online business in the aquatics and fishkeeping niche. Established in 2015, the website has quickly become a dominant authority in the space. With 3,000+ backlinks (including Mashable and Wikipedia) this passive website is primed for further growth. This business requires very little owner maintenance time and would be perfect for a new buyer looking for a relatively low-risk, first acquisition. Yearly revenue: $12,816
Kite Kite's an iPhone app that allows the user to remove email newsletters from their inbox and give them a specific place. The newsletters the user chooses (we have a collection of 200+ hand picked publishers) won’t show up in their inbox anymore. The user's notified and can read them in the Kite app. The project got 300+ likes on Product Hunt (https://www.producthunt.com/posts/kite-9) and a lot of interaction from the community. Built with: Swift, Objective-C, Node.js $15000
What If Bitcoin SOLD WhatIFBitcoin.com will make the user so unhappy that they will share it on social media and generate more traffic for the site :). The site got featured on major news publications like OM.com , lifehacker and more and since the initial viral hype has passed it still gets 8000 page views a day and people share it all over social media. You can read more about how I built it here: https://medium.com/@surfcoderepeat/i-put-ph-launch-guide-to-test-and-this-is-what-happened-6ddd9b271ec3 Built with: HTM,CSS,JS $2999 or worthy trade
Oh, My Coins! "Oh, My Coins!" is a website where you can anonymously share your cryptocurrency loss. So far people submitted stories of lost coins that are worth about 230.5k BTC or ~$4.5B. Project did relatively great on Producthunt - http://producthunt.com/posts/oh-my-coins despite badly timed launch and the website has very positive feedback from people. The reason I'm selling is that the project feels finished for me and I don't have any more ideas. Built with: Vanilla JS, HTML, CSS (framework bulma.io - open source) $2000
Cat Attack Selling Catattack.co because I don't have the time to update or maintain it. It's already made me a couple thousand dollars, and has huge potential. The vast majority of that came over the week I launched on Product Hunt two years ago. Despite doing zero marketing since then, I still get a few bucks a week from the site. With some love and attention, this could be a steady stream of income! You can also take the code and build numerous texting sites. You could even clean up the code and sell it as a generic "annoying texting site" template for $99. Tons of possibilities if you have the time and energy! The entire thing runs off of a $5 digital ocean droplet and texts are sent through plivo. Whole site is custom coded on php, so you should know how to code php if you're buying the site! Built with: php $1,500
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Hey all! I'm a 17-year old student and today, I'm excited to feature a pre-launch of my product, prdc (https://prdc.zkry.org)!👨💻 Just to give you a short background, I tend to browse Product Hunt (producthunt.com) almost everyday and it tends to hook me in. Unfortunately, however, a lot of these tend to be "private early beta" products, and I end up bookmarking a lot of them and forgetting them in the future.😎 prdc would be a so-called lifehacks to PH, as reviews of top PH hunts would be crowdsourced and curated and sent to your inbox. No more browsing and bookmarking!Aside from reviews of the top 3 hunts being part of prdc,- every FIRST Monday would feature a students picks corner;- every SECOND Monday, a makers corner would be part, and lastly;- every THIRD Monday would feature crowdsourced & crowd-requested products!All these featured hunts would be reviewed and come from hunts over the past week, all with the goal of keeping YOU productive!🌏 As a student, I made a product for students, makers and tech-enthusiasts as we crowdsource opinions and curate apps to keep productive.Check prdc out at r/https://prdc.zkry.org!👏 Comments, suggestions and questions are definitely highly appreciated and open via Twitter (@zacharycsy). Cheers, thank you so much!
