🗃️ Archiving a Project

About 2 years ago I started remotenactive.com and the last weekend, I archived the project. The process of working on this project has made me realize what I learned during the ride. Here are unsorted things I learned Going through YCombinators’ startup school helped me structure my idea, but the real world had more unforeseen variables than expected Cheap website builders get pricey if you do not make enough money, I went from paying 19$/month to 29$/month, only to rebuild things on my own and pay 0$/month My tech journey: From carrd and airtable to making my landing page with HTML, CSS, JS, then going to Ghost with customizing the theme, and in the end archiving with Hugo and customizing a theme Doing Sales is super hard, automating lead generation with tools on social media is kinda cringy, but brought a little sale I don’t enjoy being in the digital spotlight and having to post on social media frequently Modern marketing is an online battle of optimized images and sneaky words Going viral is random Creating online content regularly is tough, very tough SEO Tools are fascinating, but some things are like a black box One of the most exciting parts of a project is rebuilding things nobody cares about (except yourself) Spammers, spammers and scammers everywhere Having any kind of business related social circle, be it digital or in real-life is essential Know when to move on

June 27, 2023