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📥 How A $5200 MRR Google Add-on Got Its First Sales (Short Form)

Learn the exact growth strategies Notion2Sheets and other projects used to get their first few sales and beyond

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Every week I share profitable startups early growth strategies that worked and what they struggled with when getting their first sales.

Startups First Sales 💰

Here’s how this weeks bootstrapped startups & side projects got their first sales 👇

Boilerplate manages repetitive documentation requests in organized portals with amazing tracking capability. Featuring e-signatures, digital forms, file requests, reminders, and detailed, real-time tracking.

Boilerplate Home Page

Project Launched: 2019
MRR: $5000 MRR (Updated 12th Of July 2023)

How Boilerplate Got Its First Sales‍:

“Hand holding to ensure they're successful. Think of trying to get someone to ski for the first time. Are they more likely to succeed if you drop them in the parking lot with a big pile of gear, or get them dressed and take them to the top of the bunny slope? “

What Boilerplate Struggled With:

“Lacking basic functionality that our early competitors already had (e-signatures), and then deciding to built it ourselves (which took years) rather than implementing an off-the-shelf solution that could've been live in days.”

Notion2Sheets is a Google Workspace Add On that integrates Notion with Google Sheets in different ways. It allows you to sync your databases with Sheets, send data from Sheets to Notion in various ways and more.

Notion2Sheets Home Page

Project Launched: 2021
MRR: $5200 MRR (Updated 12th Of July 2023)

‍How Notion2Sheets Got Its First Sales‍:

“My first strategy was all about social media, publishing in Facebook groups related to Notion, in the Notion subreddit, Telegram groups and Twitter. That gave the first boost to the product while the SEO strategy was taking off “

What Notion2Sheets Struggled With:

“I tried Reddit ads but it failed miserably, the tools available to track and measure were not good at the time but maybe they improved now.”

3.) Lynktrade 

LynkTrade Home Page



Launched: 8th of July 2023
MRR: $35 MRR (Updated 12th Of July 2023)

‍How LynkTrade Got Its First Sales‍:

“I posted on Nextdoor that I do web development. Then, the customer reached out to me. We met. I showed her the product. She liked it and paid. Door to door SaaS 😂?”

What LynkTrade Struggled With:‍

“I'd say at this early stage, the struggle is how to boost SEO and getting some brand awareness out there.”

4.) Dopplio 

Dopplio lets you personalize the spoken words + backgrounds of a video forever via AI-generated videos, so you can reach more prospects with less effort.

Dopplio Home Page

Launched: January 2023
MRR: $1500 MRR (Updated 12th Of July 2023)

‍How Dopplio Got Its First Sales‍:

“First sales came from our network of recruiting business owners (We previously ran a healthcare recruiting agency that recently got acquired.)”

What Dopplio Struggled With:

“UI was a tough problem, learning that any ambiguity would lead to confused/angry users -- we had to make it dead simple to use (which we're still working on)”

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