Indie making is a tough balancing act, when you don’t fully earn on your products. Financial independence is on everyone’s mind.

Should we quit our day jobs and plunge into the unknown waters of entrepreneurship? Or should we be more sensible in the way we juggle our different pursuits, and carry on?

From choices that enable a healthier work-life-make balance and gaining financial independence to knowing when to end a failing side project, this week we will be focusing on hard choices indie makers have to make to pursue what they truly want.

Featured article: You don’t need to quit your job to make

Do you need to quit your day job to pursue indie-making? Steph disagrees. Rather than risk financial security, indie-makers should know how to prioritize things that truly matter to them:

But what if we stopped imaging “me time” as relaxation time, but instead exactly as it is titled—time to focus on yourself and align with your goals. If you need rest, then rest. But if your goal is to one day become an entrepreneur, a significant portion of “me time” should be invested in getting there since it won’t happen on its own. “Me time” shouldn’t just be non-tiring activity, but anything that helps that individual get to the future state that they wish to be in.

Do you need to quit your day job to pursue indie-making? Steph disagrees. Rather than risk financial security, indie makers should know how to prioritize things that truly matter to them.

But what if we stopped imaging “me time” as relaxation time, but instead exactly as it is titled—time to focus on yourself and align with your goals. If you need rest, then rest. But if your goal is to one day become an entrepreneur, a significant portion of “me time” should be invested in getting there since it won’t happen on its own. “Me time” shouldn’t just be non-tiring activity, but anything that helps that individual get to the future state that they wish to be in.

Hard choice 1: You don’t need to wake up at 5am

Indie makers need to be in top form to juggle indie making and work expertly. For this, they need something essential. They need to sleep.

Hard choice 2: Reaching financial independence

Indie makers remain financially independent in various ways. Some invest. Some spend less. Some save their income. Others can live off their products and other types of passive income. Others have a full-time job.

In this article, Basile looks into the curious case of financial independence for indie makers, and what we can do to have a financial future that’s sound instead of being saddled with debt.

Hard choice 3: Being transparent

In an age, where data is the currency people pay for free products, Basile goes into a hard-hitting inquiry – how transparent should makers be?

Hard choice 4: Shutting down a side project

What are signs that your product is failing and it’s time to quit? We asked members of the community, and they had an interesting take on this question.

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