop your suggestions or any questions you have!

0 Comments
2024/06/09
15:47 UTC

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Created a site to help Bootstrapped Founders attract paying customers

5 Comments
2024/06/09
14:42 UTC

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I created an open-source Text to Video AI generator

1 Comment
2024/06/09
14:30 UTC

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You NEED a newsletter!

After reading from Alex Finn, who managed to quit his job to go full time into building his newsletter. That's what led me to start my newsletter.

A newsletter, is something unique, unlike any other social media, when you have a newsletter, you own your audience. Why? It doesn't matter what happens to your newsletter provider, as long as you have your mailing list, you'll always be able to communicate with your audience, while on Twitter or any other social media platform, you can get banned and lose all your audience with ease.

After trying both Substack and Beehiiv (actually I use both), I'm going to explain why I strongly believe you should start a newsletter in Beehiiv.

Beehiiv, has many great features, it doesn't only work as an email provider, but you can also build a whole business, just with Beehiiv.

I created my newsletter, where I share tips to grow on Social Media. I've actually managed to make some good money by using it, over $500 in the past 3 months, not bad, but, what makes Beehiiv unique?

I've analyzed on this blog post, what are the key features that make Beehiiv incredible as well as what are the key features that make Behiiv as incredible revenue stream. If you don't want to read the long post, don't worry, here is a summary of the key points to consider:

  • Boosts: you can make a lot of money by recommending other newsletters. By every new subscriber that subscribes to one of my recommended newsletter, I make something in the range between 2-4 dollars, which isn't bad.
  • Ad Network: every now and then I receive offers, from businesses that want to include an ad slot on my newsletter, I make around $2, for every click people make on these ads.
  • Automations: I am able to automatically send a post to my audience. For example, to the most engaged people, I may send them some promotions, while less active groups, I'll try my best to grab their attention.
  • Design page: Unlike other newsletter providers, Beehiiv lets you design your page as you wish, what's more you can create a whole website on wordpress or wherever you like, and include a built in sign up page, which is completely customizable.
2 Comments
2024/06/09
14:18 UTC

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Finding the Right Demo for Your Project is Key to Growth! 🚀

Hey everyone,

I wanted to share an insight from my journey that might help others here who are trying to get their side projects off the ground. In my most recent project My AI Story, I’ve learned firsthand how crucial it is to find the right demo for your project to see real growth.

My Project:
I’ve developed an app where children can create their own personalized eBooks using AI. It really is great for a bedtime / quick read. The idea is to make reading more engaging by allowing kids to be the stars of their own stories.

My Initial Approach:
At first, I was reaching out to a broad audience. I posted on Reddit, HackerNews, ProductHunt, and shared it with friends and family. While I did get some feedback and interest, the progress was slow, and it felt like my project wasn’t gaining the traction it needed.

The Shift:
I realized that I wasn’t targeting the right demographic. My app is designed for children, but I wasn’t connecting with the people who would actually introduce it to them—parents and educators. So, I shifted my approach. I started reaching out directly to schools, teachers, and parent groups.

The Results:
The difference was night and day. By focusing on parents and educators who saw the value in making reading fun and personalized for kids, I started to see significant growth. The feedback became more relevant, the engagement increased, and the overall response was much more positive.

The Lesson:
Finding the right demo for your project can make all the difference. It’s not just about getting your project in front of as many eyes as possible, but about getting it in front of the right eyes. For me, it was about connecting with the people who would truly benefit from and appreciate what my app offers.

I hope this helps others who might be struggling with similar issues. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of finding and reaching out to the right audience.

Feel free to ask any questions or share your experiences. Let’s help each other grow!

1 Comment
2024/06/09
13:59 UTC

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Got my first paying customer 🥹

After a month of work, my microsaas finally got its first paying customer.

I launched 1 week ago and my focus is designers and tech entrepreneurs. Super proud to be profitable in the first month! Excited to see where this journey takes me!

VisualHUB

33 Comments
2024/06/09
13:41 UTC

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Launched My Side Project in Less Than 2 Weeks - Lessons Learned

Hey r/SideProjects,

I wanted to share my experience of building and launching a side project in less than two weeks. It's been a whirlwind, but I’ve learned a lot along the way and thought it might be helpful to others here.

The Idea Behind This Project:

I got the idea for MageForms from my previous job. We constantly struggled with sifting through massive amounts of form data to understand user feedback. It was tedious and inefficient, and I knew there had to be a better way to streamline this process.

The Building Phase:

Determined to solve this problem, I decided to build MageForms. The goal was to create a tool that bridges the gap between traditional forms and chat services, making it easier to gather user feedback, conduct churn surveys, collect feature requests, and report bugs.

