Yo 2020, wtf-happened?
F_ck it, enough doomscrolling. We’re banding together. We’re forming Voltron. We’re Wu-Tang’ing. We’re combining our efforts, ideas, businesses, income... the whole kit and caboodle.
We hereby declare it officially official. We’re in cahoots as a collective and we’ve even got a name.
We are Make Lemonade. Genius.
A quartet **for now** of makers, creators, movers and shakers. We make things for the Internet and we’ve been doing it for at least 1,000 years.
British ennit. I’m litch-rally nearly 40 mate. Remember MS FrontPage? I bloody do. Love design, can’t code for toffee. And that’s OK.
Failed a lot. Like a lot, a lot. Succeeded a bit. Blissfully boss-free for **counts fingers** 12 years now. Well, sh_t, time flies. I’m passionate about helping fellow makers find that same independence.
I’ve been ripping sh_t apart and putting it back together since I could hold a screwdriver. I taught myself how to build for the web the same way, experimenting purely for the funk of it.
I’m addicted. I’ve made a boatload of products. Some failures, some bill payers, some takeovers. A career of random windfalls with many lemons in between.
I’m Scottish and I build software. I’ve been Scottish since ‘87, and building software since ‘07. Anything from semi-skimmed scripts to full-fat apps. If I’m building, I’m happy.
Big, small, bootstrapped, funded. I’m lucky to have collaborated on all sorts of projects, with all sorts of companies, all around the world. Aye.
I’ve made a few things, I’ve sold a few things. I'm still here, still making, and still learning.
Today, I’m making lemonade with these misfits and investing in other interesting projects around the web. Humbled to be here and give more than I take.
L👏e👏m👏o👏n👏a👏d👏e. We’re making it. And it ain’t no basic lemonade neither. We're making the sweet stuff, the special stuff, the mason jar and stripy straw stuff. You **will** like this stuff.
Things are about to get really truckin’ busy, but we’re up for the challenge. The sleeves are rolled. Should you be listening, here’s some of the projects we’ll be blabbing on about in 2021:
A collection of free design resources for creative people. Templates, icons, brushes, textures, patterns, and more. 10M downloads and counting.
A super-simple free tool for creating, organizing, and sharing your code snippets. 70k snippets saved and counting.
Create instantly sharable links to any Stripe powered checkout, and build custom thank you pages to fit your brand. It’s free too so that’s nice.
We’re making something new. Something for us, and something for creative people just like you.
Skin in the game has taught us something. That making things is what we’re all good at, that bit’s easy-peasy. But selling things online is what we’re all crap at, we’re making it Lemon Squeezy.
Do you want to sell online? Start a membership? Teach a course? Build an audience? Be your own boss? Then you need this lemonade in your life.
Put precious in the box below. We’ll let you know when we’ve juiced these lemons.
That’s it, we’re done x