I (@stusim) was checking Product Hunt today and saw the top product with 782 upvotes at the time of writing this, called RemoteDev which is a way to both hire remote workers, or list yourself as a remote worker.
Looking in the description of the PH launch, I found out that this looked to be a spin out from serial entrepreneur and indiehacker Pieter Levels who has launched multiple businesses including:
What was really exciting was that Levels more or less tweeted the entire journey.
While it looks like Levels started working on this feature on July 6th for his popular site remoteok.io, based on some calculations it looks like he decided to start spinning this out around July 19th.
I felt like this was a gold mine of a journey to watch. Too bad Twitter is terrible at cataloging this kind of stuff. Given the 100's of other tweets Levels has shared since early July.
This is why I made Saved.so which lets you save your favorite tweets in a blog format somewhat like what is listed below. Feel free to check it out, right now its still in beta so just $5/year.
Anyway, So I gathered all of the majority of the threads so you can follow along on his journey of building this new site.
I especially love the fact that he is generating revenue from the new site, using a relatively unique business model. Of course, this wasn't a quote "overnight" success.
Clearly Levels has put in countless hours over the last 5 years to build some great brands and a following which he can leverage on a project like this but its still very impressive and shows how compounding in business works.
Anyway, here are most of the tweets around this part of the journey.
If you got this far, thanks very much for checking it out. Thanks again to Levels for building in public. I'm going to do similar posts a couple of times so feel free to follow me on Twitter at (@stusim) to stay in touch,