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NOTABLE! 0 to 10M Users: The Story of Jotform (Value Bomb!)

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If you have the time, I recommend reading the story of Jotform in the founder's 20-part series here: From 0 to 10M Users with $0 Funding

Inspiring to say the least, as well as a good reminder on what should be prioritized and what is irrelevant. Many gems being dropped.

FYI if you liked this find, there's plenty more I release every Monday in my newsletter....just sayin'
 

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If you have the time, I recommend reading the story of Jotform in the founder's 20-part series here: From 0 to 10M Users with $0 Funding

Inspiring to say the least, as well as a good reminder on what should be prioritized and what is irrelevant. Many gems being dropped.
Holy smoke. That’s a whole book put onto a website, and formatted exceedingly well.

I bet that gets shared all over the place. And I bet people would buy it as a book even though it’s free online.

Some screenshots:

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Thank you for sharing. Have learned quite a few lessons already.
 

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This is awesome
 

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That is INSANE value. They know their market, too, since a lot of Jotform users are using it to test a MVP.

First off: I only heard of Jotform in 2019. I had no idea it was started in 2006. By the time I heard of it, it was popular. Some "overnight success". Lol

It echoes a lot of what MJ himself says in his book. There is nothing wrong with continuing to work your job or your contracts while you build a business, and it's okay to do it for years if necessary.

"I would have spent at least six months learning how to find and pitch investors. Instead, I used that time to refine the product and spread the word." - wow!

@Kak - you've often talked about bootstrapping as something to be avoided if possible (I know it's more complicated than that), interested to see your take on this.
 

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That is INSANE value. They know their market, too, since a lot of Jotform users are using it to test a MVP.

First off: I only heard of Jotform in 2019. I had no idea it was started in 2006. By the time I heard of it, it was popular. Some "overnight success". Lol

It echoes a lot of what MJ himself says in his book. There is nothing wrong with continuing to work your job or your contracts while you build a business, and it's okay to do it for years if necessary.

"I would have spent at least six months learning how to find and pitch investors. Instead, I used that time to refine the product and spread the word." - wow!

@Kak - you've often talked about bootstrapping as something to be avoided if possible (I know it's more complicated than that), interested to see your take on this.

Incredible value bomb, closely reflects a lot of things I've been preaching for over a decade, including that stupid "follow your passion" trope.
 

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I've only read the first two chapters and there are a lot of Fastlane ideas present.

Yea, reads like a Fastlane case study, from value skewing to product enhancement to being profitable very quickly. And it was all done without selling your soul to investors.
 

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Is there an accompanying paperback or audible?
 

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Jason Fried sees his company, Basecamp, as “a product we make for ourselves that we sell to other people.”
Love this
 

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