Bootstrapping Helpkit to $4.5k MRR - Dominik Sobe, Helpkit

Dominik Sobe packed in his dreams of working as a management consultant, earning cushy money and travelling the world for free, to become a stressed-out, risk-taking indie hacker. Now with his product Helpkit making $4.5k MRR, is he happy with his new career?
Today I’m joined by Dominik Sobe, the founder of Helpkit, a product he started last year that turns Notion pages into a professional help center, doing $4.5k MRR. In this episode we talk about Dom’s many failed projects, how he finally found something that worked with Helpkit and how he went from wanting to be a management consultant to being an indie hacker.

What we covered in this episode:
  • Dom’s previous projects
  • Wanting to become a management consultant
  • Management consultant to indie hacker
  • Making his first internet money
  • Being embarrassed about your first product
  • Overengineering your first product
  • Building an MVP during a hackathon
  • Validation before building a product
  • Side projects as marketing
  • Building in a growing market
  • Investing in SEO
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Creators and Guests

James McKinven
James McKinven
Host of the Indie Bites podcast & founder of PodPanda.
Dominik Sobe ツ
Dominik Sobe ツ
⚡ Indie Hacker and 🌊 Surfer tweeting about bootstrapping SaaS. Sharing my lessons. Currently turning Notion Docs ➯ professional Help Center @HelpkitHQ
Bootstrapping Helpkit to $4.5k MRR - Dominik Sobe, Helpkit
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