A miracle happened this morning. I was checking my e-mails - just like I do every morning - and I saw an e-mail from PayPal. At first I thought that it was a notification e-mail saying that I had forgotten to configure something, but it was not. What it said, was that somebody subscribed to our bronze package for $9.90! Yes! We got our first paying customer!
I was so happy, that I had to tell everyone in the startup's open space (at Tech Peaks). If I drank alcohol, I would have immediately drunk a glass of champagne or preferably a beer. As I have made an oath not to drink alcohol this month, I instead drank a coffee with Milan, a friend from Tech Peaks. It was also a great opportunity to talk about our business model and strategies.
The coffee cost one euro, so I've actually spent around half of my part of the income already. Maybe it's almost nothing, but it is the beginning of something. Now we have to focus on adding another zero, to get ten paying customers. The second step will be to get a hundred paying customers and so on.
Sounds easy, doesn't it? I don't know yet how easy it is, but I feel unstoppable now! One thing is for sure, that there is at least one person who felt that our product is worthy of real money. If there is one out there, then there should be more, we just have to find them. I will let you know about our progress, hopefully I will write similar posts quite frequently.