March 30, 2020

$200 MRR!

David Morneau @davidmo

To be honest, this whole Indie Startup thing is a freakin' rollercoaster. We went for three weeks without a paid customer. We thought we had it, probably like a lot of us do. I mean, 200 beta users gave us their emails, shouldn't we get a least 2 or 3 paying customers? It doesn't work like that.

It all changed with our accidental Product Hunt launch. We weren't prepared at all. Some guide on some Facebook group hunted our product, and, before we knew it, we were 6th on Product Hunt getting 10+ signups every hour.

We quickly made a promo code available in on Product Hunt, but no one used it, to our surprise.

We got 150+ signups from this launch.

Anyway, here we are today, amidst this crisis, with $200 MRR, with some of our free users becoming paid users!

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    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Congrats! I totally agree.

    I was looking at your pricing page. This language isn't super clear to me: "500 Contact Exports /mo". what does "contact export" mean?

    All the other features mentioned are identical between all tiers. The only signal/informative item is the number of exports / month but I don't know what it means.

    It's a good product in a growing market. Looking forward to see how it progresses!

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      Thanks for the feedback Terry. You are absolutely right. We will use a clearer term on the page.

      Essentially, each credit allows you to export an influencer with their email address!

      Let me know if you see anything else :)

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