I took the little break and now everything is on track. I have 2 new partners, I’ll tell you soon
Has you may have heard, Peter is joining a new project with a more sustained source of revenue. And a nice challenge for him.
So it means, I’m again alone in the IndieHosters boat.
After almost 2 years on this boat, it still doesn’t pay the rent. There are probably many reasons for that. The topic is not to discuss that.
I’m actually a bit tired of IndieHosters. It doesn’t mean I want to stop, it just means, I want to make a little break. I still believe it is the best I can do to help make the web a better place. But I need to take some holidays Then I’ll come back with fresh ideas and a greater motivation to make it happen.
I still would like to live from it. I want IndieHosters to be my main income source. But I know it will not happen before some years.
So right now, I have 3 options. I ask you advices to take this decision.
I was working with them before IndieHosters, I’m still in contact with them. They are great people. I can hand over the project to ecobytes and be part of ecobytes on my free time.
My main motiviation would still be to make a living from that in some years, but I’m not sure if it is aligned with EcoBytes goal. or how we could make it happen though the association scheme.
For me the main advantage would be to align the IndieHosters “not for profit” part with their project.
They also have a strong focus around Docker and this would be really nice collaboration.
Some weeks ago, I met Ruben, a really nice person. He was involved in the creation of Ansol (Portuguese free software association) and is running a IaaS since more than 15 years. He wants to transition to SaaS and a partership would be amazing together.
It would mean joining a company, and it is something I have trouble to understand. I have difficulties to imagine IndieHosted users under a company, I feel I’m sending the users the wrong signal (even though, a small company could be “social” in a way.) But a company should be driven by profit. I already experiment this a bit with Peter, that we have to be profit driven, but I find it complicated…
Partner with Nicky
I found a nice freelancing contract (yes, I’ll prostitute my brain to Capital), so it would mean I have enough resources for me, and enough resources to pay a freelancer. Nicky is following IndieHosters project since the beginning, and is really interested in becoming part of IndieHosters.
The best solution?
I guess the best solution would be that:
- Ruben is joining ecobytes and share his experience over managing our own Hardware with us
- IndieHosters becomes part of ecobytes
- Nicky joins ecobytes
And we all work together with the objective of being sustainable and have enough resources for us. (Without the need of european money )
This is a really genuine question, and I’m not sending an email, following Jon principles!
So please comment, give your feedback, I’m open to anything! But I want to be part of something great!
Let’s make the web a better place!
Let’s make the Internets great again