Why Ship Quickly:

  1. Immediate Feedback: By launching quickly, I was able to get real user feedback and iterate on the product much faster. This helped in refining the features and addressing pain points early on.
  2. Validation: Shipping early helped me validate the core idea without spending months on development. It’s crucial to see if there’s a real need for what you’re building before investing too much time and effort.
  3. Learning Curve: The process taught me so much about rapid development, prioritizing features, and managing time effectively. These are invaluable lessons for any solo founder.

On a side note, here are the key features of MageForms:

  • Combines the structure of forms with the engagement of chat.
  • Versatile for various types of feedback collection.
  • Smart tagging, sentiment analysis, summary, and NPS scores.
  • Provides real-time analytics for better decision-making.
  • Affordable pricing to make it accessible.

I’d love for you to check out MageForms.com and share your thoughts. Your feedback would be incredibly valuable as I continue to improve the platform.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to ask me anything about the journey or the product. Let’s keep building and shipping! 🚀

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2024/06/09
13:13 UTC

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A small web app to get a summary of a YouTube video

I've developed a dead simple web app to get a summary of any YouTube video. To be precise - any video with transcript available.

The idea is pretty simple - get a captions from the provided Youtube video and ask ChatGPT to get a summary of that video.

The results are cached. There is a rate limit - 3 requests per minute per IP address.

It's implemented in Go and deployed to fly.io. The "UI" (just one simple html page) is embedded to the go binary.

GitHub repository: https://github.com/tess1o/youtube-summarise

Deployed to Fly.io: https://youtube-summarise.fly.dev

https://preview.redd.it/x1kl2i9nkj5d1.png?width=1358&format=png&auto=webp&s=81886a8498c9bd711aa7183b6b2ddffdf40f7b27

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2024/06/09
12:50 UTC

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Hi everyone, I made a chatbot that tailors slides to your audience, goal & talking style

There is one thing I love doing the most - building stuff. I also have a day job to pay for my bills. Delivering results on both fronts is hard, so, I automate & optimize.

As a product manager, I create a lot of decks for budget approvals, hires, new tools, and processes and also to pitch new ideas and strategies. I believe slides are a great tool to get what you need, but it often takes too much time.

I decided to fix it and I've built Deckster, a chatbot that helps to create goal-achieving slides, based on different parameters - the audience you present to, your desired outcome, and your communication style.

I feel that there might be many like me here and I hope it will be as helpful to you as it is to me. And I want feedback, honest.

Product - https://deckster.pro/
Demo - https://www.loom.com/share/717fd7b44d424b8b8be0930006b33c0d?sid=25b5f0d4-8f6f-4dec-9389-291e3f9fe45d

Arturs

3 Comments
2024/06/09
12:48 UTC

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My first WPF project & first Chat Application

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2024/06/09
12:21 UTC

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#4 on producthunt, any tips to get into 1 or 2

Hello all, we launched our AI startup to help with travel planning in producthunt today and ended up at 4 without much of promotion apart from linkedin post, any suggestions as to how can i make it to #1 or #2,

https://www.producthunt.com/posts/hadana-io

here's the link.

https://preview.redd.it/43pchs80gj5d1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=5a1b0f3e6ce849b93c7b23094302204e0d1685d3

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2024/06/09
12:17 UTC

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Want to build a personal brand / creator business?

Hey Reddit fam, especially all the creators out there!

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  • Basic branding content & ghostwriting to tell your unique story.
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3 Comments
2024/06/09
11:55 UTC

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Hackerman.AI – AI-first text editor (sign up for waitlist)

https://hackerman.ai

Submit your email to waitlist if you haven't already <3<3

Solo-development takes time but getting there.

1 Comment
2024/06/09
10:58 UTC

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A simple yet powerfull Discord Clone

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2024/06/09
10:37 UTC

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We build a tool to find, bookmark and explore the finest emails 💌

Hey sideprojectors!

A buddy and I just launched emailcream.com and we are excited to share it here.

What is EmailCream?

Emailcream is the ultimate email swipe file !

It's designed to help you find, bookmark and explore the finest email designs effortlessly.

Whether you're looking for inspiration, monitor competitors or analyzing successful campaigns, emailcream has got you covered.

The dashboard

Emailcream dashboard

Features

  • Discover: easily browse top-performing email designs across various industries and categories (curated daily).
  • Bookmark: save and categorize your favorite designs for quick and easy access later.
  • Insights: gain valuable insights from the best email campaigns to refine your strategies

Why we built It

Most of the time maketers use a disposable inbox to monitor competition or to get inspiration.

