67 microstartup founders making collectively $566.2k per month share 260 learnings about how to build a profitable internet startup as a solo developer. Latest answer 4 weeks ago.

How did you come up with the microstartup idea?

I was working in e-commerce company and wondered why content from our Instagram account not used on website.

In 2022, I became increasingly concerned about the privacy of my website users. As a website owner, I wanted to know how many impressions my websites were serving, which pages were being viewed right now, and which pages were most popular. However, I...

I previously worked at Netflix, Meta & startups as a lead & founding designer, so design was an obvious choice for me.

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How did you find your first customers?

We found our first customer through a tweet about a discussion for an idea that syncs bookmarks to Notion. Though we didn't have that feature built at the time, we were really excited to try it out. So we just shared our product under replies and...

Through blogging and SEO primarily. I had a coding blog that I had started about a year before I published the first course on Boot.dev. I simply added some CTAs to the blog and started to get a small trickle of traffic.

Healthchecks initially had no paid plans. The free users came from social media mentions, word of mouth. I posted on Twitter, Reddit, HN. I started a development blog on Medium. Botched a Product Hunt launch. Answered some StackOverflow and Quora que...

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How are you finding your customers today?

Today we are working with several marketing channels like Twitter, IndieHackers, Facebook, Instagram and others. Many of those customers are coming through Twitter and IndieHackers. Now, we're working on expanding our channels to SEO.

Unfortunately I haven't had time to focus on marketing since the launch, but I'm planning on picking it back up soon.

I mainly record my own videos and keep collecting traffic off the old videos posted by others. I also passively explore other growth vectors (like Microfounder!)

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What's your advice for other microfounders who want to get started?

1. Do something nobody else is doing. don't try to do something that has an obvious direct competitor. it can be a remix of other things though—ultimately all creative works are remixes or mashups. 2. Charge all your users, always and from the begin...

Plan less and execute more. I see a lot of people who do a lot of planning but never get their idea into production.

Don't over-think or over-engineer things. Ship the MVP asap and build in the tech stack you know best 🚀

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