I spent over a year building complex full-featured products that cost me thousands.
I never got users involved because I was sure I knew what they needed, but in the end, nobody wanted to use my software 😩
Instead of wasting time and money, we built the MVP in less than a month.
It was truly an MVP. It only had one of the features of the planned final product. Nothing fancy, just the very basics.
Then I put it to the test
I immediately launched a closed beta so users could try it out and provide feedback.
Based on user feedback, we built a couple more features and went live with an open beta.
We got more feedback, so we improved and built a couple more features
Then the real test came
We officially launched with paid options. In the first month, we got our first two paid users 🤩
Sure, it wasn't a lot but it was validation for me 👌
Even with only 2 paid users, katlinks.io had already made more money than my first SaaS product 🤯
3 months after the initial launch, we now have 40 paying users and counting 🔥
We are nowhere near where I want to get and not even close to what others have done, but I'm happy with our growth so far.
What I learned 👇
Don't wait until everything is perfect and don't assume you know what users want and need. You are probably wrong and will only waste time and money 🙄
Launch quickly, get feedback from users, improve, and repeat 🔥
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And if you are building a SaaS or digital product and want to improve your SEO, check out katlinks.io 🚀