I think it’s about time I tell you my story about how/why I created buildfaster.co.
It was a sunny afternoon in March when I was on my laptop practicing some of my web development skills. I got a message from my friend Josh telling me that he was selling his HTML theme on loveyourlanding.com. I checked it out and I thought it was pretty cool. More than that, I never realized that you could make money from selling website templates. I saw some themes being sold online every once-in-a-while but never had the idea of creating my own.
So immediately I started ideating, designing, and coding my first theme I would sell. What I was working on was soon to become the Lightning Blue theme ⬇
I was pleased with what I had created and decided to get some feedback from other developers. For this, I chose IndieHackers. The IndieHackers community always gives great feedback and growth tips which is why I 💖 it so much.
After I got some design/UI feedback, I worked on a few more that I would plan to sell.
That was great, but I forgot about one thing. The name of my business.
I was so caught up with coding the themes and getting feedback that I forgot to start working on the branding. 🤭
Over the next couple weeks I asked the IndieHackers community what I should name my business. I told them that I sell easy-to-setup and beautiful HTML themes. I wanted my name to fit that.
I got great suggestions and finally fixed on one: BuildFaster 🥳
After this, I worked on the website and after many revisions, BuildFaster.co launched! 🚀
At the time of writing this, it’s been two months since I’ve launched and a lot has happened since then. I’ve reached $200+ NET sales and am close to reaching my goal of $150/mo in sales.
But that was the past and what’s coming is the future. I’m trying everyday to improve BuildFaster’s user-friendliness and it’s conversions.
This story is an extract from The BuildFaster Update.
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