Congrats Arvid! I look forward to reading the book this summer ;)
Our vision is to reinvent wedding planning and become the go-to platform for helping people create the perfect wedding. We are tackling this vision one feature at a time, starting with a place card maker called Weddingbird.
Weddingbird is a free and easy to use wedding place card maker with guest list support. Choose from a wide range of printable place card templates and customise according to your wedding theme.
This is very interesting .. surely going to explore as i am more deeply looking for more about email marketing
My biggest problem with this text is: who owns that? My experience with devrel is that every switch in crew makes all my contacts break. I’m often in Orbit 1, just to figure out that my contact leaves and suddenly, I’m in open space, having to reconvince people that I have a history with the organisation.
Especially as I run conferences, I’m super annoyed whenever that happens, for example when a long-nurtured sponsor relationship suddenly just vanishes.
Models like this may help, but I feel like there’s much more fundamental problems in devrel when nurturing Orbit 1 relationships.
Saving this for later (can’t find any other way to do it 😥)
You bet! :)
Was ‘SaaS Keyword Research’ a good keyword? ;-)
There’s two things that made this list better than others: more companies on the list; tells you what they charge. Enjoy!
EDIT: I’ve read from lots of people that they lost sales for not having PayPal as at least an option. There’s such a large base of people who already have an account or prefer their safety assurances. You might lose some sales to that. Given it’s SaaS businesses here, I doubt that risk will impact you much. Figured I still should mention it.
Originally, I was looking at The Entrepreneurer’s Guide to Law and Strategy that some people highly recommended. Description said Business Insider praised it as one of best in a list of 25 books. Found above list first. Then this one which had it with some other books.
So, just think of it as a combined submission of helpful and interesting books in this space. The Law and Strategy book was main highlight, though.
I saw Val Geisler give a talk on this at Microconf last year! She has an excellent model for emailing customers in a way that keeps them interested in the product without overwhelming them with in-your-face “HEY HERE’S OUR PRODUCT YOU SHOULD USE IT” emails every time.
I took notes on her talk here: https://microconf.gen.co/val-geisler/
We show that companies started by solo founders survive longer than those started by teams.
This is just one thing that makes intuitive sense – if that solo founder has the initiative, discipline, and will to even go through all the work of starting up a company, that’s a pretty good indication that maybe they’re willing to continue pushing through when they run into the inevitable rough patches.
There may not be anything new here, but it can be nice to have a story in “mainstream” that confirms what we’re all preaching.
“All of the not-so-sexy tasks I was focusing on — actually engaging customers, implementing feedback and building a library of educational content — were building momentum.”
“However, our experience has shown these numbers take care of themselves when we consistently put the customer first. ”
Same as my company. Although they employ many tricks, the customers say the main thing that keeps them coming back is (a) having what they need and (b) great service. We have many competitors, including cheaper ones, that they ignore for our level of service.
One of my default ideas for bootstrapped offerings is to clone a product at a company with shit service and marketing, make some minor changes (esp fix complaints), and offer it as something new with great marketing and service. I don’t know what the success rate will be but I’m guessing higher than random ideas. Actually, there’s a product company that does this successfully on Amazon for all sorts of things just making minor variations based on customer suggestions or complaints in comment sections. I’ll try to dig it up if anyone is interested.
This is very specific to a (small) game studio, otherwise too generic to be of use.
Hello, this might be my first post here. I think this is a valuable, underserved and important subset of the startup ecosystem. The one thing I dont have is time to read long threads; often that’s were the value is hidden in forums. I think a rating algorithm should score up brevity. Please dont let this die!
What a good timing. I just refound Barnacl.es after months of guessing which community had this great collection of articles for bootstrapers and indiehackers. I think this community is valuable and needed and would like to volunteer as well. The idea of an committee (as proposed by @mindcrime) sounds good, I would even be willing to lead it.
I know it’s hard to trust someone who just signed up, but here are my ideas of an ideal community that I recently summarized on Indiehackers: https://www.indiehackers.com/forum/how-to-create-a-warm-and-friendly-community-like-ih-913dfdeffa?commentId=-LOnGbAcLnfrKTNqZzcr
I would try to shape this community in this spirit and think it has great potential. I would love to do a survey among all members about what they like about Barnacl.es and derive what the priorities will be for the next steps.
I have little experience in Ruby, but have worked in Python and PHP for many years and should be able to get Ruby pretty quickly.