How (and what) is it to be an independent developer?

maxdevjs on December 04, 2019

If you are an independent developer please share your experiences, insights, how you achieve your goals, etc :)

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I suck at being independent, so what I do to accomplish my goals is add my good project manager friend to my team and let them boss me around and keep me on track. I am really good at doing things for other people.


This is genius. I wonder if there is a PMAAS (Project Manager As A Service) service out there, or a VPM (Virtual Project Manager) service that provides PMs for those of us who need it.

If not, let's make it happen.


Or a new Alexa skill!

Alexa, send me a guilt trip tomorrow at 5pm.

For real though, this could be a successful service. I'd ask my friend, but there is every chance I may just end up hiring her full time πŸ˜‚


self-discipline is so vital for developers, never ever go without planning because you will end up doing a little job for big amount of time.

now what I do is use proper planning and listing my most important tasks before I go to sleep the last day!

I use calendar.google.com/calendar/ in order to manage my time.

I hope you make it!


It's kinda tough, coz it doesn't matter how smart you are you can not know it all.
when working in a team. brainstorming helps...


β˜•β˜• I spend a lot of time on CafΓ©s talking with people. that's my informal team that I'm using for learning and brainstorming and it works great

what about discipline?

I have found this boss as a service
website that is both hilarious and acutely useful!

the points where I struggle are marketing for freelancers and pricing!

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