Sharath is a creative that embodies the no-code philosophy. He is very community focused and shares the bulk on his insights at his Twitter account.
He decided to identify as a creative after reading Atomic Habits by James Clear in October, 2018. He joined the Makerpad community and has since shipped multiple projects.
Shoutout is a website that collects positive twitter testimonials in the one spot.
Sharath launched the landing page for Shoutout in early September. 100 signed up to the mailing list within 24 hours of it launching. The waitlist reached 200 sign ups by September 11. By the end of the first month, Shoutout had crossed 300 signups on the beta waitlist and made it to top 10 finalists Makerpad’s t30 challenge.
His first technical co-founder was Dan Rowden. Dan left in October due to his other commitments. Shortly after, Sharath tweeted that he was looking for a technical co-founder. In November, Curtis Cummings joined Shoutout. Sharath created a Twitter thread about why Curtis was the perfect fit.
He created a Twitter thread about building Shoutout in public.
Shoutout reached 50 customers in early April. A week later, he wrote a thread sharing the lows Shoutout had experienced.
- Week 1: Shoutout had gotten 10 paying customers and 360 total signups.
- Week 2: $240 MRR from 18 customers.
- Week 3: $460 MRR from 29 customers
- Week 4: $610 MRR and 36 customers
- Week 5: 0 new sales. $650 MRR
- Week 6: 7 new customers and $710 MRR
- Week 7: 4 new customers and $850 MRR
- Week 8: 4 new customers and $960 MRR
- Week 9: 1 new customer and $975 MRR
- Week 10: 1 new customer and $976 MRR
- Week 11: 1 new customer and $1028 MRR
- Week 12: 4 new customers and $1060 MRR
- Week 13: 6 new customers and 1.1k MRR
- Week 14: 2 new customers and $1.1k MRR
In March, he applied for the role as Head of Community at Product Hunt. He created a thread about why it was his dream role and why he was applying.
Sharath studied many community builders and founders as he was preparing to join. He created a Twitter thread with tactics and lessons learned.
Tools for Makers
Tools for Makers is a hand-curated directory of tools for makers to use.
The Angel Philosopher
Sharath build a site that curated content relating to Naval Ravikant. Naval had shared a lot of knowledge and wisdom online but there was no central place for fans discover this information.
He shared the story behind the website at Makerpad: How I made a site for all Naval Ravikant’s content without code
Request for Product
Request for Product is a crowdsourced directory of product ideas that people wish existed. It got the runners-up spot at Product Hunt’s Makers Festival.
Productivize is weekly newsletter based on the interesting research and products Sharath discovers.
WFH Manual was launched in March, 2020, in response to the global spread of Covid-100. It is a guide that curates some of the best tips/hacks, resources and best practices shared by pro #WFH workers around the Internet.