Side-Project Growth

A collection of actionable tips, hacks, and resources for building a business out of a side-project.

Turning a side-project into a business is hard! A side-project by definition can't be your main focus. To turn it into a viable business will require leveraging technology in any way you can. This blog will show you how.

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Automatically Tweet the Time Left in a Countdown

Written by Gareth Fuller -

I’m going to show you how to use Flutter to automatically tweet time left until Christmas every day. Not a fan of Christmas? Don’t worry, the methods I use can be applied to any date in the calendar...

Read more 15 Dec 2015
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Automated Content Curation for your Twitter Niche

Written by Gareth Fuller -

What’s your favourite subreddit? There is literally one for everything. What about r/BirdsBeingDicks? or how about r/fifthworldproblems? r/AnimanlsWithoutNecks? r/BearsWithBeaks? I could go on…

Read more 07 Dec 2015
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How to Automatically Tweet the Top Product Hunt Every Day

Written by Gareth Fuller -

If you’re a fan of Product Hunt like I am, you may want to show your followers the latest product to hit the top spot. You can be sure the top Product Hunt will be something cool so there is no risk in automatically tweeting it...

Read more 22 Oct 2015
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Automatically Scrape Content and Add to Buffer

Written by Gareth Fuller -

Have you ever wanted to automatically scrape quality content and then add it to your Buffer? That sort of automation opens up a lot of possibilities. In particular, it makes intelligent social media automation possible, something I will talk about in more detail later in this post...

Read more 30 Sep 2015
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Short Link Positioning

Written by Gareth Fuller -

A quick feature update. It is now possible to position the short links created by Flutter within the tweet format...

Read more 23 Aug 2015
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Automatic Tweets for Blogs and Aggregators

Written by Gareth Fuller -

The most common feature request since we launched was to tweet out the top article or item on a blog or aggregation site. It was even the first piece of feedback we got from Ryan Hoover himself on our Product Hunt post...

Read more 10 Aug 2015
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Flutter's First Flaps

Written by Gareth Fuller -

We launched Flutter on the 10th of July and we featured on Product Hunt three days later. So far we are delighted with its progress and are working round the clock to make it better.

A common question we’ve been getting is ‘what can Flutter be used for?’. And the answer is pretty much any text on the web that can be accessed by a CSS selector. The possibilities are almost endless which can make it difficult to know where to start. In this post, I want to share a few examples of how our early users have taken advantage of Flutter...

Read more 22 Jul 2015