In building this newsletter and community, I’ve been looking at lots of great examples of indie makers and startups that have figured something key out about building a community. As I continue to seek out the first sponsor for the free version of the newsletter and use those funds to support people in the community building their own side projects, I thought I’d share some of interesting examples over the next few newsletters.
Peanut, which recently announced a $5M funding round, is a community for mothers. The company’s explainer video has a series of women recite a poem on motherhood called “What’s my name again.” The video (on the landing page) is such a clear success in explaining the need for the community and they do it in a really novel way. If you’re thinking about your own side projects, which I know many of you are, I think this is a really great example of how to hook people on the need for what you’re creating.
A little while back, I asked this question:
As a remote worker, what's one thing that would make your life easier, make you more efficient, or reduce any obstacles that you've encountered?
One thing that came up, was that some of you felt that remote workers aren’t always treated the same as your on-premise colleagues. For example, needing to demonstrate how you’ve spent your time with weekly reports. Have others had a similar experience? If you have similar experiences that you’d like to share or would like add your add your own response to the question, you can do so here.
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Senior Software Engineer – Spreedly (US, expect CA, WA, or NY)
Senior Software Engineer – Base (US)
Senior Front-End Developer – Jibble Group (UTC - UTC+8 time zones)
Web Architect – 1Password (Work remotely, from anywhere, flexibly – all positions)
Engineering Manager – MixMax (JS, React, Express) – (4 hours overlap with 9 AM - 6 PM Pacific Time)
Senior Engineering Manager – (JS, React, Express) – (4 hours overlap with 9 AM - 6 PM Pacific Time)
Senior Software Engineer – (Node, React, JS) – (4 hours overlap with 9 AM - 6 PM Pacific Time)
Technical Support Engineer – Strya
Web Engineer – LIV (Europe, remote) $40k – $110k • 0.25% – 2.0%
Unreal and C++ Engineer – (Europe, remote) $40k – $120k • 0.25% – 2.0%
Webapp Backend Engineer – Community
Senior Full Stack Engineer – Namaste Technologies (Node.js, React) – (between EDT (Toronto time) and GMT+3 (Moscow time))
Senior Node.js Engineer – (between EDT (Toronto time) and GMT+3 (Moscow time))
Senior Backend Engineer – Pitch
Senior Ruby Backend Developer – Veeqo (remote ok within a few hours of GMT)
Technical Lead, Web Development – HubSpot (US)
Support Engineer – Mattermost
WordPress Developer – WP Buffs
Senior Frontend Engineer – vidIQ
Frontend Engineer – FireBase (careers page)
Backend Engineer – (careers page)
Manager, Product Expert Team – HubSpot (US)
Product Marketing Manager – Auth0 (North America)
Product Manager, Consul – HashiCorp (US, Canada)
Product Manager, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) – (US, Canada)
Product Manager, Terraform Ecosystem – (US, Canada)
Product Manager, Vault Core – (US, Canada)
Sr. Product Manager – (US, Canada)
Product Manager – Argent (Europe)
Product Owner – Greenpeace
VP of Product – Coffee Meets Bagel (*mentions remote possibility on career page*)
Product Owner – Toggl
Senior Data Engineer – Spreedly (US, expect CA, WA, or NY)
Data Engineer – vidIQ
Senior Product Data Scientist – Coffee Meets Bagel
Data Scientist, Trading Technologies – Kraken
Content Marketer – 1Password (Work remotely, from anywhere, flexibly – all positions)
Senior Growth Marketer – Argent (Europe)
Graphic/Web Designer – Jibble Group (likely: UTC - UTC+8 time zones)
Product Designer – Paylocity
Designer – Prisma
Product (UX and Web) Designer – SimpleTexting (available during US hours)
UI Designer – Kraken
Product Designer – Toggl
UI Engineer – Aragon
Enterprise Account Executive – Spreedly
Enterprise Sales, Convenience Stores – Punchh
Corporate Account Executive, SaaS Sales – HubSpot (US)
Channel Account Manager – (US)
Business Development Representative – Kira Systems (UK)
Operations, Support & Other
Legal Counsel – 1Password (Canada)
Partnership Manager – Veeqo (London, remote ok)
Manager, Customer Support – (US)
Manager, Customer Success – (US)
Renewals Specialist – (US)
Renewal Manager – (US)
Career Coach – SpringBoard (US Pacific) – part-time, contract, remote
Career Coach – (India) – part-time, contract, remote
Customer Support Specialist – Respondent (continental US Time Zone)
Recruiter (continental US Time Zone)
Support Specialist – WP Buffs
Program Manager – PartnerHero
IT Support Specialist – Kraken
Legal Account Director – Kira Systems (UK)
Channel Partner Manager (US West Coast)