Hey there fellow bootstrappers. I’m a serial entrepreneur from Seattle… in the past I have built products/sites that other people would like/use, but this time I decided to build something that I wanted/needed… This is the most fun I have had in a start up, building something I’m actually using myself Go figure, right?
I have been working on an online appointment scheduling software for the last 3 years. Its called Bookafy.com… We spent about 1.5 Years in development… Started planning in September 2013 and launched in March of 2015 (with a terrible product in hind site). In the last 18 months we have improved the product dramatically… Suffice to say, that product is quite good now and competes with all of the big boys. Part of me wishes that we were more “ready” and had more features when we launched (and less bugs), but we learned a ton from launching early.
Starting to kick a little butt, getting some big customers and a ton of small ones. Always wishing I had a few bucks more to throw at marketing, but thankful I don’t have to answer to a VC.
We are getting all of our customers now through CPC (About 50%) and the rest from our customer’s customers wanting to do the same for their own business. Pretty fun!
Happy to be part of the group and I look forward to learning from you all!