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newCo Toolkit

Find the best tools to start a side project, without code ๐Ÿ› 

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Ben Tossell
Maker
๐Ÿ‘‹What I'm looking to do with Toolkit is build up a big directory of tools to help others get started on a side project easily. I want to add more features, ratings and reviews plus keep testing more tools. PLUS I want to actually add How-to's with each variation so you know the basics of how to get set up - the more complex tutorials will be available for Paying Members only. I've been working on this as part of my next tutorial on https://www.newco.app/ (how to make a curated resources site) - I actually started off a few years ago by making one, which got me hired at Product Hunt! Since leaving I've been finding my feet... Building without code is definitely that. And getting to teach others along the way is awesome. The first tutorial went out last week. I'm following other makers in being transparent while I build and I recently passed $6k in pre-launch revenue. Pricing has gone up again so get in before it does again!
Abadesi
@bentossell ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ love stuff like that that makes tech ridiculously accessible, easy and doable for absolutely anyone with a computer. It's incredible how many resources you've been able to pull together - I also like the list of different types of products. I look forward to seeing the videos. Where will you be streaming? One thing that could be useful, is if you rated stuff in terms of difficulty / time it takes to complete, in Hustle Crew for example we have such a range of tech confidence from people who are still trying to get to grips with a simple spreadsheet to those who've completed a few bootcamps and are familiar with product design.
Ben Tossell
Maker
@abadesi ha thanks! I'll probably have at least double the amount of resources on here in a couple hours (just got some life admin to do!) I'll be building and uploading on newco.app - some videos will be for free but the best ones are saved for my paying members obvs. Yeah totally - I do actually already have that functionality but just not implemented it yet... Maybe I'll do that today too! I really want it to be a comprehensive place for someone to go and see they can build "Insert idea", check out the tools, the how-to set it up, see what will suit them and their competence and then build it. So ratings/ease of use/customisability/price etc is definitely on the cards. Any other filter recommendations?
Abadesi
@bentossell I also think educating ppl on what you actually need for an MVP would be good... maybe you can ensure there are tangible examples for each type of product... could be a simple hyperlink to a site / web app. GL! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
Ben Tossell
Maker
@abadesi noted and deffo what I'm thinking :)
Hereripene Baker
@bentossell Cheers Bro!!! - thank you for the love - 'L-Plate Web Engineer!!!' hahaha xx seriously :) xx appreciated
Lazar Jovanovic
@bentossell This looks like a great start, I hope to see more tools and tutorials in the future available!
Fred Rivett
I love how Ben is lowering the barrier to entry for shipping side projects & MVP's. As someone who spent years writing way too much code and it never being used, I totally see the value in decreasing time from hypothesis โ€”> test. This toolkit is a great little place that I'm sure I'll be referencing as we look to quickly test out our hypothesis at my new startup.
Ben Tossell
Maker
@fredrivett Thanks dude!
Johnny Boufarhat
This is something I will recommend to any non-technical founder who wants to launch a business or prototype for a business. I can imagine it being incredibly useful and as no-code tools are continuously popping up more and more it could get more useful. The pricing at $40 monthly is quite steep imo, I think the current sale price is better value for now.
Abadesi
@johnny_boufarhat I also had some concerns around pricing - I'm not sure we're ready to pay for community access and content yet. But would love to be proved wrong.
Ben Tossell
Maker
@johnny_boufarhat Yeah totally get it... my pricing strategy is actually 'set it and test it' so if I get push back on $40/mo, I may not go for that! It's still early days but it is a subscription business and I'm trying to offer sale prices because of that. I do want to have a week or two of making 50+ videos to really get it going! Fuck it, I've reduced the price to $99 yearly again for this release! ๐Ÿค—
Johnny Boufarhat
@bentossell Totally get it, set it and test it is probably the best way to go as a bootstrapper! $99 looks like a steal, goodluck and congrats!
Emily Hodgins
Always impressed by your ability to ship products without being an engineer, love that you're helping others to do the same. ๐Ÿ™Œ
Ben Tossell
Maker
@ems_hodge Thanks Emilyyyyyy ๐Ÿค—
Graeme Fulton
very nicely curated!
Ben Tossell
Maker
@graeme_fulton thanks!
