November 18, 2019

First Paying Customer!

Aaron Jix @aaronjix07

I have been experimenting with a lot of marketing channels where I can promote our service. I learned that it's pretty important to communicate with your potentials customers. I haven't launched any ads at this point as we want to be able to gain more insights regarding our customers and how our service can help solve their design problems. By simply asking questions and getting some feedback from your potential customers, we were able to land our first paying customer. I think what helped close the sale is because of those conversations that eventually lead to the customer trusting us. It is important to make sure that there is a person behind the computer when interacting with potential customers.

Today's Top Milestones
  • Our first all-remote dance!
    So guys, we hit a new milestone! No, not a financial one. We did our first all-office virtual dance and tried to recreate the legendary "The Office We
  • First sales! WHOO!!
    A user registered 2 weeks ago just bought a subscription, without even waiting for the trial period! Honestly, it feels euphoric how far we have come
  • Tripled our traffic in less than a month
    TLDR: - SEO - Quora - Product Hunt launch - Free Resource - Outreach We must admit, in the beginning of april we were pretty low. After spending month
  • May VC Update
    I shared this in the `#yeniverse` the other day as I put on the finishing touches of my monthly update to my financial supporters and VCs: ![](https:/
  • 9,000 Downloads
    The podcast hit 9,000 downloads. The free PDF of the podcast’s workflow may have helped https://gum.co/xczrxd Before my download numbers were starting
  • 1000 Customers
    Using only SEO I got the first 1000 customers. I learned that the conversion from visit to trial and from trial to customer are lower than I expected.
  • Big day! Big launch on Product hunt!
    After waiting for so long and number of postponements, today I released Plenary on Product hunt to get feedback from fellow startup enthusiasts. Here
  • #1 on Reddit, & Posting on Product Hunt
    Today I posted a short video preview of a small feature I added to Keyframes - it uses your device's orientation sensors to adjust the CSS box shadow.
  • Launched custom domains with automatic HTTPS/TLS
    Took me about 3 full days to implement this using cert-manager and ingress-gce. Very technical and fun project to work on and very satisfying when it
  • Launched on Product Hunt
    Launched on Product Hunt today. It has been about 2 months of development work. As they say: "if you are not embarrassed when you launch, then you are