February 17, 2020

I got my first paying customer!

Richard Chu @richardchu

Someone subscribed to the Pro plan for Screenshot Creator for $14.99 / month yesterday :)

It's not a lot of money by any means (and this is a high churn, competitive business where they could cancel the subscription at any time, so I don't even think it as real recurring revenue), but it provides validation for my product. People are actually willing to pay money in order to use it! It's an unreal feeling.

I shared this news with some of my friends and family but most of them don't fully appreciate the hard work that goes into creating a product from start to finish and having someone actually pay you money for it.

The kind of direct relationship you have with your customer where you actually see the exchange of money for value is something that just can't be replicated with a normal office job, and is one of the main reasons why I love building stuff in the first place.

So yes, hopefully this is a signal that the 2nd, 5th, and 10th customers are just beyond the horizon!

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