Bootstrapping two $3k MRR projects, selling one for $55k - Andy Cloke, Data Fetcher

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Andy Cloke is the founder of Data Fetcher, a platform for running API requests in Airtable, which is currently doing around $3k MRR. Andy has started many projects in the past, his most recent one, Influence Grid, was sold for $55k back in mid-2020, having only started it 7 months before. In this episode we talk about his framework for finding trending ideas, building a product and being successful with marketing as a developer. We also talk about the process of selling your product and how to make that go smoothly.

What we covered

  • Andy's background
  • Kabooshi
  • Why Andy started Influence Grid
  • How to leverage Exploding Topics to find trending ideas
  • Getting validation for your idea
  • Using cold outreach to grow a platform
    • Rocket Reach
  • Doing SEO from the start
  • How he grew Influence Grid to $3k MRR
  • Why decide to sell Influence Grid?
  • Should you go through a platform for an acquisition?
  • How to best prepare for a small acquisition
  • What Andy bought himself after selling for $55k
  • What he did after the acquisition
  • The process of finding a new idea
  • Why Andy started Data Fetcher
  • How Data Fetcher has grown to $3k MRR
  • Andy's framework for finding a successful idea
  • How to push through when things aren't going so well

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