👋 Hey guys
Just wanted to give a quick update about how my bootstrapped project is going since it has now been about 6 months that we've been running it.
6 months ago I launched it on IH. I made the landing page in a couple of hours, posted it on a few Facebook groups and got the early subscribers. Back then we were only charging $99 and $179 per month and increased our prices twice since then.
💡 How were the early days, how the idea came up, how was the start? ...
🚀 Launched in 5 hours. Idea of launching was to quickly validate the idea and let the market decide if it is good or not.
👩 🎨 Worked with two designers only, I was working remotely with them on Skype
👨💻 Handled all the projects myself (I was the project manager), launched the site myself, did the marketing myself
🔥 Got hunted on ProductHunt, got absolutely roasted there since we weren't ready but improved a lot since then.
(You can learn more about this on the Indie Hackers interview)
... Since then:
🌏 Moved to Indonesia and took a one way ✈️ plane ticket.
🤼 Instead of working remotely, I hired and trained a local team.
👨🏫 Gave more than 100 hours of training to the design team.
📖 Productized our services to ensure scope of our service is not too broad and that clients expectations are met.
🤑 Paid more than $50,000 to our design team and pay them salary 50% (or sometimes even higher) than the capital average designer salary.
To celebrate those 6 months, I made a special offer for all the Indie Hackers here, 2 months of our subscription for the price of 1. Here you go: https://manypixels.co/specific-offer/sp4offer
Feel free to ask me really ANYTHING about the process. I am willing to share the revenue, the profits, our hiring plans, our blueprints, ALL.