Hey makers! Jason here 👋 I'm the founder and chief builder for Lists Kit.
I love creating info directories, and run 10 of them. Info directories are super underrated. Amongst the product types, it’s one of the more passive forms of side income. Once you commit to the initial upfront effort of compiling the list, it’s amazingly easy to launch, even easier to run.
The problem with my directories is that they are all over the place, on different platforms. Some have vendor lock-in and cost quite a bit to host, others keep requiring maintenance due to security/software updates.
Plus I hate dependency hell and endless security updates for my websites. Especially for simple, single-page sites that don't get crazy traffic. All that maintenance feels like over-engineering. Dependencies are future debt.
These factors kept holding me back from launching new info directories fast, so I thought,
"What if I could just drop a simple index.html file into my web host, tweak color and copy, add images, and it's done, within a day?!"
I wanted something simple to launch, low to no maintenance, but lasts forever. So I decided to make my own boilerplate to do just that. Lists Kit was the result.