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Starting & Sustaining


#1

I’ve finally finished Starting & Sustaining, and it’s live for the whole world. The site does a much better job explaining than I could in a comment, but if you’re interested in building, launching, and sustaining a web application, it’s series of tools to help make that process more approachable by sharing my mistakes and lessons learned from eight years running, and ultimately selling, Sifter.


#2

Congrats Garrett!

I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to get a SaaS app off the ground. I read the first version in its entirety before starting Feature Upvote. I believe the book’s advice was instrumental in helping me reach a sustainable level so quickly.

Garrett writes well, and the book has plenty of practical tips.


#3

Thanks, Steve. Hearing that it helped actually pull it off and succeed is beyond thrilling. We should chat about featuring Feature Upvote and your story in an upcoming newsletter. (And/or the podcast.)


#4

It’d be my pleasure.


#5

@garrettdimon Thanks for putting this online. It is a great perspective and helps a lot in evaluating the next steps to take.


#6

+1 to @SteveMcLeod’s recommendation. I was first introduced to Garrett’s writing via blog posts that became the source of the book. The posts are pure, refined gold. I haven’t had a chance to get the second edition yet, but if it’s BETTER than the first, then we’re talking platinum or rhodium at this point for precious metal analogies. :slight_smile: