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I'm shipping 12 side projects in 2024

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I’ve decided to challenge myself to ship 12 projects in the next 12 months.

This concept isn’t anything new or revolutionary. There are many others who have done it before.

However, my little twist on it is that it’s a focus on side projects – not startups.

This is where I’ll track my progress and hold myself accountable.

Why though?

This is more than just a challenge; it’s a journey of personal growth.

I’m doing this to:

Break free from permission – I don’t need someone else’s permission to create something. This challenge is my way to push against that resistance.

Overcome fear of exposure – I have a fear of sharing my work and putting myself out there. It’s an area I want to improve in.

Embrace criticism – Sure, not everyone will love what I do, and that’s fine. I need to get comfortable with this.

Improve skills – I will need to leverage existing skills and learn new skills in order to pull this off. I consider this to be part of the process.

Rules & guidelines

I’ve laid out some ground rules to keep this challenge manageable:

Ship on my own terms – There’s no set schedule. While the aim is 12 projects in 12 months, they won’t necessarily roll out one per month. Flexibility is key!

Freedom in creation – The definition of a ‘side project’ is broad. It’s anything I choose to create and bring to life. For now, I plan on shipping directory websites, info products, and resource libraries.

Move at my own pace – I’ll be moving at a pace that suits me and my current skill level, steering clear of unnecessary pressure.

Can I join too?

Absolutely!

I’d love to encourage others to partake in a “12 Challenge” of their own.

Build anything you want.

There’s no limits or restrictions. It doesn’t have to be a full-blown startup.

Your side project can be defined on your own terms. Examples: An essay. A podcast. A painting. An article.

Move at your own pace. You could do 1 project each month. Or 3 projects in a month. It’s up to you. The only criteria is that you ship 12 projects.
 
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I’ve decided to challenge myself to ship 12 projects in the next 12 months.

This concept isn’t anything new or revolutionary. There are many others who have done it before.

However, my little twist on it is that it’s a focus on side projects – not startups.

This is where I’ll track my progress and hold myself accountable.

Why though?

This is more than just a challenge; it’s a journey of personal growth.

I’m doing this to:

Break free from permission – I don’t need someone else’s permission to create something. This challenge is my way to push against that resistance.

Overcome fear of exposure – I have a fear of sharing my work and putting myself out there. It’s an area I want to improve in.

Embrace criticism – Sure, not everyone will love what I do, and that’s fine. I need to get comfortable with this.

Improve skills – I will need to leverage existing skills and learn new skills in order to pull this off. I consider this to be part of the process.

Rules & guidelines

I’ve laid out some ground rules to keep this challenge manageable:

Ship on my own terms – There’s no set schedule. While the aim is 12 projects in 12 months, they won’t necessarily roll out one per month. Flexibility is key!

Freedom in creation – The definition of a ‘side project’ is broad. It’s anything I choose to create and bring to life. For now, I plan on shipping directory websites, info products, and resource libraries.

Move at my own pace – I’ll be moving at a pace that suits me and my current skill level, steering clear of unnecessary pressure.

Can I join too?

Absolutely!

I’d love to encourage others to partake in a “12 Challenge” of their own.

Build anything you want.

There’s no limits or restrictions. It doesn’t have to be a full-blown startup.

Your side project can be defined on your own terms. Examples: An essay. A podcast. A painting. An article.

Move at your own pace. You could do 1 project each month. Or 3 projects in a month. It’s up to you. The only criteria is that you ship 12 projects.
I love this idea. Sounds intriguing. For me, i will make some small adjustment to the idea. I'm writing books based on my blogs. So i will try to ensure i do at least one book per month. Since i have all the information in the form of blogpost. So, i will just be beefing them up and formatting them to be book worthy. Let's go! For a better 2024 :)
 
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I love this idea. Sounds intriguing. For me, i will make some small adjustment to the idea. I'm writing books based on my blogs. So i will try to ensure i do at least one book per month. Since i have all the information in the form of blogpost. So, i will just be beefing them up and formatting them to be book worthy. Let's go! For a better 2024 :)

Thanks Catalina! That sounds like a great challenge too. What are your books going to be about?
 
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hello! hows progress so far with the challenge? any news?
Hi,

Thanks for asking!

I've been posting updates on my X (Twitter) profile.

So far, 4 out of 12 projects are completed.

Here's a timeline:

January 2024:
- Project 1 - SaaS Boilerplates

February 2024:
- Project 2 - SaaS Chatbots

Mar 2024 - Apr 2024:
- Life happened.

May 2024:
- Project 3 - SaaS Submit
- Project 4 - SaaS Logos

In order for me to meet my goal, I need to catch-up and move a bit faster than before.

Next week, I will be launching Project 5.

And in the following week, Project 6.
 
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With such assumptions how much of marketing effort are you going to give to each project?
I'm afraid that you may have many projects, all of which will be unknown to wider audience. And that without proper energy and money put into marketing, nothing will make money...
 
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