Today’s guest worked for a year and spent $60,000 on a software business that was generating a monthly loss of $1,500. He was 1 month away from needing to find a job.
He racked his brain for ideas and came up with the idea for WPCurve — a service that gives anyone 24 / 7 access to a WordPress developer for maintenance and small fixes — he did this on a Saturday.
By Tuesday he launched the site using a $40 WP theme and had the service in place.
On Wednesday 3 people signed up.
Within a week he had 10 signups and it was generating more than the previous software business. Within a month it was generating $1,000 with 20 customers and was breaking even.
This past month WPCurve generated $39,710 in revenue.
He is also the author of the Amazon bestselling book The 7-day Startup!
Oh, and he’s Australian, so he may curse a little.
Let’s hack Dan Norris.
What you will learn in this episode:
- There are no skills essential to being successful
- Only compare yourself and your work to the best
- Why nothing is essential to a startup taking off
- Blogging is really important for Dan, but not necessarily for everyone
- Why you need to learn to become referable