[SaaS Club] Bootstrapped to $1.5M+ ARR

Hey, this is Omer...

Here's the latest SaaS Club update...

Do you want to get more traffic from search engines? The Ahrefs Webmaster Tools (AWT) help you monitor your SEO health, know your backlinks and see keywords that bring you traffic. Get your free account (no credit card needed).

🎧 Podcast
We just published the latest episode of The SaaS Podcast:

285: Paperform: How a Developer Bootstrapped a SaaS to $1.5M+ ARR

Dean McPherson is the co-founder of Paperform. In 2016, he spotted a gap in the market and decided to build a product.

But he quickly learned that if you "build it, they WON'T come".

He did a Betalist launch without much success.

He did an AppSumo launch and got sales. But they were all lifetime licenses so he still had $0 recurring revenue.

So he basically ran Paperform as a lifestyle business for the next two years.

But eventually, he realized that if he wanted to grow...

- He had to think about it differently
- Start hiring a team, and
- Get serious about marketing

All of that was new to him.

Today, his company does $1.5M annual recurring revenue

And it's bootstrapped.

But it took a lot more work than it sounds.

And we unpack it all in this interview...


Listen to the full interview here


 
 

📕 Book of the Week
This weeks' recommendation is: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.


😍 Let's Get Social
Want to get more social? Follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn.

-- Omer

Need help getting to your first $10K of revenue faster? Signup to get notified when we launch our next 12-week boot camp.



























Older messages

[SaaS Club] Hard Lessons on Finding Product Market Fit

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Hey, this is Omer... Here's the latest SaaS Club update... Before I get into that....enrollment for SaaS Club Plus is opening soon. If you don't know, Plus is our membership community for early

[SaaS Club] Building a Slow Burn SaaS Business

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Hey, this is Omer... Here's the latest SaaS Club update... Before I get into that....enrollment for SaaS Club Plus is opening soon. If you don't know, Plus is our membership community for early

[SaaS Club] Bootstrapping vs Well-Funded Competitors

Friday, March 26, 2021

Hey, this is Omer... Here's the latest SaaS Club update... Before I get into that....enrollment for SaaS Club Plus is opening soon. If you don't know, Plus is our membership community for early

[SaaS Club] From Zero to $10 Million ARR

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Hey, this is Omer... Here's the latest SaaS Club update... Before I get into that....enrollment for SaaS Club Plus is opening soon. If you don't know, Plus is our membership community for early

[SaaS Club] From MVP to 7000 Customers

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Hey, this is Omer... Here's the latest SaaS Club update... Before I get into that....enrollment for SaaS Club Plus is opening soon. If you don't know, Plus is our membership community for early

Credit Suisse breaks with SoftBank, a psychedelics startup soars, and an instant cure for hiccups

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The news you need to know June 18, 2021 Hope you have a great weekend, everyone. Happy Juneteenth! Also wishing many of you a most excellent Father's Day.:) Top News High hopes for Johnson &

10words: Top picks from this week

Friday, June 18, 2021

Do you want to reach 1500+ developers, designers, investors, and entrepreneurs & support 10words? Check out our new sponsorship options. 10words.io Discover new apps and startups in 10 words or

Top pinning tips from the Pinterest team [Join us!] 📌

Friday, June 18, 2021

We're teaming up with Pinterest for a free webinar session to give you every tool, tip, and trick you need to use Pinterest successfully in your social media strategy. Happy Friday! ☕️ We're

Paperless, OpenSales, BeeNvoice, BreakCode, Makerstaff, and more

Friday, June 18, 2021

Connecting makers with companies that are hiring BetaList BetaList Daily Makerstaff Connecting makers with companies that are hiring Prestavi An easier way for people to follow a business process and

Today's Digest: 6 New Android 12 Features Coming to All Smartphones

Friday, June 18, 2021

Your Indie Hackers community digest for June 18th ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

🧠Case Study #94 - how an app got valued at $135M a week after launch

Friday, June 18, 2021

If you are just now finding out about Kickstart Side Hustle, you can subscribe here If you enjoy this newsletter, please forward this email to your friends! 🙏 Hello there! Remember the TBH app? And how

How 4 European Startups Acquired Their First 1000 Users

Friday, June 18, 2021

Monzo, Transferwise, Skype & Spotify ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Bootstrapped Founder #89: Selfish vs. Selfless: Self-Promotion in Communities

Friday, June 18, 2021

​ The Bootstrapped Founder Logo ​ ​ Dear founder, I used to think all self-promotion was wrong — at all times. Being raised in Germany, I developed a severe case of tall poppy syndrome — the phenomenon

When team members quit, with Ed and Steve

Friday, June 18, 2021

This week's episode of the Bootstrapped podcast is ready for you. Hi Bootstrappers, After taking a break for a few weeks, I'm back on the podcast! Recently one of my team members got an awesome

Roots and Branches: Centralization and the Role of Software Startups

Friday, June 18, 2021

Is it not the loftiness of thy vineyard—have not the branches thereof overcome the roots which are good? And because the branches have overcome the roots thereof, behold they grew faster than the