Project Graveyard

I hope this graveyard inspires you to take risks and work on those passion projects.

It’s ok to fail. Every side project I launched provided lessons for the next and in turn helped me quit freelance.

  • 2017-2023
    AudioNot.es free macOS menu bar app to quickly record and send audio messages (acquired by AudioPen - debrief)
  • 2019-2023
    Email Love Email resource featuring design inspiration, html templates and newsletter discovery (acquired by Andrew King - debrief)
  • 2020-2021
    Chlst Interactive checklist side-project started with my friend Calvin to go alongside my Ebook. He has now taken over. Chlst has rebranded to Interact List.
  • 2019-2021
    Email Love Newsletter Discovery The dream was to connect someone with a newly found hobby/career with a professional within the niche, delivering exclusive content via email newsletter (removed - debrief)
  • 2020-2021
    My People aka Yo! Friends Private supporters club for the Yo! Podcast accessing exclusive behind-the-scenes content and bonus questions (discontinued - debrief)
  • 2020-2020
    Gvouchers Gift Voucher webapp to help small businesses during Covid (closed)
  • 2018-2019
    Yo! Season 1 YouTube series of 30 episodes (pivoted into Yo! Podcast)
  • 2017-2018
    One Page Templates Curated free website templates (merged into One Page Love)
  • 2017-2018
    FullSingle WordPress plugin to help build personal sites (discontinued)
  • 2016-2017
    Hustle PandaCurated startup domains under $1k (sold)
  • 2015-2017
    Currl One Page WordPress theme company with my mate Manu (closed)
  • 2006-2016
    Hit Delete Digital agency that hosted my freelance work (closed)
  • 2012-2015
    ThemeCobra WordPress theme company with my mate D Rock (sold)
  • 2006-2015
    Pear Hosting Small hosting company (closed, domain aquired)
  • 2014-2015
    Footer Love Niche collection of website footers with my mate D Rock (gave away)
  • 2011-2014
    mmminima lBlog about minimal design with my mate D Rock (sold)
  • 2013-2013
    res.ponsive.com Responsive webster tester (sold)
  • 2011-2012
    Rock Sampler Indie music discovery website, I was a co-founder (closed)
  • 2010-2012
    Rock Lifestyle Music social network and blog, I was a co-founder (closed)
  • 2011-2012
    Design Dosage Blog about good design (gave away)
  • 2009-2012
    Bands on Twitter Curated list of new bands signing up at Twitter (sold)
  • 2008-2011
    Case Converter Simple online text converter (sold)
  • 2006-2009
    Modern Optimist Positive South Africa news portal (closed)
  • 2006-2008
    CardPanda Business card inspiration gallery (closed)
  • 2005-2006
    Famous Gingers A curated list of the most famous ginger celebrities (closed)
  • 2005-2006
    BoardFlare Surf, skate, snow board inspiration gallery (closed)
  • 2005-2006
    CardFlare Business card inspiration gallery (closed)
  • 2005-2008
    Man in Suit Post-hardcore, rock band I played bass for
  • 1997-2001
    DIJIT Melodic punk-rock band I played bass for