This week’s maker story comes from a no-code maker & writer focusing on other no-code acquisitions 👀
Also, she is helping me test a different type of AMA that will hopefully create less friction & encourage more people to get answers to their questions 🤩
(TLDR; visit this link for the AMA: indiehackers.com/post/ama-with-katt-risen-the-brilliant-mind-behind-no-code-exits-f1e7dfcdd2)
Here’s the link to Katt’s No-Code Exits newsletter: nocode-exits.com
And here’s the story behind it:
“Once upon a time…on a sunny summer day in Leuven, Belgium…. I noticed that every tweet about my recent acquisition (of a small side project made with No-Code) went bonkers.
So I followed the pull. In 30 minutes I created a Substack, went for the first best name that popped in my head and chose an icon from a stock website as logo. I announced it on Twitter and 12 hours later I had around 250 subscribers. I quickly published my own story and left on holiday for 2 weeks. When I returned, I had 610 subscribers. Newsletter Market Fit: Check. Now (3 months later) I’m at 2000+ subscribers and have around 800 USD of ad revenue per month.
For my readers, I always feel a bit guilty when I display ads. So I really go the extra mile and try to think outside the box to have ads that add value for my readers (It has been a success because in an audience survey there was someone who only reads the newsletter for the ads ;-)). And this also results in good results for the advertiser and some long-term partnerships with some. So it’s really a win-win.
If I look back now on my journey I would never have thought one thing would lead to another:
- Made small No-Code Side Project
- No-Code Side Project got Acquired
- Stared No-Code Exits because of all the questions I received about it
- It also got an acquisition offer for No-Code Exits (but I said no)
- And now I’m making an mvp to validate an idea also in the No-Code / acquisition space.
So conclusion: don’t wait for this huge idea. Start launching some side projects, learn by doing and listen to your audience/users/readers/… Who knows what I will be doing in 12 months 🙂“
Check out Katt’s tools stack ↓
And just in case you’ve missed it, you can go ask Katt any questions you might have, here.