On November 23, 2015, my co-founder Marc and I launched Snappa. Five months later we hit $10k in MRR and continued growing at a healthy rate for a small bootstrapped SaaS business.
Although I’ve talked about it on various podcasts and incorporated it into some of my talks, I’ve never documented the entire launch process in a blog post.
This is something I’ve been wanting to write for several years and I hope you’ll find it useful no matter where you are along your journey. [continue reading…]
Unlike many people who become entrepreneurs, I never considered myself entrepreneurial growing up. Apart from my DJ gigs, I was just a normal kid following a typical life script.
I ended up graduating from university with a commerce degree and started working in the government as a financial analyst. At that point, I thought I had the rest of my life figured out. I’d work my way up the corporate ladder, make decent money, and retire with a good pension.
Of course, things didn’t play out that way… [continue reading…]
In March of 2015, my co-founder Marc started writing the first few lines of code for Snappa. And in order to start collecting email addresses, we needed to throw up a landing page.
Since Snappa.com was taken, we registered Snappa.io. I mean, all the hip new startups were using .io right?
Nearly two years later, we ended up purchasing Snappa.com for $40,000 USD. [continue reading…]
Since launching BootstrapBay in April 2014, we’ve managed to sell over 10,000 themes and generate over $150,000 in revenue. We also grew our blog traffic to 350,000+ monthly page views.
Although we’ve moved on from the business to work on Snappa, it enabled me to take a year off from my day job and eventually go all-in on entrepreneurship. [continue reading…]