Tell HN: From $200/mo to $18k in 5 years as solo founder
I start making money when I was in my final year of Master Degree in 2017 at the age of 25. I’m sharing breakdown of 5-years earnings by year.
#2017 — $2,500 ($208 / month) Internship for US based company as a web developer with Angular.js
#2018 — $6,500 ($542 / month) I joined a full-time job as web developer in a company & was doing extra work in night as freelancer.
I quit my job in 8-months & moved to south India to building company of one.
#2019 — $24,691 ( $2058 / month ) I sold my first project that I build out of a GitHub repository for $22k and did some extra side work to make more money. From now, I stop taking freelance work and start exploring ideas in APIs software. In Nov, 2019 I build NoCodeAPI and Launched in Jan’2020 before covid.
#2020 — $42,124 ( $3,510 / month ) I grow my SAAS business nocodeapi to $2k MRR & built a small website with Twitter API in 11 hours and I sold that for $5k within a month.
#2021 — $153,609 ( $12,800 / month ) NoCodeAPI MRR $3.5k and sold two side project for $95k while growing my SAAS business.
#2022 — $216,433 ( $18,036 / month ) NoCodeAPI MRR grows to $5k and this got acquired for 6 figures.
#2023 — ? Currently, I’m building a new software to make apps with table data. → tableapps.io