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Dec 11, 2018 00:28:07

Indie maker or teenpreneur?

by @m1guelpf PATRON | 222 words | 80💌

Miguel Piedrafita

Total posts: 80💌
Total words: 23133 (92 pages 📄)

(This ended up looking real nice, might use it as material for an article. Thanks 200wad for forcing me to write! ❤️)

After all this crazy stuff I've been doing lately (like launching two Chrome extensions in less than an hour), I feel like I've finally found a "digital spaaace" that represents me, the "maker" spaaace.

This clashes with my existing personal branding (a.k.a. the image you project to the internet, your personal "brand") of a teenpreneur that I established when I launched my first big product earlier this year. So, what's the difference?

For me, a teenpreneur is a teenager who has gone the enterprise-y way, who brands his products as big companies and writes "we" in the FAQ, while a maker exposes himself, doesn't wait for things to be ultra polished to launch them and uses emoji on landing pages.

And what do I wanna be? Well, I'm a human, I'm a teenager doing crazy things on the internet. Yeah, I'm guilty of building in a cave for months, for hiding behind a "we" and trying to be CEO of a one-person company. But not anymore!

Starting today, my website reads "I'm a 16-year-old who loves to make stuff" instead of "I'm a 16-year-old developer & teenpreneur", and I'm loving it!

Edit: I ended up publishing this as an article 🎉

Originally published at miguelpiedrafita.com

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    @m1guelpiedrafita I wish I was that smart at 16

    Akshay Kadam (A2K) avatar Akshay Kadam (A2K) | Dec 11, 2018 10:48:40
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      @deadcoder0904 as if I was smart, you should see my grades :)

      Miguel Piedrafita avatar Miguel Piedrafita | Dec 11, 2018 11:05:30
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      @m1guelpiedrafita smarter in the context of making & building things. grades don't matter in the real world. I wish I knew that sooner. Bcz this is all I want to do. I haven't even collected my certificate yet ?

      Akshay Kadam (A2K) avatar Akshay Kadam (A2K) | Dec 11, 2018 13:47:11
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    @m1guelpiedrafita Nice! It's awesome that you found something that resonates at 16! What a great headstart ?

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 11, 2018 05:45:34
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