Great inspiring story for those who always wanted to start something but never do, or never get to your level, you’re already ahead of 99% of people, you have built SOMETHING REAL.
Now, what is mismatching, in my opinion, is your intentions for the project. While reading this article, all…
Yes I agree, I guess the correct word would be decent life, not luxurious. Also, it differs in different parts of India. Sorry maybe that sentence sounded rasistic or lacked facts, but I wanted to illustrate the point that money have different value in different parts of the world.
The truth is somewhere in the middle — you need to spend only as much as you actually need. Spending should be either on things you need, like food or housing, or on experiences (travel, conferences), or investments that will bring you more money (like phpstorm license or Laravel Spark).
I love the stories of failure. It keeps you more real in the sea of the stories about Musk/Zuckerberg/[whoever is hot].
But I have a comment, which may sound cruel but again — close to reality. With that big sea of products launching every day, you have to be EXCEPTIONALLY good to stand out. Or your product needs to be…
Thanks for the comment, Daniel. Yes, you’re right, we’re working on a “Knowledge base” currently which we will include in new more expensive plan. And consultancy may sound like a good idea, but people paying $29.99 as our current price are not willing to pay proper hourly rate for consultancy, they expect free consultations. But we will try to “jump” to other audience and partly solve this problem.
Great thoughts, my dream is to attend MicroConf one day, following Rob&Mike since ages ago. And great point that developers should go outside of their world, but I would name another reason: even if you’re not entrepreneur yourself, just listen to the talks of business guys who you’re writing code for. Listen about their vision, listen to their…
Thanks a lot for taking time to answer, now all clear :) In other words, it wasn’t a *content marketing* effort, at least not directly. To be honest, I’m noticing the same thing — writing about your startup pays off in the long run, when someone notices you and then offer some partnerships. Especially if you write constantly. So you’re right, one-time revenue is small. Anyway, keep up great work!