I’m one of the creators of Buy Me A Coffee (Y Combinator W19). We make it super easy for creators to get paid.
Before BMC, I built about a dozen software projects, but the ones that I’m really proud of are WhatRuns (2017) and AdIndigo (2010). WhatRuns is a free browser extension that allows you to look up the tech stack of any website in one click. More than 200k developers and designers actively use it today. AdIndigo was an ad network that I built when I was 14. I used to make some money from my blogs and decided its a good idea to launch an Adsense alternative focused on the bloggers. Boy, was I wrong. It served 6M monthly impressions at its peak, but I ran out of money and advertisers in less than six months if I recall correctly. I hope I remain that naive and confident.