Jon Nastor is lifelong side-hustler, the co-founder of VelocityPage.com, a pain-free webpage building tool for WordPress that’s grown to hundreds of users, and as a side hustle, he hosts the top-rated Hack the Entrepreneur podcast.
His situation is somewhat unique in the software world in that he’s NOT a coder or a programmer.
Instead, he had an idea of what he wanted to build, from his own frustrations, and set out to find a technical partner to make it a reality.
But instead of asking around his personal network, or going to Elance like I might do, Jon reached out to the very top levels of the platform he wanted his software to complement. (WordPress — another “hack” he shares.)
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- Please consider taking a minute to nominate The Side Hustle Show for the 10th Annual Podcast Awards.
- The innovative way Jon approached and partnered with his technical co-founder.
- How he validated his idea without surveying any customers.
- How he was able to get the product built without a huge upfront monetary investment.
- Jon’s take on the value of ideas.
- What you have to bring to the table as the “non-technical” guy or girl.
- My idea for a software product, and the next steps I could take to imitate Jon’s strategy.
- Why Jon swore he’d never build a business without a monthly recurring revenue element, and why he broke that rule with VelocityPage.
- How the team landed their first customers.
- How he plans to spend his marketing energy in 2015.
- Jon’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.
“You shouldn’t create a product before you know exactly how you’re going to sell it.” <– click to tweet!
- Public Coaching Project Details and Application
- WP Curve‘s blog
What do you think? Is there a software product in your future?
Should I give a second thought to “The Um-liminator”? — patent pending :)
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