I have been thinking about this lately and especially for a Maker; it's not about how many products you can build; it's more about the community you have joined. Lots of successful Makers that I know are quite active in the various community. It seems like the new formula will be:
community + personal brand + product = 🏆
I used to want to follow some of the Maker steps, like a challenge for building few products in the short term, but it proved that same thing not going to work for everyone, without community and personal brand, nobody going to pay attention to what you build. Without the community, you are just making the product blindly without the direction.
Just like what @basilesamel say you either build your community or join a community, but joining a community blindly is not going to help also, I been a silent member in lots of Maker community and it proves that it didn't help. You need to put in your effort and interact within the community to learning something from it.
I learn this last year and plan to make the changes in 2019, which is about the same time I start to write at 200wad and begin to slow down on blindly building products. I start thinking about the community first and build something relevant to the community, but due to time constraint, I still not spending enough time within the community. I am still trying to improve this.