6 months ago tomorrow, my wife, a close friend, and I decided we were going to start a company. At the time, we had no idea what we were going to do really, just a list of potential ideas to test out and validate. After a few attempts, we got traction on an idea that solved an acute pain point we had all suffered from: we hated doing laundry, and every service we had tried was absolutely awful, and super expensive.
As a result, we launched FairMeadow (https://fairmeadow.app), a laundry service that was designed from the ground up to be customer-centric, and is continuing to evolve daily based on things we are learning about our customers and prospects.
After 6 months, here is where we are at:
$14k invested in the business
$21k total revenue
10.6% compound weekly revenue growth rate since launch
Our landing page is awful
Our metrics are a mess and don't help us optimize our advertising
Our referral program is extremely inefficient and needs to be redesigned
We desperately need to make our first hire and our revenue isn't high enough to support it
Just felt like sharing. Happy to answer any questions anyone has, and feedback/suggestions on any of the points above are appreciated.