Mohammed Rafy
Wow. This is amazing. Thanks a lot, Ben. Keep doing what you do best. :) I made a community management related job board (and I'm getting great traction as well) and it was totally inspired by your idea of building MVPs without even have to code. Next up on my list is curated resources thing.
Ben Tossell
Maker
@rafyasarmatta Wow! This is what makes it all worth it :) - on newco.app today I'm going to record how I build this exact site so perhaps that will be helpful!
Abhishek Bhutra
@bentossell This is awesome. This is exactly what I needed when I was trying to complete my MVP for the product I am building. So that I can show it to user and get the first feedback. It would have been great if I could see some sample videos before paying for subscription so that I know what to expect. I am sure you would have that in pipeline.
Ben Tossell
Maker
@abhutra Yeah totally! I only have one video released right now, but looking to get my head down over next two weeks to try and get 20-50 (!!) videos, large and small, free and premium, up and ready!
Davis Baer
As a fellow non-technical maker, I love what Ben is doing to help people make their ideas come to life. Nice work Ben :)
Ben Tossell
Maker
@daviswbaer Really appreciate it! Will get back to your email ASAP :)
Paul Arterburn
This is awesome, @bentossell! As a developer that gets pitched almost daily, I'll definitely be recommending this as a resource for the not-as-technical folks to get their idea in motion. The other side of side projects that I field questions around seems to be coming up more and more as well: incorporation + operations. GDPR is a big one that affects side projects that are published on the internet, so understanding when + how to go about limiting your personal liability is fairly important these days. Is there room/plans in the newCo Toolkit for these things? A few services I've recommended along these lines that might be helpful for others: * iubenda for privacy/gdpr consent: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/iubenda * seed.co - free business bank account: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/seed * Atlas by Stripe (although $500 might seem expensive for a single fledgling side gig): https://www.producthunt.com/posts/stripe-atlas-5
Ben Tossell
Maker
@parterburn Thanks so much. Yeah great idea. Will add an 'Ops' section!!
Manuel Frigerio
Great job Ben, really exciting to see newCo moving forward! PS: thanks for including Maรฎtre in the resources :)
Ben Tossell
Maker
@mnlfrgr Thanks a lot! No problem :)
Apurv Patole
This is very interesting site.
Ben Tossell
Maker
@apurv_patole thank you
Victor Pรชgo
Congrats @bentossell . What did you use to build the newco.app site? Webflow?
Ben Tossell
Maker
@vpego Thanks - yeah this is using Webflow
Ben Lang
This is awesome Ben!
Ben Tossell
Maker
@benln Cheers dude
Karthik Buddy
How the data collecyed
Ben Tossell
Maker
@karthik_buddy from personal experience :)
Garrett McCurrach
Why was Bubble not included anywhere?
Ben Tossell
Maker
@garrett_mccurrach Will add - I find it difficult to work with but we have a discount with them for members too.
Garrett McCurrach
@bentossell Cool!
Vlad Korobov
@bentossell thank you for adding Tilda @obukhov_nikita in the Toolkit. Tilda also has the great emails constructor, so might be good place in Blog/Newsletter/Podcast, also https://sendgrid.com ๐Ÿ˜‰ And Icons8 team (@visualpharm) has great products https://icons8.com/ https://photos.icons8.com/ https://icons8.com/sounds https://icons8.com/music/
Ben Tossell
Maker
@obukhov_nikita @visualpharm @vladkorobov no problem! I found sendgrid difficult. I need to add more icon sites for sure. This is not a completed list. Will continue to add
Vlad Korobov
For eCommerce store I would add https://www.ecwid.com/ There should be place for Intercom like apps, for example https://www.producthunt.com/posts/chatra or https://www.jivochat.com/?partner_id=9055&lang=en&pricelist_id=4
Sam Dickie
Looks awesome Ben ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป great job. Big fan of the no/low Code movement and lowering the barriers to entery ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
Ben Tossell
Maker
@thisdickie thanks dude! Both doing our bit. Would love to have you on as an instructor!
Gianluca Rispo
How is this built?
Ben Tossell
Maker
@gianlucarispo with just webflow. I'm releasing a video on it tomorrow
Aditya Lesmana
Nice list of tools for newbie
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