Hey Indie Hackers! I'm Amar
I co-founded ZenMaid.com with my friend Arun back in 2013. After 8 long years we've recently broken the 7 figure annual mark :-)
All it took was a little sweat, blood, tears, fights, horrible mistakes, money, sacrifice, and much much more. And we'd do it all over again if we had to!
We started out with a functional but ugly AF product that had 1 truly differentiating feature compared to the competition at the time - SMS thanks to Twilio
That MVP was just good enough to get us some traction and we grew slowly but consistently. And when I say slowly, I mean SLOWLY. It took us over 3 years to get to $10k MRR.
Our MVP got us to around $17k MRR at which point we re-invested almost everything we were making for 6-8 months to redesign the software. The launch of that redesign went absolutely terribly (we lost 30+% of our MRR due to it) but the redesign itself allowed us to go to the next level.
Since then we've 10x'd the business ($110k MRR at the time of posting) and are the perceived juggernaut in our industry (we're the big fish in the little pond)
I've personally always been focused on sales, marketing, and everything non-technical (so my partner could focus solely on building great product) - happy to answer any questions anyone has about anything
Everything we've accomplished has been done remotely (we worked remotely before working remotely was cool!) and I'm posting this from Koh Phangan, Thailand, one of 35 countries I've now spent time in since 2015.
I've gotten active on Twitter thanks largely to my IH connections and try to share openly about our challenges and that it's not all rainbows and sunshine. Here's a popular thread on my personal take home pay and what it's like when the CEO is not the most valuable talent in the company.
Drop a comment or question and I'll respond throughout the day :-)