How "Slow and Steady" Is Getting Us to Our Goal of Ramen Profitability - Indie Hackers
Hi! My name is Alexandra Persea and I am a 23-year-old software engineer from Cluj, Romania. I’ve been developing and running a small service called Bur...
Felicitari! Mai ales pentru perseverenta.
Find some way to get into B2B, like burner email for employees and sell team wide subscriptions. Probably you can offer some email security/privacy features to companies, on top of their emails... not exactly sure what it will be, but I strongly recommend to find a way to sell to and target businesses.
Thank you for the kind words and for the advice. We are in the process of going into B2b 🙂
Yep, it's the exact same effort to win a $2.49/month customer as a $49/month customer. i.e. make 20x money with same effort. That's why you need to go B2B :)
Hei, salut, mersi. Daca esti interesat putem sa ne vedem la o cafea prin Sibiu si sa schimbam cateva vorbe despre SaaS.
Sigur. Ma poti contacta pe Intercom pe FirstPromoter, vad ca IH nu are private messages.
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Hi Alexandra, i noticed that on your free pricing card you have "30 Generated Burners " mentioned twice. Pretty sure this is a copy paste error :)
Thanks for sharing Alexandra, we are just trying to launch and I can definitely relate to the fear of putting something you are not comfortable with. But as you said, just launch and see what happens. I think the key here is how fast are you able to react, learn, fix and move on...
Definitely! Best of luck with your launch. Looking forward to seeing your after launch stats 🙂
This looks really good, I hope you'll have plenty of success with Burner Mail.
Thank you so much! 🙂
"Some people might find our pricing a bit high or even outrageous since they are used to free apps; however, we try to educate and explain that we don’t have a big VC funding us and that we don’t make any additional revenue from selling their data or spamming them with unwanted ads"
THIS is a core and cool value! well said!
Thank you! 🙂
Da, Felicitari Alexandra si Serge! Foarte inspirat!
I am an american from nyc, currently in cluj for the next month or so, hope we can cross paths!
I really enjoyed reading this, I don't think too many founders are this raw and realistic about their ups and downs. I launched 1 of 2 of my ideas, took things slow, did not invest too much of my own money, and now 6 months later I know where to shift my energy and focus and areas of improvement.
My other idea is a SaaS company and 7 months ago I was so stuck on getting funding asap to be able to pay a developer, but now I'm ok with taking things slow. I also liked when you said "They were confused about what exactly we were selling and how it could help them, which made people unwilling to give it a try." I too come from a technical background, so branding, marketing, and creating a product people want to come back to was also a challenge for me.
Thank you both for sharing!
Congrats and thanks for sharing! I was curious what payment gateway you used?
Paddle, but we want to move to Stripe.
How do you plan to use Stripe from Romania? Using Atlas? I always though it would only make sense when the MRR is considerable.
PS. Great to see more Romanians here. Excellent idea and implementation - hope your growth will exceed your expectations.
We looked into Stripe Atlas, however, we didn't find it suitable for a small bootstrapped company. You can read more opinions here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16799949
The best solution would be to set up a limited company in Ireland. Ireland has a low tax rate (12%) and a business-friendly economic policy.
Thank you for your positive feedback and good wishes.
Hi Alexandra, a word of warning regarding the Ireland tax rate. As far as I remember, the lower rate technically only applies if you are running the business from there (it's called 'Management & Control').
Thanks for the warning! Will deff look into that 🙂
I think another aspect is the prevention of spam, newsletter etc. I have setup an email address in gmail that forwards only "confirm, verify etc." emails so I don't have to see all the 200 mails a day with nonsense. Something like that would be useful by burner email so I could get everything from Netflix and nothing from a weird forum website for instance.
Hey Alexandra, wanted to get in touch regarding a possible potential partnership. I am building unlimitedd.xyz
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org