Bootstrapping a portfolio of SaaS products to $3k MRR - Jim Raptis, BrandBird

Indie Bites

Apr 4 2022 • 15 mins

Jim Raptis, an indie hacker from Greece who is working full-time on his portfolio of projects, including BrandBird and Magic Pattern, which are both doing $1,500 MRR. If you’ve seen those cool screenshots on Twitter with the nice drop shadow and gradient background, those are made with Brand Bird.

What we covered in this episode

  • Quitting running a funded startup for indie hacking
  • Earning that first dollar
  • Learning design as an engineer
  • Launching a product with less than 300 followers
  • Choosing to do a portfolio of small bets
  • Splitting time between multiple projects
  • How Jim went grew from 300 to 9k Twitter followers
  • What do to do when things aren’t going so well


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