13 Jan 2014
A short selection of links to kick off this inaugural edition of Bootstrapping IO. Every week we’ll bring you a handful of links that are actually relevant to getting your product business off the ground.
No VCs, no spectacular exits, no nonsense hype, just useful content for people making businesses the new old-fashioned way: one customer at a time.
This week, as we’re still just within reach of New Year, here’s a few 2013 reviews from the owners of successful product businesses.
Patrick McKenzie (@patio11), has been successfully building his product business for a number of years. While the figures for his new(ish) Appointment Reminder product are not included in this round up, it’s still good to see this one man product army share so much information.
Amy Hoy (@amyhoy) has been preaching the gospel of geting yourself a ‘bacon biz’ ever since she started Freckle. It seems to be her life’s mission to help people do the same. Here she breaks down her entire growth history. A treasure trove of steady growth data to a sustaining business!
In the last two years Natahn Barry (@nathanbarry) has gone from wage slave to self-publisher extraordinaire, with three book lauches in 2013. Here’s how his income stacked up.
A beautiful summary of the year’s films from this bootstrapped, film-based social network. No revenue figures, just inspirational design from a little company funded entirely by its users.
Until next time…