Plausible continues growing fast so we're considering to add a new person to the team. Any good advice / blog posts for bootstrappers when looking to hire the first employee?
@markosaric imo, just do the things you'd do when hiring the 100th employee or the 1000th employee.
Tell us who the company you represent are, what the company does, what the employee will be working on, what you expect from the employee, what the employee can expect in return (salary, vacation days, emergency cases etc.).
Imo, it might also be nice to have the vacancy look "natural".
Like, make it look like it was made by an actual human being, not a corporate robot.
@aral thanks! we're now at some 1500+ subscribers per full time employee so definitely no plans to grow too fast/large. this is more like us following up on the demand (with a bit of a delay until it starts hurting) 😀
@markosaric Was actually just making calculations for our upcoming Small Web stuff and that’s basically the numbers we were projecting for sustainability for ourselves :)
@markosaric (I mean, we’re at zero and it hasn’t launched yet but that’s ~ our goal. If we reach that one day, we can stop worrying about whether we’ll be able to pay the rent and maybe even take a holiday one day.) :)
@aral good luck! it's not easy and it's full of challenges but it's fun...
hoping to take a holiday this summer myself but cannot completely disconnect at this stage... someone's got to respond to all the messages at some point 😀
@markosaric depends on what role you are hiring for...getting a competent marketing lead or technical director is completely different than onboarding a niche engineer or specific project manager.
Would recommend reading this bit, on how job-seekers go about it (very specifically for engineers, but the concepts are widely applicable):
(...full disclosure, I am an engineer seeking new employment.)
@sean thanks for sharing! good points and i really like the one about starting with customer support!
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