About this List of Online Communities

This list of communities is for solo founders and independent businesses. Having no employees and no investors definitely has it's perks, but going down this road alone doesn't mean you need to make all decisions by yourself. Indie founders who have online communities of like-minded people to rely on for advice can greatly accelerate their growing business.

30 Online Communities for Solo Founders

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Indie Hackers
Learn from the founders behind hundreds of profitable online businesses, and connect with others who are starting and growing their own companies.
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r/thesidehustle on reddit
How do I make more money on the side of my full time hustle? Growth marketers who know how to do things and have put in the hard work.
2019
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r/indiebiz on reddit
A Reddit for small businesses, independents and startups to offer and share services, products, resources, and insight.
7K
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Makerlog
Makerlog works by logging your daily project-related tasks, earning streaks (consecutive days of work), and interacting with other makers to get feedback or early users.
6K
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Productize Community on facebook
The place to discuss anything related to productized services and ManyRequests, a software to build and manage your productized service. Agency owners / freelancers / marketers / bootstrappers / startup founders --> Turn your services into a scalable, profitable, business. Launched or running a productized service? Feel free to ask for feedback as well as share your milestones.
2018
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r/indiewebdev on reddit
All topics front-end and back-end by the web development community. Discord: https://discord.gg/M9PFbx7Cem
2021
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WIP
Join a community of makers shipping together. From first-time entrepreneurs to solo-founders bootstrapping $300,000/year companies. Build better habits by surrounding yourself with productive makers. Get advice & feedback from experienced bootstrappers. Stay accountable by publicly sharing your progress.
2020
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2K
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Microconf on slack
Join a vibrant community of nearly 1,500 founders and aspiring founders of startups and SaaS companies from around the globe. We host a weekly live streamed AMA with founders of some of the most influential SaaS businesses from around the world, host various networking opportunities, and much more.
2K
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Pigeon Hack on slack
A community of 600+ micro-preneurs and #indiemakers focused on audience first growth and general sales stuff.
2019
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Trends Pro
πŸ’¬ Meet Successful Founders and Investors Join successful founders and investors such as Ben Tossell, Hiten Shah, Rob Walling, Rosie Sherry, Tyler Tringas, Lenny Rachitsky, Shripriya Mahesh, Arvid Kahl and more. πŸ†• Discover What’s Next Get the next 52 weeks of Trends Pro reports. Each report saves you more than 50+ hours of market research. πŸ—£οΈ Learn From the Best Hear from experts in our community. Get your questions answered and collaborate with others on topics such as Micro Private Equity, Micro-SaaS, Digital Products and more. πŸ‘€ See Around Corners See topics weeks, and sometimes months, before others. Join us as we collaborate, share predictions and find opportunities together. 🧍 Daily Standups Get feedback, share wins, get support on launches, meet new friends, ask for help and share your work. Stay accountable alongside a group of successful founders. πŸ“… Weekly Meetups Hit a 10-Day Standup Streak and Join Trends Tribe Every Monday @ 5PM ET
2020
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StartupStarter
StartupStarter is a public professional startup community providing business solutions that move the needle for entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. We’re the most efficient tool for entrepreneurship on Earth. Currently 400 members, features: Funding management, investors, grants management, Lunchclub integration, OnePager Integration, Launch pad, marketplace, sales engine, CRM and much more.
2021
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400
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Shiny Object Social Club on discord
Your favourite productivity gurus worst nightmare. Optimised for fun.
2021
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200
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Future of Work on guild
In the last few years the world of work has changed dramatically, with digital adoption, offices becoming more fluid and workforces expanding internationally. In this group we share visions and discuss different viewpoints on how we can foster a more equitable sustainable future for everyone at work.
2020
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109
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Public Lab
Public Lab is the only private community dedicated to Building in Public. It brings together indie hackers, creators, and solopreneurs who care about authenticity and transparency in their building journey.
2021
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100
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Weekend Club on slack
