- He created his first website when he was 11.
- He has ADD/ADHD. Working asynchronously makes him more effective
Makerlog is a community of over 7,000 makers in tech shipping side projects together. Folks can post their daily tasks and grow a network of supportive, like-minded people.
He has shared a lot about the Makerlog journey. You can check out:
- February, 2018: He hinted about the creation of Makerlog in a tweet
- June, 2018: The private beta was launched. At that time, he moved the domain to Get Makerlog.
- January, 2019: Makerlog 2.0 launched on Product Hunt. It became the #1 Product of the day.
- February, 2019: Makerlog reached 2000 users
- April, 2019: Makerlog had 2,436 Users: and MRR: $180,
- June, 2019: Makerlog hit 100k tasks.
- July, 2020: Makerlog turned 2
- August, 2020: It became an LLC
- September, 2020: Makerlog reacched $405 MRR in Gold sub revenue
- January, 2021: he introducted the Makerlog Awesome club. The most active and helpful members of their community got a limited edition purple badge on their profile.
- Mockup of Maker Project stats page (Febrary, 2018)
- The first ever video of Makerlog. It’s from April 2018
- The first document he wrote about Makerlog back in 2018, before he’d even started coding it
- Market Research spreadsheet for Makerlog
- He compared data from multiple launches and found that Product Hunt is the most effective launch strategy.
- How he measures Makerlog’s progress
- He publicly joked about buying the Makerlog.com domain. Somebody else bought it.
- He celebrated building for 728 consecutive days on Makerlog in November, 2020.
Inkfeed is described as ‘the place for the web’s ideas.’
Cowork was a productivity tool for remote teams
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He soft launched the product in July, 2019. He got a lot of positive feedback. He created a Twitter thread with the highlights from building the MVP. He also created a Twitter thread about the soft launch.
In September, 2019, he closed Coworks to new signup and transitioned it back to an alpha stage.
Taleship was a community for writing stories collaboratively
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Sergio made Taleship from scratch as a side project. He described it as a fun way to modernize writing and make it a social, fun experience.
He retired the project in March, 2018. He shared more about the experience at Taleship: Shut Down +600 Users Startup due to Hurricane Maria. He also wrote about it at his blog at Making in the Apocalypse: How I shipped a SaaS after Hurricane Maria.
Covid Pages was crowdsourced directory of resources to ease the crisis
He reached 2’000 Twitter followers in May, 2019.
- Many people mistake failing fast with giving up fast. There’s a big difference
- Getting backlash and the importance of postiive feedback
- The launch-and-dump culture on Product Hunt is harmful, and it’s hurting our goals as a community
- Striking the Right Balance as an Indie Hacker with Sergio Mattei of Makerlog
- Making Get Makerlog With Sergio Mattei
- How Sergio Mattei made the next Makerlog 6x faster with Polypane
- Sergio Mattei: The Beautiful Humans Of Hacker Noon
- Sergio Mattei on Being a Maker as a Full Time Student
- How to grow a community with Segio from Makerlog