Almost a year! Running a super mini side project to help startups and busy designers succeed.
We gained a lot of sales since being actively building in public.
Celebrating small wins with Zlides
💰 $1,417 in revenue since Mar 2020
🍕 1,120 downloads
🕺 10 productized services
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Crossing 1,000 downloads
I have been selling presentation templates for a year. It is not only boring, also not an innovative idea, and a big red ocean.
But it is very fun!
I am glad to have helped nearly a thousand busy entrepreneurs and designers.
Today is a special day. Launching the Lollipop presentation kit. A cup of coffee saves you hours of working time!
"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.
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:
Also my 9th month of running Zlides - a side project in presentation designs that keep me awake every week!
I'm a big fan of pitch deck designs. Since I launched Zlides, I've been following a routine:
To celebrate the little success, I updated my website. Would love to hear your feedback: https://www.zlides.co/
It's been a long slog to get here, but Zlides just passed 250 downloads! This has been the result of several efforts, including blogging, social media marketing, listing, and partnership.
I have stuck around 100 signups for a long time, but what really turned the tide for us was Instagram stories and constant contribution to Quora. I have created a weekly and daily routine to get in touch with real customers. Now I'm just hoping that a lot of them will convert to paying users soon. 🤞
Zlides is now making $200 a month, enough to cover my marketing experiments, and coffee meetings.
Probably the biggest thing that helped me get here was launching a premium service. I charge companies around $150 - $200 per project.
This is super exciting, because it means that I can theoretically go further with Zlides.
Zlides is a presentation slides studio designed for startups, entrepreneurs and innovative companies. Here you can find inspiration created to enrich visual narratives and presentations.