Here's a list of my sites, apps, side projects etc. I make a lot of stuff so it's fun to keep track. I'll try to keep it up-to-date from latest to oldest. I see this as kind of my resume. It also shows the incredibly high failure rate with any project I do. Most things I made never succeeded or made money.
Last updated: September 2022. Todo: add pic and blog post for each project and add more stuff about historical projects.
2022-09-06: An AI modern architecture house generator called This House Does Not Exist
2021-11-01: Rebase, immigration-as-a-service that lets you get legal and tax residency, and work permits in countries that want to attract high-tech remote workers. The first country it launched is Portugal.
2021-10-08: The State of Digital Nomads, an always-up-to-date research report on digital nomads and remote workers based on live data from tens of thousands of Nomad List members which makes it the biggest study on real digital nomads ever.
2021-04-18: Secret Project, to be announced related to above ^
2021-03-24: MAKE Book NFT, after passing 10,000+ sales I'm making a special gold NFT edition of my book, it's for sale on OpenSea starting at 1 ETH and will be on auction for a month. 5% goes to CO₂ removal.
2021-01-10: Rebase (test version), immigration, residency and visa services for remote workers, alpha test version to see if there's enough demand
2020-05-22: Airline List, a comparison of airlines, airplane models and airports based on service quality and safety rankings
2018-01-24: How to Build a Startup Without Funding, I did a presentation at Dojo coworking space in Bali about bootstrapping startups. I think this is my favorite presentation I ever made as it quite clearly lays out the fundamentals of how I build my projects. It's essentially a summary of my book MAKE; blog post
2016-10-11: Virtual reality, I spent some time learning virtual reality development to make my 3d modeled scene into a VR game
2016-09-22: Bootstrapping Side Projects into Profitable Startups, I presented at Growth Tribe in Amsterdam about bootstrapping startups
2016-07-04: Places to Work, an app to find the best places to work near you
2015-10-25: 1 Billion Digital Nomads, I did a presentation in Berlin where I predicted the future of remote work and digital nomads based on data
2015-07-16: Startup Retreats, find remote work retreats for you and your startup
2015-07-05: How Tech Is Shaping Our Future, I did a presentation in Budapest about how technology is pushing money towards to extremes, big companies and individual creators
2015-07-14: Taylor Bot, a personal travel assistant bot on Telegram that tells you where to go and who is near you
2015-02-22: Remote OK, a daily remote job aggregator which would pull jobs from other non-remote job boards if they were remote, this later merged with Nomad Jobs to become its own job board; Hacker News, Product Hunt, blog post
2014-08-31: Nomad Jobs, a remote job board for distributed/remote startups, and the precursor to Remote OK
2014-05-31: Tubelytics, a real-time analytics dashboard for YouTube creators and multi-channel networks
2014-03-09: Play My Inbox, a site that pulls music links from YouTube and SoundCloud from your email inbox (which your friends would send you) and plays them in a nice interface
2014-03-01: 12 Startups in 12 Months, to fight my depression and decreasing income, I decided to build one project per month for 12 months to see if I could get traction with anything
2013-10-19: What happens when you're #1 on Hacker News for a day, I wrote this and it went viral on Hacker News
2013-10-12: Bootstrapping Startups from Thailand, I wrote a blog post that went quite viral on Hacker News and showed how it was possible to work on your startup remotely, this seems normal now but was quite new in 2013 even for software developers on Hacker News; Hacker News thread
2013-04-14: Reset Your Life, after graduating uni, I sold 99% of my possessions, bought a laptop and a backpack, moved out of my apartment in Amsterdam and flew to Asia with ~$1,000 in savings. I started building startups and blogged while doing it to try get on to Hacker News. This was really the start of a fundamental change in my life. Which later on resulted in Nomad List and Remote OK which in turn changed thousands of other people's lives. It all started with this single blog post.
I'll be adding more older projects slowly here with the goal of going back to my childhood drawings :D
Write about my How To YouTube network I made with my friend that failed
Todo: write about producing hiphop with RASA and dubstep with FML and making music videos. And HotForYou, a missed connections dating site for college campuses that failed.
Todo: write about my Uber clone for Netherlands that I tried to raise money from rich famous people in Amsterdam who never invested, showing the ridiculousness of the angel/investment/startup scene in Netherlands in 2010.
Write about studying abroad in Korea and going backpacking in South East Asia. My first time outside Europe which changed my life permanently to become international/global thinking.
Todo: write about my electronic music YouTube channel network
Studying international business administration as a Bachelor and Master at 3 different universities.
Todo: write about my drum & bass music career, with producing, DJing, radio playlisting and club events organizing and publishing my album
Todo: write about my Photoshop art / design career, NowGoCreate, Qantas Design Award etc. NoPattern. And spray painting.
Todo: write about Addo Stuur books "Windows for Kids" etc and learning to code with SuperLogo as a kid
P.S. I'm on Twitter too if you'd like to follow more of my stories. And I wrote a book called MAKE about building startups without funding. See a list of my stories or contact me. To get an alert when I write a new blog post, you can subscribe below: