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Week #1
Lesson

Get yourself out there
Create a sustainable routine, start building your list, get yourself out there
Set aside time for you to work on your side project, and get the important people in your life on board
Discuss and set goals for the next 8 weeks, 8 months, 8 years
Launch platform for creating content and begin gathering your audience

Week #2
Lesson

Build your audience
Setting up and growing a mailing list
Set up MailChimp and create sign up pages, automation emails
Determine the format for your weekly newsletter and begin sending

Week #3
Lesson

Get your writing on!
Creating and maximizing content
Learn to create more content, faster
Different types of posts, and how to promote each most effectively
Repurpose content and extract maximum value

Week #4
Lesson

Level up with automation
Learn how to automate repeatable tasks and allow yourself to do more in less time
How to write scripts in Google Apps
Get the the tools that we’ve built and learn how to use them

Week #5
Lesson

Build your army
How to outsource and find the right people to do the work that you don’t want to
How to interview and hire a VA in 24 hours
How to work with remote/ outsourced people effectively and get the most value for your money

Week #6
Lesson

No more free lunch
Learning to sell, and starting to make money
Determine short-term and long-term monetization strategies
Finding leads, cold emails, templates and follow-ups
What can you sell, what’s the available real estate?

Week #7
Lesson

Attack from all sides
Video, podcasting, screencasts & other forms of content to engage with your audience
Get out of your comfort zone
Setting up a podcast and how to make use of the medium effectively
Using video and other forms of media for content upgrades

Week #8
Lesson

Laying the groundwork
Prepare for the future, set goals and ensure continued success post-program
Revisit your user journey, what can be improved?
Plan something huge to invigorate your audience like an event, giveaway, product launch, etc.
Set goals going forward and agree on strategy to achieve them

Week #9
Lesson

Demo Day!
Present to the world what you’ve created
You will present your project live during a webinar
Reach a new audience and learn from others
Get constructive feedback and build on goals

Lifetime
Monthly

Monthly Expert Sessions & Private Podcast

the community slack group

We bring in experts from various fields to share their experiences and answer your questions. You’ll have exclusive access to ask them anything you can dream of and find out the secrets to their success. They’re prepared and excited to share it all with you.

Each of these sessions (along with the Q&A sessions with us) are wrapped into an exclusive private podcast that you can listen to on the go! This is a side project after all. We value your time!

Screenshots of some of the live sessions with our experts

Become Part of the Community

the community slack group

When you join the Side Project Accelerator you join a mastermind group of side-project hackers that will help hold you accountable for getting your shit done!

Here are some examples of what went down in our community in the first batch:

A group of SPA members grabbing a beer in Tel Aviv

Grow Your Audience

We believe that this is key to being successful with your side project. We’ll teach you everything that we learned while growing Hacking UI from a side project into a full time gig that allowed us to quit our jobs.

8 Video Lessons & Assignments

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For each of the first 8 weeks you’ll get a new video lesson and work through these lessons at the same time as the rest of the members of the batch, sharing experiences, experiment results and promotion opportunities. All lessons are available in both video and podcast format, so you can consume them at your own convenience and optimize your time.

In these lessons you’ll learn our ENTIRE methodology, the same methodology that we used to build and scale Hacking UI and allow us to quit our jobs.

We’ll share with you:

Sounds good so far? Check out the entire syllabus to see the content of each lesson.

Become a Member for Life

Success doesn’t happen overnight. That’s why when you join The Side Project Accelerator, it doesn’t end when your batch is over. You get lifetime support through the community to make your side project a success.

That means access forever to:

Monthly Q&A Sessions With Us!

As a members of the Side Project Accelerator you will get exclusive 1 hour live Q&A sessions with us (David & Sagi) where we will answer any question you might have! We also have weekly “office hours” where we answer questions in the community Slack group.

We are here to accompany you along your journey, and we know this is a long term thing, so we’re here for you in the long term to make sure you succeed!

 

Who Are We?

After working on our side project for the past two and a half years, we were able to quit our jobs and do it full time. Now it’s your turn, and we want to help you get there.

David Tintner

David speaking

David is the development half of Hacking UI. He’s a full stack developer, who’s worked on projects (both in his day job and on the side) in every language from JavaScript to C#.

He’s an entrepreneur at heart and is always thinking up the next business idea. In 2012 he co-founded a competitive intelligence company called TapDog. TapDog was acquired by SimilarWeb, where he worked as a senior developer and team leader for the last two and half years.

He now lives in Tel Aviv, Israel and is an avid reader, traveler and music lover. If he’s not at his desk hacking away on the next side project, you can probably find him at some Burning Man festival.

Sagi Shrieber

Sagi speaking

Sagi is the design half of Hacking UI. He’s been in the industry for longer than he’d like to remember, working with large companies such as Fiverr and Ebay. He was a co-founder of TagDog, and when it was acquired he became the Head of Product Design at SimilarWeb, and has scaled the design team there from 0 to 6 designers.

Known in many circles as the originator of the side project, Sagi had his first taste of side project success in 2011 when he launched Pixel Perfect Magazine, the largest Israeli design blog and community to this day.

Today he is also a mentor at Google Campus in Tel Aviv, working with startups to improve their UX. He lives in Herzliya, Israel with his wife, two kids and dog. When he’s not up to his eyeballs in Sketch layers or writing about the next big productivity hack, he’s probably practicing Shaolin Kung Fu.

Our Side Projects & Full-time Jobs

We met in the summer of 2012 when we joined as co-founders of a startup called Moolta. Back then Sagi had an Israeli design blog, Pixel Perfect Magazine. We joined the UpWest Labs accelerator program with our startup and moved to Silicon Valley. We eventually did a major pivot and renamed our startup TapDog.

In early 2014 Tapdog was acquired by SimilarWeb, where we both worked for two and a half years in leadership roles. But just before we started to work at SimilarWeb we decided to launch Hacking UI.

We began with nothing, but quickly started growing an audience and monetizing. We continued to scale Hacking UI in terms of audience and income to the point that we were able to quit our jobs and work on it full time.
Our timeline

How Much Does It Cost?

The price for the program is $999, and can either be paid in full or in 3 monthly payments of $333

We know that is not a small amount of money and that this is a big decision. We settled on this price for a few reasons:

Ready to Apply?

The 3rd batch of The Side Project Accelerator will start in April 2017
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Have any questions?

We would love to be in touch! shoot an email over to [email protected] or [email protected] (or both). We’d be happy to discuss your side project with you further and see if this program is right for you.