Hi, It's Sabba from Take The Bait.We publish weekly stories from makers about how their are building their MVP's and finding their first customers. This interview is from upload.fm, they create let you Put your podcast on YouTube automatically.First off, can you tell us about your background and your product?It’s just me here! I’m a 16 year old, and love shipping side projects on the side. I learned how to code with Node.js last fall and since then have built Routeshuffle, a random route generator for running, and then continued on to build Upload.fm, my biggest project yet. It’s a tool for uploading podcast episodes to YouTube easily and automatically.How long did it take to build your initial prototype and how did you validate it?I started working on it in early March, and worked on it up until May when I launched. I did no validation, which may have been the wrong thing to do. But when I get an idea I like, I’d rather just build it and see what happens. I knew the idea would be big after a guy (who will remain nameless) who worked at a very large podcast network reached out to me wondering if we could partner and work together on Upload.fm, even before I had a final product. Ultimately I backed out of the deal because I wanted to own 100% of it, and I couldn’t completely trust the other person. But it was very clear that there is a need in the industry for a tool like this. Supposedly YouTube wants to see more podcasts on its platform.How did you get your first paying customer and how long did it take?My first paying customer was an hour after launch. I messed up and forgot to take Stripe out of test mode, so my first customer thought they had paid when in reality their credit card wasn’t charged! They luckily signed up again in live mode once I realized what I had done and reached out.What worked and what didn't work when finding your first users?I’m still figuring a lot of this out to be honest. I’m very much in the early days of this still. The only real marketing I’ve done was the initial launch, and some cold emails to podcasts that are already being uploaded to YouTube manually. I’ve been holding off on marketing as I develop some more key features for the product, and then I’ll transition to working completely on marketing.How did you grow your user based from the first paying customer?Here’s a graph of where my customers have came from. Product Hunt was where most customers came from initially.What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs looking to onboard their first users?Cold emails work. Use a tool like Mailshake to send out emails, but be sure that you’re emailing relevant people that would actually find your product useful.What resources have helped you in the early stages?As always Stack Overflow saved me multiple times, but reading Twitter and looking at tweets about entrepreneurship is great motivation. I also got some good advice from wip.chat, a Telegram group, about what to do when the partnership deal was in talks.How can people reach you and find out more?I’m on Twitter @riieywz, my site is at walzr.com and Upload.fm is at… upload.fm :) Feel free to reach out to me if you need any help or advice about bootstrapping or building a SaaS!Instagram: @riieywzWebsite 2: upload.fmWebsite 2: walzr.com
Hi reddit - I just launched a multi-month side project https://Acct.Watch onto ProductHunt and had a pretty good reception! I figured there wouldn't be too many people interested in a service that depends on the whim of social media platforms but turns out I'm not the only one who can't have the social media handle they want.Very interested to hear your feedback. I know most people wouldn't need this/want this, but to those who find it a bit interesting I'm open to all ideas!Acct.Watch
We’ve started Bubblewits with the goal and the dream to make the Startups Concept and especially - trying out the ideas in real world - as simple, fast and accessible for everyone as possible 💻What followed was a fantastic journey of working on a plethora of awesome ideas, applications and super cool founders from all the domains you can ever imagine.We can’t stop praising Bubble.is No-Code Framework for making this all technically possible, yet we have also learned a lot on the way of working on our own products, and for the products for our customers all over the world 🌍We have discovered that with our approach, most ideas in their Core need as little as 5 working days to get delivered and validated as MVPs with a set of early adopters 🕚Of course, after that you can spend an endless amount of time iterating, doing A/B testing, polishing the design and integrating external platforms (still no coding necessary for any of that if you build your app with Bubble.is).But until you validate the core value proposition of your application, none of the polishing is really making much sense (believe us, we tried 🤷♂️)So how this works, exactly? Get in touch with our Sales Team, validate whether your desired scope is something that fits the format of the 5-Day Express, get the details settled, and agree the start dates for the development.That’s it 🙂 In 5 business days your brand new MVP running on Bubble is going to be waiting for you to take it for a ride 🏎️What if your idea is wider than what can be done in 5 days? No worries there, we can work on the details and make this a 6-7-10 (or whatever is necessary) days Sprint to make sure it’s done.What if you’re not in a rush but want something complex done? We have offers for that too that we are happy to discuss.What happens next? Are we gone after the MVP is delivered? Nope, we are not going anywhere. We’re happy to work together with you on tweaking features, polishing the design, adding and removing stuff, and of course - squashing bugs! We can agree on the terms and the level of necessary engagement and give as much time as you require to make sure we get it right.What’s the catch? None, really. Try out your next big thing fast, win or learn from the experience, note the lessons learned and plan your next steps based on those.Got more questions? We’re around at Product Hunt today and our websites ready to chat about what you need to know 👨💻
