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Hi, I'm Manuel and I run a dating site for swingers


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Hi! I’m Manuel. I’m originally from Barcelona, although I’m slow travelling at the moment (currently in Bali).

On 2009 I quit my job to focus on onSwingers.com, a dating site for swingers in Spain, which went on to become a pretty good lifestyle business. On 2012 my co-founders and I had a falling out and we split up. They kept that business and I launched a similar site focusing on the Latin American market instead: SwingLiving.com. Raised a small amount from friends but still consider the business to be bootstrapped as we don’t plan on raising any more money and are quite frugal with our expenses.

I have a technical background and developed the site myself from scratch.

In order to keep my sanity I also have other side projects, some of them with co-founders, including:

  1. eneTracker.com: an energy tracking and efficiency product and service for Spanish medium and large businesses. I run this with my cousin and his partner.
  2. MyNewCity.co: a concierge service for people visiting or moving to Barcelona to help them with any questions they may have. I run this with my wife.
  3. MovieWishlist.com & CofounderAgreement.com: both still in prototype stage, feedback appreciated, probably will finish them in the next 2-3 months. Not enough time!

My business goals for 2014 are:

  1. $200K revenue for SwingLiving and launch in two new countries
  2. Fully finish and generate a few thousand in revenue for both MovieWishlist and CofounderAgreement
  3. Launch another business I’m working on and make a few thousand in revenue
  4. Get better at marketing and growing completely new products/businesses
  5. Blog once a week, no matter what, at manuelflara.com

I’m glad to have found this community and will happily answer any questions you may have :slight_smile:


#2

Great niche :slight_smile: Welcome aboard!