August 27, 2020

800 downloads + 1st anniversary

Felix Wong @felix12777

"Why do you sell presentation templates?" "It's not innovative at all?"

I get these questions frequently.

But a year ago, I decided to practice and showcase my presentation design skills. This project started based on my experience as a founder, venture builder, and seed investor now.

I believed a great presentation is a mixture of content, design, and storytelling. I really enjoy the design part.

Since then, I've been selling templates on my website and showcasing design inspirations on Instagram every week.

This is a small project that I enjoyed putting an hour or two every week. And it's now covering my Starbucks budget :)

I'm also glad to share a few major updates:

  • Crossed 800 downloads (free + paid)
  • Move from Squarespace to Carrd earlier this month
  • Using Gumroad was a huge success and I have no regret
  • Currently developing another affordable template to cater more business needs

#madebyzlides

Today's Top Milestones
  • Update 125: +3 customers
    1. What we worked on last week and how well did we achieve our goals? ✅ Added 3 new customers for +$149 ✅ 1 sales call with qualified lead 2. What we’
  • Started Acquisition Channel Experiments
    Here's our weekly update at our community for founders, Enter Network. 1) What did I work on last week? ✅ Put quite a bit of work into analyzing (the
  • Who needs a backend?
    My mac died with an uncommitted backend, so I decided to get rid of it completely! I've heard a lot about Firebase, but never had a chance to check it
  • Launch Day
    I prepared a drip email automation for the course content, linked it to Gumroad, and added a webhook to invite buyers to the private Github repo. Laun
  • MVP first release
    I give myself 6 weeks to build a MVP. It should have at least these features : - Subscription & Authentication - Adding/Editing/Removing Objects - Wis