I’m Nico, founder of Talknotes. I learned to code last year and since then I shipped 17 apps and sold one for $65,000.
I launched Talknotes on ProductHunt in early October. I have a good community on Twitter and I launched during the weekend so I ended up being first. I didn’t use a hunter or anything, I don’t really see the point.
From my experience, there are 2 ways to get featured on ProductHunt. Having a big community that will support you, OR have a very innovative product people will naturally upvote. It’s going to be hard to get in the top 5 if you don’t have any of the 2 honestly.
For Talknotes, I hope to be able to grow it to $5000 MRR by next August, which would be a great goal. It will also give me a good case study for my next products, that will focus on marketing.
My current personal goal in general is to make enough to leave Bali and go back to Mexico, I really love the place but it’s pretty expensive if you want to live in the nice areas.
How many apps have you made in the span of a year?
I’ve made Make Logo AI and 17 other apps in the span of a year.
Can you tell us about your backstory?
I started with entrepreneurship right after high school.
I initially started college but found it boring, so I decided to start my own company.
I began with marketing and got a lot of freelance work, which allowed me to make a good amount of money.
However, about a year ago, I lost my main source of income, so I decided to learn how to code in order to have full control over the process. That’s how I got started with software development.
How did you come up with the idea for Make Logo AI?
The idea for Make Logo AI was somewhat random.
I wanted to create a logo for my company and apps, and then I thought it would be interesting to turn it into an app using AI technology.
Can you explain the process of launching make logo AI?
I created a minimum viable product (MVP) for Make Logo AI in just 48 hours. I posted everything on Twitter and generated some hype.
Then, I launched it on Product Hunt and enabled sales. That’s how I initially launched the app and started getting new customers.
What tools do you use?
I primarily use Milanote, which is a great app that allows me to do everything I need. Other than that, I don’t have any specific apps that I rely on.
Of course, I use tools like JLPT for coding, but nothing particularly fancy.
What strategies have worked for you in acquiring new customers?
When I first launched make logo AI, it was a brand new concept, so I didn’t really try any specific strategies. However, I generated a lot of revenue from it.
As for TalkNotes, I started in August and mainly relied on organic growth, along with a bit of SEO and advertising. I’m constantly trying different strategies to see what works best.
What advice do you have for entrepreneurs who want to get started?
It’s hard to give specific advice because the entrepreneurial landscape is always changing. However, I would say it’s important to develop a valuable skill and understand market dynamics.
Find where you can leverage your skills and knowledge. In my case, coming from a marketing background gave me an advantage in software development because I knew I could out-market many other founders.
Continuous learning is crucial, and while technical skills are important, marketing skills are even more essential. Focus on becoming proficient in copywriting, distribution, and overall marketing strategies.
These are the main tips I would give to aspiring entrepreneurs.
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