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We bootstrapped our SaaS to $50k MRR with just me and my co-founder - no employees

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    What tech stack are you using?

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    Amazing! What's your main acquisition channels?

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      Short answer: Content marketing

      Long answer: I plan on writing a short book that goes into detail on everything we did to acquire customers 🙂

      If you want to be notified when it's published, you can leave your contact info here: https://forms.gle/mEZdS8doTjmNCqKJA

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    How did you get your first 10 customers?

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      I think most of them came from Product Hunt :)

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    Awesome. What little thing do you do to celebrate such milestones? 👍

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      Not enough to be honest 😅

      We sent Slack messages congratulating eachother on the milestone. That was basically it haha

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    Hi Davis - love the site and idea - how do you distinguish yourself from your competitors given scheduling is now quite a saturated market ? How did you originally motivate yourself given the volume of competition and the fear of entering a race to the bottom on pricing ? (Although given your numbers this seems a misplaced fear :) Looking forward to buying your book. Many thanks.

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      Early on, we mostly distiguished on price. I tweeted something about this topic a few weeks ago: https://twitter.com/mynameis_davis/status/1402672152848044032?s=20

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    How are you able to grow and scale the company?

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      Mostly through content marketing 🤓

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        Was that a hassle with only 2 people ? Are there any automations ?

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          Yep, whenever we do the same thing manually over and over again, we look for ways to automate it.

          Sometimes that's by coding something, other times it's by creating a helpdesk article for a question that keeps popping up from our users.

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            What kind of automations are you using ? Zapier or something else ?

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    Awesome! How long did it take you to launch?

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      That depends... Vishal originally created an MVP version of OneUp before I came on board, so he probably had a year or so of building the foundation.

      Once I joined, we cleaned up a lot of bugs and UI/UX fixes, and then probably launched 2 months after.

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    I would love to know about your product and success story.

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      What would you like to know?

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        The full story of your SaaS. What was your stretegy

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    Nitpicky question: the site says “ We have a worldwide team of customer advocates on standby”. Is it referring to just you and your cofounder?

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      Yep, me and my co-founder are on other sides of the world, and we both do customer support :)

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        Hahaha you're not wrong there, Davis! Brilliant !

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    Congrats Davis!

    1. How long did it take to hit $10k MRR, $20k MRR, and now $50k MRR?

    2. Are you at liberty to share how much salary you guys take?

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    Looks like it only posted the first tweet here on IH.

    If you click on the tweet, you can open the entire thread 😊

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      Hi Davis, I am not seeing any tweets in the thread on going from $10K MRR all the way to $50k MRR?

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        Short answer: Content marketing

        Long answer: I plan on writing a short book that goes into detail on everything we did to acquire customers 🙂

        If you want to be notified when it's published, you can leave your contact info here: https://forms.gle/mEZdS8doTjmNCqKJA

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          Signed up. Looking forward to it!

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