We're the weekend co-working club for bootstrappers, live every Saturday 10am-5pm on GMT and USA Central time. Check us out :) We run remote, weekly coworking sessions over Zoom & Slack with founders who built products like Simple Poll, VEED and Remake The Web. Our goal is to help each other build profitable internet businesses in a productive, knowledgeable and fun environment. Membership includes: πŸš€ Weekly Saturday remote co-working sessions with up to 50 other bootstrappers. Work on your own projects and help others with theirs. ‍ 🀝 Members-only Slack: get detailed feedback on your work, help others and learn what resources/tools other Weekenders are using. πŸ’° Exclusive deals. 100+ discounts on products like AWS, Sendgrid & Mixpanel. All included. ‍
2020
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SoloFounders on discord
Solofounders is a server for networking with fellow founders. Join our weekly zoom calls and share insights and advice.
2020
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30
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LATAM Makers on discord
This a community for makers based in Latin America or Spain.
2020
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20
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Marketers Chat on slack
Marketers Chat is for the indie marketer. No BS here!
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Lunadio on discord
Turn your side project into profitable business. Private community of indie hackers helping each other build startups.
2017
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Enter Network on slack
We’re a Supportive Community for European Founders of Early-Stage Startups. Building a business is a challenge β€” particularly when faced with a global pandemic. We are an online community of open-minded entrepreneurs from all over Europe who are willing to share their journey and truly help one another.
2019
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IndieStack
We're the Private Community for Indie Founders. Building, launching, running, and growing digital products has its own unique challenges. We're a community that's sharing our experiences, insights, and solutions about digital products. Our goal is to help individuals make a living off what they create online.
2020
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The 2020 Cartel on discord
A community dedicated to entrepreneurs that started in 2020. A community where we all come in to create a culture of sharing knowledge about anything and everything under entrepreneurship, where we share our struggles, ask for help, bring in new perspectives, and learn from others. If you are someone who has started a new business / side-project / startup in 2020, or you’re currently heads down executing, join in! If you like the concept and want to see first-hand the growth of companies that started in 2020 and will continue to flourish, say like 10 years from now, then join us on Discord now, what are you waiting for?
2020
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Bootstrapped FM
Welcome software bootstrappers! This a place where people just getting into the software business can ask questions, share ideas, and meet like-minded individuals. Swap stories and learn the latest techniques to help our businesses prosper. Our forum members make and sell desktop apps, SaaS products, and mobile apps. Some of us sell to consumers (B2C) and some to businesses (B2B). What unifies us is that we do this as bootstrappers. We hope you find this forum useful and informative through your own journey as a software bootstrapper.
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Barnacles
News for bootstrappers, not VC hackers. Barnacles is a link-aggregation site for small, self-funded businesses that define success on their own terms. The goal is to continue and grow the generous, collaborative community that gathers at events like MicroConf and BaconBiz. The code and name are based on Lobsters, a tech news site.
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Founder Summit
A remote community of founders building calm profitable sustainable companies.
2019
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Everything Marketplaces on slack
We're a community sharing insights & about everything marketplaces. Building, launching, and running online marketplaces has its own unique challenges. We're a community that's sharing our experiences, insights, and problem solving about everything marketplaces.
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Launch MBA
We're a community of motivated makers learning to build profitable online businesses by doing it. Some people learn best in a classroom surrounded by books. We learn best on the job. If that describes you, join us.
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Indie Women on slack
An accountability-themed meetup turned slack channel for Indie Women.
2020
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Women Make
Women Make is a safe space for women entrepreneurs and makers. Find support, get feedback, help each other out, share your journey, celebrate wins together.
2020
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MastermindJam
MastermindJam helps online founders join a business mastermind group for feedback and accountability. Plus, expert coaching when you need it. Stay accountable, feel heard, and get unstuck. A few of the best parts of MastermindJam: - Private Video Meetings - Private Group Matching - Accountability - Goal Tracking - In-meeting Group Productivity Tools - Weekly Checkins - Groups for Bootstrapped Indie SaaS Founders - Groups for Indie Course Creators - Groups for Female SaaS Founders - Members from around the globe (not limited to US)
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