Through mentorship and other channels, I get to talk to a lot of developers that are looking for a tech job. Many of them have impressive backgrounds, and are still having trouble finding a job. This may seem odd in an industry as popular as technology, but I’m going to dive into why it’s not […]ian
Hello, I'm Ian and I Build Products.
I'm an entrepreneur, developer and creator. I like to share what I've learned while building great products and to help teach others how to do the same.
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Here is a list of all of the products and services that I use to run my multiple businesses and consulting practice. This will hopefully give some insight into what we are willing to pay for, either for your own business or maybe new business ideas. This was inspired by a Pat Walls post from […]ian
In case you missed it, Shopify launched a massive feature this week. In one night they transformed their already popular (16,000,000 users) shipment status app “Arrive”, into a marketplace app called “Shop”. This app will eventually be a direct competitor to Amazon and Walmart, with the goal of being a marketplace [...]ian
This all started with a tweet storm that got a lot of attention. And while I think Tweet Storms are fantastic, they beg for longer form content to dive deeper. This post will be exactly that. I will get into the nitty gritty of my rapid process to create SaaS products. I will show you […]ian
My Mentors Throughout my career I’ve been incredibly fortunate to find guidance through people that I would call mentors. They’ve helped me define my goals, navigate the forks and ultimately challenge me to fulfill them. These mentors go as far back as my first soccer coach or the boss of my first after school job. […]ian
I failed pretty hard doing this in 2019 (last updated was in July), but here’s to a new year. See below for a list of what went down in January of 2020. Consulting Focus A 2020 goal of mine is to build out my consulting practice. I’ve been consulting for years but it was always […]ian
A goal of mine for 2020 is to work on growing the consulting work that I do. In the past, consulting has been an accessory to my full time job. This year I want to flip that around and make it one of my primary focuses. I have multiple side businesses (leadaide, indibot, huntify) that […]ian
I recently got the idea to jot down everything that I have completed for the previous month, in an effort to document it for myself but also to share with you. I Left My Job of 7 Years This was big for me. I had been with my previous company, Ticket Evolution for 7 years […]ian
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about remote work. It’s been over 3 years since I’ve gone remote and wanted to share the good, the bad and my general thoughts. I plan to create a series of posts, but for now will lay out the groundwork while I figure out how to structure […]ian
That sounds like scam, how will they make money if they don’t charge for trades This is feedback I got from an institutional trading buddy 2 years ago when I asked his thoughts on this new app called Robinhood. Since then, it obviously has not been a scam and they are crushing it. More interestingly, […]ian