As a long-time email marketing enthusiast, I noticed the need for a centralized platform where you could just sign up to any brand and get their emails automatically in a clean and dedicated board (Pinterest style).

And also, find inspiration and learn from the best without the hassle of an inbox clutter.

EmailCream was born out of these needs, with the goal of making the email marketing tasks more efficient and enjoyable.

How you can help

We just launched the app a couple days ago and we need feedbacks from our first users.

Your insights will help shape the future of EmailCream and ensure it meets the needs of our target.

If you’re interested, you can register now on the website and start exploring.

I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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2024/06/09
09:47 UTC

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I am building 11 free AI tools

17 Comments
2024/06/09
08:53 UTC

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What a wild ride the past 7 days have been!

What a wild, 7 days its been since launching on Peerlist.

If youre interested in having an AI-assistant, helping save you tons of time and headaches with your invoicing... we got you!

Our waitlist on the website is almost full (everyone there gets FREE lifetime membership).

You can get there from our launch page: https://peerlist.io/emadibrahm/project/paygenie

This will also be the way we launch access for the beta testers, update on developments and reward our true fans.

Thanks to all for the support, we are excited to show you what we have been working on!

https://preview.redd.it/itz00bu5ci5d1.png?width=1270&format=png&auto=webp&s=6fb81e735bfc9b5e7f7d1576744dc1d7bdc4b6dd

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2024/06/09
08:34 UTC

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My Side Project Journey. Hope this helps others.

How it started

At the beginning of this year, I decided to make apps that people can just have fun with. The range is pretty broad, from simple web games to something more productive. Since this is a fun side project, making money wasn't my intention. I just wanted to share something fun with more people. So there are no paywalls. It's free and also ad free since I hate ads bothering users.

How it may end

The problem is, it has grown much more than I expected. Now I have thousands of people visiting daily, and the server/hosting cost is getting much more than I can handle. I started to accept donations, but the contributions haven't matched the traffic. I'm still hoping that donations could cover the cost so more people can enjoy my content, but I'm not sure where it will lead. Worst case, I may need to take the site down. Regardless of the future direction, it's been a great journey. I have received tons of positive messages from people who really enjoyed the apps. I really enjoyed the conversations with those. I just wanted to share this story in case someone is planning or working on a similar type of side project.

Latest edition

This is my latest creation, called Sonicity. It's a sonification/visualization app. I used cities' geographic data such as map shape, population, temperature, etc., and converted them into sound. Hope you all have fun playing with it!
https://lab.aizastudio.com/sonicity

2 Comments
2024/06/09
08:18 UTC

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I made an awesome iOS app for your eyes

https://preview.redd.it/piiawfk85i5d1.png?width=3200&format=png&auto=webp&s=c94f9bd05951078b65bbdd7639bf595b4ab86156

With our app, you'll feel better, see more clearly, and keep your eyes in the best condition possible. We will help you forget about eye strain from gadgets. We offer a variety of eye exercises and eye health tracking.

Join us and save your eyesight!

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eye-exercise-eyeyoga/id6464321255

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2024/06/09
07:54 UTC

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RetrOS - The iOS Nostalgia experience!

RetrOS is what I created through severe boredom during class.

It's basically an old iPhone emulator tweaked to be nearly IDENTICAL to the real thing! Now, there are some things I'm already aware of, such as how the LTE bars aren't exactly identical, which I will fix later. However, things such as Multitasking mostly work and have the correct "swap out" animation!

(everything recreated from scratch so that they look better on Retina displays and to challenge myself ;)

https://preview.redd.it/8surc18eth5d1.png?width=834&format=png&auto=webp&s=3c4c67b40f8c26a2947a87dc69c10eedf01d2aef

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2024/06/09
06:50 UTC

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My Vision Pro passion project, Dock Pro – Your things, at a glance. Bringing a missing AVP feature to life.

Please share your thoughts and any recommendations. Thanks in advance!

Say hello to Dock Pro. Your things, at a glance.

Finally! After months of negotiating Apple's arduous cross-platform guidelines, my app Dock Pro in now available for free on the Apple Vision Pro.

An innovative floating dock persisting all of your favorite things, at a glance. This essential Apple Vision Pro companion app enables convenient, quick access links within your immersive world.

Whether you're adding favorite apps, browser bookmarks, personal text contacts or handy spacers, the floating dock ensures your most used items are always in reach — with real-time displays of your time, date and battery percentage ever-present.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dock-pro/id6477725759

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2024/06/09
06:42 UTC

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