Hey Indie Hackers!
Mid last year, I embarked on a business venture (selling the forgotten African music genre Benga) that runs from my home country while I reside in another as a full time employee.
I launched successfully - well signups were 80%+ of the early access list but conversion wasn't that good - first reason?? product catalogue was very small and the payment process was waaaay to complicated - I had 4 artists with about 50 tracks on the launch date.
For sure I needed someone on the ground, either an employee or a partner but the partner option at this level seems like someone whom I can easily rely on to help me on marketing.
A friend of mine introduced me to his friend who had several chats with him about the same idea but after 2 months, he couldn't commit or do
anything and I had to let him go.
After another month, I got a very good guy who is a DJ of the same kind of music and has several entities attached to this kind of music but the only challenge I found was, instead of being a solo partner, he wanted to use family business which was a big red flag to me.
Its been almost a year now and I am struggling to get a very good business partner as my business runs entirely on my home country and am not there all the time - just fly there like once a month or 2 months.
Is there anyone here who had such kind of an experience and how did you handle it???