October 29, 2019

Bootstrapped SaaS is slow, we have added services

Volkan Kaya @volkandkaya

We have been working on Versoly for 10 months now. We have been sharing it on forums like IHs and have got some paying customers but growth is slow.

To extend our runway we have added a “done for you” landing page service. We have learnt a lot over the 10 months on how to create a landing page that converts. For Versoly we have good numbers for visitors to sign up and believe we can replicate this for other SaaS companies.

Visitors have requested the option for “done for you” but at that moment we were focused on building product, we listened to a lot of advice from VC funded startup founders where the advice is product product product, but we don’t have the benefit of that VC money to extend our runway.

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