How much funding did you take? $0
What's your marketing budget then? $0
You must have a great sales strategy? We don't do sales
You must use tons of sneaky website elements to trick people? None
You can grow without being annoying and without supporting the adtech.
Great philosophy. Reminds me of https://scattered-thoughts.net/writing/small-tech/
Where would the post be if recruiting ever came to your mind? :)
@tleb starting a startup is definitely harder and more risky than joining a big company but if you can make it, it is definitely worth it too.
not at the stage yet to think about recruiting but if the growth continues, we'll for sure consider how to proceed
@markosaric I don't think it is fair to claim your marketing budget is 0, as you do a great job of marketing Plausible :-) Your time is valuable!
Still, you are absolutely right that organic growth is what everyone should consider! Don't believe all the stories that you need VC or angels, you need a great product and (the freedom/budget to) give it some time.
@edgaras thanks! we published a blog post that went well! see the story about the post here: https://plausible.io/blog/blog-post-changed-my-startup
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