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I'm writing a book: De-Coding The Passion Project πŸ“˜

liyasthomas profile image Liyas Thomas Updated on ・2 min read

A very special announcement πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

I enjoy reading about your enthusiasm.

I have a slightly different problem - I have come up with some ideas in my past, and have started building them. I will investigate, try out new languages to solve the problem, but as soon as I have figured out my roadmap for solving the problem, I lose all interest.

I think it comes from the fact that I created many web-based projects when I was younger. So once I feel a "deja vu" kind of feeling, I gradually lose interest, because I've done it so many times before and don't get paid for it.

I am still waiting for that "omg I need this" idea to come forward and really stick :P

Anyways, I enjoyed the article. Thumbs up :)

Inspired from this comment by @dentych , I'm gonna put together a short book on building successful side projects and making multiple passive income.

"If you don't do something that's your passion, then you'll abandon it half way."

In the past six years I have started, and abandoned many projects. I gradually lose interest, because I've done it so many times before and don't get paid for it.

Open source, freelance, art and lot more! Where do you even begin to learn what to build?

Building a product is much more than the ability to solve a problem. To build an amazing product you have to be aligned with your passion.

De-Coding The Passion Project is your one-stop shop to the ideating process. It gives you the insights and confidence you need to build your Passion Project.

Today I run half a dozen of side projects and make passive income apart from my regular job.

I'll show you how I made projects such as postwoman.io, mnmlurl, Marcdown etc.



  • Define - What is Passion Project
  • Plan - Finding and solving a problem
  • Develop - Building a sustainable business


  • People - Finding your audience
  • Product - Validating problem solution
  • Money - Making profit


  • Ship - When, where and how to ship
  • Audit - Measuring progress
  • Adapt - Pivot or preserve

Book + Checklists x3 Bundle

Bonus #1: The Marketing Checklist is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered list of marketing tactics and ideas that you can try with your next project.

Bonus #2: The Sales Checklist are things you should do before your product launch, to increase sales and maintain exponential income.

Bonus #3: The Growth Hacking Checklist is a hand-picked collection of resources for solving practical marketing tasks such as:

  • finding initial users
  • growing user base
  • advertising project without a budget
  • scaling marketing activities for building constant revenue streams

What People Say

"Looking forward to when this comes out! De-Coding The Passion Project by @liyasthomas . As someone working on a side project right now being able to learn from another person's experiences is a great opportunity πŸ˜„"
β€” William Grant (@yougotwill )

If you aren't 100% satisfied with your purchase and you feel that it isn't making you money simply send me an email within 30 days and you will receive a complete, no questions asked refund of the total.

Pre-order the Book πŸ“˜

Bonus 🎁 - use discount code dev10 for 10% discount!

There's only 100 copies for sale. If you want a free copy, please DM me. I'll be happy to sent you a copy (only for first 10 orders) πŸ’š

If you want a heads up on my next projects, or just want to chat about the web, make sure to follow me on Twitter @liyasthomas πŸ’™

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Sharing my experience on building projects such as Postwoman, Marcdown etc πŸ’―βœ¨


Thanks. You're the first. As a token of appreciation, I'll send you the "Sales and Marketing checklists" on book release totally free of cost✨

Ohhhhh Thankkkkk I wait to read it


🌱 Gotta share what I've learnt. It's better to read and apply than to trail and error.


Thank you πŸ’―
Your support means a lot to me.


πŸ’― this is going to be awesome


I've seen some discussion about PostWoman as an alternative http API testing suite. Didn't know you made it! I'll definitely keep an eye on the book since I'm curious


Great! πŸ’― book is on pre-sale.
Me, along with our dev community maintain Postwoman.


Hi @Liyas. Could you also share the tools/stack you are using for writing your book?