I decided to start a newsletter a couple of weeks ago and while I never expected a high number of subscribers, I still wanted to avoid unnecessary costs, so I built it from scratch.
Here's the stack for anyone interested (most are free, open source or with a generous free tier plan)
- Vercel (these guys are amazing for small to medium project hosting, as I'm sure many of you already know)
- mjml (email-ready HTML is a pain without it)
- FaunaDB (generous free tier plan, friendly UI)
- AWS SES (it's hard to beat their $0.1 for 1K emails, first 62K free)
About the newsletter:
I feel like most of the job postings out there are generic and missing lots of important info:
- tools & processes (i.e. teamrank.dev questions)
- salary (at least a range)
- how long has the position been open
- how many candidates applied (at least an estimate)
- detailed tech stacks
- coworkers expertise and company culture
startremote.dev is an effort to improve that.