Yes, today is the day I can finally say I made my first money. Ever. A product I made, I put out there, somebody found it valuable and bought it.
And why this negligible amount of money is one of the sweatest fruits I've ever tasted — and has been more juicy than any amount money I've ever made — you'll find out in the lines below.
And my case was no different. In March 2020 I joined a startup. I was supposed to be a cofounder or in other words, exchange valueless equity for possible millions in the future for a bit of something today. …
I may provide an answer to that question in this article. 👇
But first, let's talk about me, startups and why do I even dare to talk about this topic.
I am not a startup guy, at least I thought that about me. But I realised I've been in the “industry” for around 4 years now. First working on a project, then co-founding a project, then running my own (startup) project and finally pushing through a project.
It all starts with an idea. It is about that amazing software that is going to be doing everything, is going to be for everybody, everybody is going to be using and and everybody is going to be happy. …
Yeah. Now I can honestly say I've got my first 100 signups with $0 marketing budget in just 3 months.
At the beginning of this year, 2020 I really wanted to run my own project, startup, website, app, whatever… simply to add value with the skills I acquired during the years.
After a couple of fails I've got this amazing idea that I can establish an us company, employing contractors helping me with development, while I'll be running the other stuff…yeah, dreams they call those.
With that said, I said to myself I can as well just start and I had this idea about improving communication in our favourite communication tool called Slack. …