How do you plan to monetize this site?

jimcanto

Sustainability is key. May I ask how you plan to monetize this site? What's the plan?

NileFrater
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Good question!

Originally, I had planned to build a course, but with things like NoCodeMVP, MakerPad and others picking up, I decided it was becoming well-served.

Now, my plan is to grow the traffic further and further via content and community, then work with ethical, unobtrusive advertisers. I'll also supplement this with an AppSumo-style bundle deal and access to various additional services (like help from NoCode experts and a NoCode marketplace)

ducky10k
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Sorry for my delayed reply. Also, there is no date on your comment, therefore I do not know exactly when you replied and how late I actually am.

Yes.. agreed, others are taking off nicely. Personally I was headed the direction of MakerPad back in 2016 before bottoming out financially (after complication with my relocation to Florida) which halted my fragile momentum. I'm solo, bootstrapped, and self-taught. I lack the pedigree to score a solid remote gig with a startup, so, most often, when I need to go back to work for money, I end up in something outside of digital... which kills everything.

I'm at THAT stage again, but I am much further along with my own project now than I have been before. So, I'm hopeful I can still take flight even if I do end up W2'd outside of the industry.

I jokingly say I'm low-code/no-code O.G. because I've been at it since 2008 (more like '07 really.) I tell the story of my background here: https://www.tonic.ventures/low-code-no-code-background-2008-jim-canto

Tonic Ventures is my latest incarnation. I'm still building it out and recently decided to pivot (verbiage will change on my website very shortly) away from focusing on yet another low-code/no-code community (it's quickly saturating AND is still a very small percentage of folks that actually understand what it is.) <- opportunity, yes. I see another angle which I'll tell you about as I get to know you further. (Of course, low-code/no-code will always emanate from me and my projects as I still intend to awaken folks to the reality "they can."

Nile... please feel free to connect with me on Twitter (@jimcanto) and/or email me jim at tonic dot fyi.

Here's to the future!

ducky10k
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Sorry for my delayed reply. Also, there is no date on your comment, therefore I do not know exactly when you replied and how late I actually am.

Yes.. agreed, others are taking off nicely. Personally I was headed the direction of MakerPad back in 2016 before bottoming out financially (after complication with my relocation to Florida) which halted my fragile momentum. I'm solo, bootstrapped, and self-taught. I lack the pedigree to score a solid remote gig with a startup, so, most often, when I need to go back to work for money, I end up in something outside of digital... which kills everything.

I'm at THAT stage again, but I am much further along with my own project now than I have been before. So, I'm hopeful I can still take flight even if I do end up W2'd outside of the industry.

I jokingly say I'm low-code/no-code O.G. because I've been at it since 2008 (more like '07 really.) I tell the story of my background here: https://www.tonic.ventures/low-code-no-code-background-2008-jim-canto

Tonic Ventures is my latest incarnation. I'm still building it out and recently decided to pivot (verbiage will change on my website very shortly) away from focusing on yet another low-code/no-code community (it's quickly saturating AND is still a very small percentage of folks that actually understand what it is.) <- opportunity, yes. I see another angle which I'll tell you about as I get to know you further. (Of course, low-code/no-code will always emanate from me and my projects as I still intend to awaken folks to the reality "they can."

Nile... please feel free to connect with me on Twitter (@jimcanto) and/or email me jim at tonic dot fyi.

Here's to the future!

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