Personal

Reflections on building a side-business

For the past year or so I’ve started to value my time a lot and decided if I ever get involved in side-projects it won’t be for free. Having a full-time job and a family doesn’t give you too much free time so I better justify what I spend my time on. This thinking really changed my perspective on things that I was keen to work on. This article is a reflection of that journey.

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Remote

Reflections on being a remote developer

It was the winter of 2016 when I opened my phone and saw the job offer from Buffer. I remember I was in an Uber with my wife driving back home from the JFK airport. So many things have changed since then. I grew as a person and as an engineer. This article is a story where I openly share all my learnings and challenges I’ve experienced throughout my journey of working remotely as a software engineer.

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Cronhub

How I acquired my first customers for Cronhub

My name is Tigran, I'm 29, and I'm the creator of Cronhub. It's a side-project, because I'm also a full-time remote engineer at Buffer. For the past 5 months, I've been building Cronhub into a profitable side-business. Cronhub is a cron monitoring tool for developers. It monitors and alerts you if any of your scheduled jobs fail or run longer than expected.

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Remote

How to price your side-project

If you had asked me a couple of months ago if I could ever write an article about pricing, it probably would have made me laugh. Until a few months agao, I didn’t know anything about product pricing even though I’d launched my first SaaS project. The way I priced my product was by solely relying on my own intuition, as well as looking at how other similar SaaS products priced their services. I think this is what most beginners do.

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