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Hi, I am Sabba from Take The BaitTake the bait is a blog focused on Learning how companies build their MVP's and how they found their first paying customer. This is an interview with Léo from Hyperping. Hyperping is a Beautifully simple and reliable uptime monitoring and status pages with SMS, Slack and email alerts. Here is the interview. ENJOY!First off, can you tell us about your background and your product?I am Léo and am from Paris, France. I’ve come a long way after being kicked from my dad’s at 19 years old to become a software engineer without going to school with literally no money by trying to enter the startups' ecosystem right away with zero experience. This survival instinct offered me a sense of entrepreneurship and it led me to not only code but build things for people to use.I recently turned 23 and the first product I managed to release and generate revenue ($350 MRR) after a couple of years of trying to figure out the solo-maker ecosystem! I am currently building this product on the side of a full-time job as a frontend software engineer. Hyperping is a monitoring tool that sends alerts by SMS, Slack or email about downtimes or anything that goes wrong on your website, your API or your server (HTTP). This also includes a status page that helps companies to be more transparent with their own customers about the issues they encounter.How long did it take to build your initial prototype and how did you validate it?I tried and failed many times before figuring out what it is to build and launch a product, I simply had no idea. Then I started making friends into this “maker” ecosystem and heard about the term “MVP” which stands for Minimum Valuable Product. I set a deadline to exactly 3 months, no matter what, and launched it on Product Hunt with an arbitrary date during weekdays (January 29th), earned over 600 upvotes and counting to end #3 of the day! I publicly announced the date to this ecosystem which made me commit to it and gave the pressure to have this minimum valuable product ready to be launched.I think that launching an initial product, into an existing market is a great way to ensure that it is a valid idea. All you have left to do is to make a better product than 50% of the top 10: a prettier UI, a simpler product, a more human marketing and you can get there!How did you get your first paying customer and how long did it take?I had my first customer 2 weeks before launching on Product Hunt! This was the most thrilling day of my young entrepreneur life! I built Hyperping with the help of wip.chat, a Telegram Community where people ship together and publicly share to-dos into the chat. I’d announce to the chat whenever I complete a task, that I can embellish with a screenshot if it’s visual, and have hundreds of other makers to comment, share advice, correct my copy, give suggestions. So this is a fellow maker from Brazil that dared to subscribe first without even warning me!Another validation, besides this lucky event, was the launch on Product Hunt. If you haven’t managed to have any customer or even any user, the real validation will happen during the launch day. Product Hunt is an amazing validation tool that gives you thousands of visitors, hundreds of signups and hopefully a bunch of conversions into paid users! I offered a 30% off coupon code for 6 months and a dozen people subscribed within the next days, which was an amazing motivation to pursue the product. The important part here is that I was building Hyperping from the ground up publicly. I had the chance to receive dozens of valuable real-time feedback from beta-testers that range their skills from copywriters to designers to developers to marketers!what worked and what didn't work when finding your first users?I knew that if I found the first customer, I would find the second one, then the third.. until roughly 42 customers as of today. So I think that figuring out how to find your first customer is one of the biggest challenges of your business and your mindset. What worked was definitely sharing my journey with other makers and having a clear vision and a timeline of the building process. The biggest mistake was to keep everything to myself. Simply go meet people that might have an interest in your product.What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs looking to onboard their first users?Talk to people around you about what you are building, make yourself accountable through it and allow maximum 3 months for your MVP to be built. Then launch it as soon as possible on Product Hunt and try to engage conversations with every single user that signs up to your product and ask them what their use cases are and solve their problems. Build relationships.What resources have helped you in the early stages?There is one tool that I can’t recommend more which is drift.com, an Intercom-like chat widget which has a very generous free plan on which I still am. Over 50% of my conversions come after a conversation with a user. I can mention crisp.chat as well but haven’t tried it yet. Reading inspirational stories about other makers also helped me keep the motivation and play smarter moves or get out of my comfort zone. Here are a couple:https://medium.com/pixelme-blog/how-we-went-from-10-to-200-paying-customers-in-less-than-6-months-b018ecf6b599https://baremetrics.com/blog/long-slow-saas-ramp-of-deathhttps://collect.chat/blog/bootstrapping-a-chatbot-startup-in-the-pursuit-of-freedom/How can people reach you and find out more?You can find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sinequanonh Hyperping is also an Open Startups and shows metrics (MRR, churn, ARPU etc..) about it here: https://hyperping.baremetrics.comTwitter: @sinequanonhWebsite: hyperping.ioIf you enjoyed this interview check out others on Take The Bait
Hi, everyone!I want to share you a story about how Outkarma was created.In the past we released several products and we continue working on the new ideas.You all know(probably :)) about Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Gofundme crowdfunding platforms. So, our idea was to make a no-code template for one of these platforms, because people are interested on such way to raising funds. Aaand… we did it! We built a crowdfunding no-code templateAfter that we decided to go ahead… and thought why not to build a side project based on the crowdfunding idea and our newly built no-code template?Thus, Outkarma came into being. Outkarma is a community of givers dedicated to helping others financially and improving their Karma. (Yeees, we believe in karma and in that the more you give the more you receive)It was great to see the app is also on Product Hunt today.Outkarma platform has a few fundraisers already. :) This is only beginning. To be continued...Please take a moment to learn the platform and share your feedback and ideas for improvements.
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Hey guys,Sometime makers have 10 ideas bubbling around and don't know which one has most value.The Solution 🛠 — Product Hunt for Ideas. A simple ideas list where the best idea of the day filters to the top. Makers can discuss each others ideas and give feedback.Hopefully this stops people building things nobody wants. 🎉🎉Check it out here: https://ideasareworthless.io/Hope you like it! Any love appreciated.