Indie maker or teenpreneur?

Indie maker or teenpreneur?

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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 space" that represents me: the maker space.

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!

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