100 paid newsletter subscribers!

Woke up to 100 paid customers and $1,900 in MRR this morning!

Most of this growth has been steady, just due to word of mouth and people sharing it around. I'm super happy to get to this milestone, because that means we're halfway to the SoftwareIdeas.io community opening up!

This month, the membership site goes live, which will include a lot of cool things that should bring even more value to my 100+ users:

  • High-quality, exclusive content. The first two to be released will be a video walkthrough of my Notion template for validating ideas and a list of 50 B2B App Stores to launch your business in.
  • Software discounts from partners that help founders get their next idea off the ground. I've been in discussions with really cool people like @Gabe from DivJoy, and a few others who are excited to come on-board.

Really hoping that this makes it even easier for people to justify picking up a subscription. I'll be posting my progress!

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    How are you building the membership site?

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      Doing it myself (perks of being a dev). I looked a memberful and similar, but there were some downsides that I weren't willing to take.

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        Hah cool, I had same thoughts. I'm doing the same for Rosieland, perks of having a husband as a dev. I just shout out random things and he builds it. 🤣

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          Haha nice! What were your frustrations with the solutions? My biggest one was simply that they wanted to take ownership of my membership list/status, and I really wanted to keep Stripe as the source of truth.

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    Hey Kevin!

    Congratulations on reaching 100 paid users! That’s a huge accomplishment. 🔥

    I saw that you’re also offering your users discounts from partners. Do you have any tips on building partnerships? Especially for when you’re early on and don’t have too many customers?

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      Hey Tony,

      I don't think I have good advice here. My first partner reached out to me, and I've seen fast enough growth that it hasn't been hard to find people excited to get on-board.

      Sorry, wish I could be more help!

  3. 1

    This is really cool! I'm a marketer and I've been thinking about doing a project similar to this to connect marketers and developers. Good job.

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    Congrats! Your newsletter seems great!

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