2020 Project List - It's Time to Build

April 28, 2020

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Freddie Manning

Back in October of 2019, I had set out to start a personal project building hiatus...

1 project / month

For 6 months

...then I got hired by a baby food company that wanted 20-30 hours a week,

...on top of a few other freelancing jobs.

It was doable - but yeah - only if I wanted to hate my f*cking life.

And that's just what happened...

I over-booked myself and became completely burnt out.

Which partly led me to decide to quit freelancing.

The one thing that was a bonus of over packing my schedule was the opportunity to create a stockpile of cash 🤑

...pretty lucky considering the pandemic...

With about 30K saved up, and having been granted an 'indefinite' emergency visa in Bali, I don't think there's been a better time to get back to building...

I'll have about 1-2K expenses per month, so as long as I don't have to throw a wrench in the plans for travel, getting robbed, or health concerns - I should have plenty of runway for 6 months and in time to head back to the US for the holidays, weddings, and a break in December.

So here's the plan for the projects through the rest of 2020...

  • APRIL: Animali (animal conservation web app)
  • MAY: SurfScreen Store (shopify), Nana Recipe app (flutter), #startsmall
  • JUNE: UPPE (internet UN)
  • JULY: Open Company (buffer style dashboard of revenue, salaries, etc. sharing)
  • AUGUST: NPO Finance (more 'local-inclusive' app for funding projects)
  • SEPTEMBER: Stack (what are the top things people use)
  • OCTOBER: Barter (marketplace for exchanging services and goods)
  • NOVEMBER: Medical history (personal health app)
  • DECEMBER: Animali (mobile app)

It won't be a small feat - but f*ck will I learn a lot when I get through it all.

I plan on sticking to some of my favorite, current technologies - and trying not to learn too many new things as I want to build and not get caught in tutorial hell.

I've also packed the schedule with a reading list, a daily morning routine of breathing and language exercises and a few other things I'd like to learn.

I have a lot of extra energy and hours due to surfing being banned at the moment - so I do expect some less time once that is lifted.

But in the meantime, let the games begin...

Frothing mate...

PJ Manning