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How to Make $260k in Six Hours
Builders Weekly | 4/21/2023
👋 Hey, I’m Ben! I write weekly about how to grow products and companies. I go deep on growth strategies, how to build products users love, and what actionable lessons can be learned from what best-in-class companies are doing and industry experts are saying.
Happy Friday everyone!
TGIF! We made it!
What I’ve got for you this week:
How to make $260k in six hours
Emerging Technologies & Trends
Growth Tactics & Retention Strategies
Let’s get into it!
📈 Growth Tactics & Retention Strategies
This week, I listened (for the third time) to Lenny Rachitsky's podcast episode where he interviews Julian Shapiro. Every time I listen to it, I get more ideas on how I can apply the concepts discussed to WHOOP and my own side projects.This episode is packed with value and I highly recommend checking it out.
💾 Emerging Technologies and Trends
Gartner recently published their 2023 emerging technologies and trends impact radar. I personally love these reports; it’s exciting to see what is at the cutting edge. It’s also a good exercise to look at the technologies listed here and think about how they could impact your product if they come to fruition in the timeframe outlined by Gartner. What are you most excited for?
💰How to make $260k in six hours
French Guy Cooking, a youtuber with 2 million subscribers, launched a $350 sauce pan this past week and it sold out in six hours. 750 units, six hours. At $350 per pan. More than $260k in six hours. Another point for why distribution wins! If interested, here is the YouTube video where he announced the pan.
👀Bonus! Why a startup gave up $3k of MRR to pivot
This past week I’ve been chatting with Mac Martine, author of the SaaS Bootstrapper, and I wanted to share his newsletter with you all. He writes about bootstrapping SaaS business which is a topic that I’m particularly interested in and I know many of you are as well. I’ve written here about pivoting before and Mac recently wrote an article that embodies that topic - check it out!
That’s all I’ve got for you this week, see you soon!
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