So We broke the 100,000 users mark today… and I thought I share some growth lessons —
- Keep things simple at the start. Start off with a MVP (Minimum Viable Product). Too many startups dive head first with all their resources to create a product that the market doesn’t want.
- Forget about VCs. If you can’t grow your users using your current resources, no smart VC would ever be interested. Your time is better off spent figuring things out on your own.
- Here’s my biggest takeaway: Be resourceful and take personal responsibility.
Money isn’t the only leverage. Knowledge and domain expertise is the best ROI and leverage multiplier in the long term.
Too many startups rely on their VCs and mentors for answers… But at the end of the day, you have to STEP UP and figure things out on your own. This means spending time picking up skillsets – copywriting, programming etc. They are time-consuming and even frustrating activites but they pay off in the long term.
If you approach your product/business with this mindset, exponential growth is imminent.