You Can't Be An Indie Maker If You're Not A Maker
- Indie Makers
3 min read
Indie makers are people who create things - and we're not talking simply about projects like writing books or songs. We're talking about all the ways that indie makers design, make, discover, and develop products and services.
What being an indie maker means
Indie makers are people who make their own content, with or without being in the creative industry. They use their skills and knowledge to make things happen for themselves. Indie makers must have a strong work ethic, be creative, and have passion.
How to be an indie maker
DIY is an important part of the indie maker scene. The lack of a certain skill doesn't mean you can't call yourself an indie maker. If you have the creativity and drive to be independent, there is no shortage of opportunities for you to pursue.
Tips for how to become a successful indie maker
Making products is a tough and unpredictable business. Most of the time, you're doing it to try and make your mark on the industry - something that's been done before but not as often as you want. To do this, you need to be an indie maker. Indie makers are people who are passionate about making products and creating their own content. They may still work at software companies - they just don't let it take over their life like it does for many developers out there.
How to market yourself as an indie maker
Most indie makers don't have the marketing budget to purchase ads on TV, radio or print. You can still promote your work through social media outlets like YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. If you want to be successful at self-promotion, it's essential to connect with a community of people who care about what you're making. One way to do this is by attending local maker events in your city.
A maker is more than someone who makes things. Maker is a name given to people and organizations that strive to create, innovate, and bring new ideas into the world. There are many ways to follow your maker-thing, but one of them should be making something yourself. If you don't make anything yourself, it's hard for others to believe in you. Don't worry though! There are many ways to become a maker without having to make it all from scratch yourself. Even if you don't want to make something whole-hog from scratch, there are plenty of other ways you can still contribute your talents or skills.