Now not being a marketing specialist or a social media guru, I have learnt how to launch products the same way I learnt nocode, trial and error. That being said I am pretty excited about this nocode product because I think it offers something that is not really out there at the moment and something that, for me, is definitely needed in the nocode community...a home.
Over the last 3 years, I've learnt a great deal about webflow, airtable and other brilliant nocode products without much knowledge of what I wanted to do with them. I always thought you learn these skills and something will come to you, like magic, someone will give you a job, a career, a purpose but this clearly didn't happen and though I enjoyed doing a bit of design work, I knew that wasn't for me. I offered support in the communities which were great but this work was often free, time-consuming and meant that I was in about 10 different communities all over the web. So I thought why not create a marketplace so nocode folk can sell themselves and their products. This was the inspiration for NoCoded.
Prior to building NoCoded, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to offer the community - I wanted to offer experts a place to showcase themselves, the beginners to learn and get inspired, and for companies/ employers to be able to find the experts they need. As always whilst building I thought of other ways I could support and facilitate these users and I'm sure ill find others in the future.
I also knew what tools I would be using for as well, Webflow (clearly), airtable, memberstack and Jetboost with a little help from the F'insweet CMS library. These tools were vital in giving me the design flexibility and functionality I wanted to make this project unique. I could have used simpler tools for certain but i didn't want to compromise on my design.
What NoCoded Offers
In the end, I'm rather pleased with how the finished site has come out. Are there going to be mistakes - I'm sure they are in some places, as they are with all new products on the market but i do think it offers what i have set out to offer, whether this is what the nocoded community really needs, only time will tell but for now check it out and sign up, you never know. you might find something useful.
When I was introduced to CrowdTek by its creator and founder Art West from Nocodedevs, and he stated that the tool was a one-platform system to manage all your business’s online presence, I was skeptical, to say the least. These were bold claims, very bold claims but I have to say, after a brief walkthrough (filmed here) I was sold.
Automation is becoming a huge business. Zapier recently announced that they have gone from a weekend side project to $50 million ARR with over 3 million customers. But Zapier has been one of the first to capitalize on this market but they are certainly not the last and others like parabola and integromat offer a slightly different take in a clearly very profitable market.