Starting out as an independent developer/microISV/micropreneur/bootstrapper (whatever you want to call it) can be pretty daunting, even if you are confident in your abilities as a developer. However, plenty of people have done it successfully. If you aren’t scared of hard work, are prepared to learn some marketing skills and don’t expect to get rich quick, then it can be very rewarding. Here are some articles/talks from this  blog that are probably the most useful for an independent developer starting out: