I am Bhanu Teja, Founder of MDX.one.
I started my career as a software engineer at Swiggy, one of the unicorn startups in India. It was relatively good pay. But I quickly realized that working a job for someone is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. I always wanted to start something of my own since I was in college.
So, I have quit my job as a software engineer 6 months into my first job. I have then teamed up with someone I know and started working on a product, mostly in stealth. We worked on it for more than a year, but it just didn't seem like it was going anywhere. So, I have decided to part ways with it.
In May of this year, I have started working on this new product called MDX.one. It's yet another blogging platform, but the key difference here is it's built on top of Notion. I also decided to build this in public. I have worked on it for 2 months and launched it in the last week of June.
Now, it's been more than 3.5 months since the launch, and I just crossed $250 MRR very recently. So, that's where I am at right now.
Even though $250 MRR is relatively small, if I look back, the major thing that helped me to even reach this very small milestone is building in public. I wouldn't have gotten to this if I was building everything in stealth mode as I did at my previous startup.
So, that's my story.
Some stats for those that are interested.
Total Signups: 803 (including free users)
Total Paying customers: 34
Traffic since launch (13k visitors and 29k page views)