About the Indie Business Topic

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.

About Online Communities on Independent Platforms

These are online communities that are hosted on their own platform, and not a part of a social network like Reddit/Facebook/LinkedIn, or communication platform like Slack and Discord. Although they may utilize community software like circle.so to implement the features of their community, they have their own brand and identity.

13 Independent 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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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