August 29, 2020

Passed £100 ($130) in monthly revenue!

Valentin Hinov @ValCanBuild

I had a goal for August to pass £100 in sales and with just a few days to go I'm happy to say I've made it!

Thankbox is an interesting SaaS product - different, I feel, compared to most other ones on IH, in that it doesn't have a subscription part.

All of the money I make is from individual sales, so I can't really use the term MRR.

I do have an idea for a subscription product for it in the future but for now I am happy with this result.

Having only launched in mid May, the sales from August represent almost 40% of all sales so far - which is massive for me. Even at these small numbers I feel incredible pride at having my product be used and make money.

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    Congrats man. Selling things on the internet is hard. This is a significant milestone!

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      Thanks so much, dude! Yeah, it feels good! I made sure to celebrate it

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    Congratulations, this is a fantastic idea and something that definitely fills a gap!

    I’d be interested to hear how you marketed yourself at the beginning. I saw in a previous post you’ve started getting traction from word of mouth so that’s awesome, once that happens it’s like a snowball effect and you’re laughing!

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      Thanks for the kind words.

      In the beginning, and even now, it's a lot of contacting people I know at different companies and trying to get them to use it. Thankfully, most seem to like it so it starts sticking. I also try and ask people who are really happy with it to post on twitter or linkedin about it.

      Lately I've also started experimenting with Facebook and LinkedIn ads, targeting HR professionals, but still no solid results from those.

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