There’s no overnight success, they’ve been at it for 6 years. But yes, there are small early wins which you must strive for.
There’s nothing wrong with acquiring instead of building.
Just make sure the product has demand, and organic traffic.
I’ve seen people acquire products from Twitter, where the founders audience was driving all the traffic, and after the acquisition the traffic died because they stopped tweeting about it. Please DON’T acquire such an asset.
And yes, final lesson - you don’t have to quit your job to build an indie startup 🤷♂️
I had opened it up for membership a few months ago. (I started with quarterly, annual and lifetime plans for private Slack group + Zoom events + Courses and workshops)
Community may not be the best business model for making profits. But it IS the best business model for your happiness 😅
I love running it, and it’s great that members find it valuable as well. (Ali called it the best community he’s been a part of)
But I realized one thing - members get more value the longer they stay in the community.
More time = Compounding Value.
With this insight, the quarterly plan doesn’t make sense to me. I can give each member the most value if they stay inside for at least a year.
So I’m making a big change next week.
I’m taking down the quarterly membership.
So if you’ve been on the fence, this is a good time to make a decision.
For 1 week more (last date 2nd September) You can grab the quarterly pass and join the community for 3 months.
You can get a taste of the community for a quarter and then decide if you want to upgrade to the higher plans or not.
After next week, you will only have 2 options - annual and lifetime.
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