Sunday Coffee ☕️ #0038

March 7, 2021

Good morning

DelightChat is currently in the most wonderful phase for an early-stage startup.

Users are signing-up, existing users are complaining about bugs or requesting new features, the fragilities in our system are getting exposed, and our product is improving every day.

I love it.

Paul Graham said in his blog post 13 Sentences that talking to users is the most important function of an early-stage startup. Half the points in the post are about talking to users!

The best ideas evolve, and evolution should happen only via real user feedback. To do this effectively, you need a strong customer feedback loop.

This week, I wrote about how we are closing the feedback loop at DelightChat.

👉 Customer Feedback Loop for Early-Stage Startups

Published by DelightChat Tribe

Sankalp wrote an excellent piece: A startup is about managing chaos.

Akash wrote a Book summary of Atomic Habits, James Clear's crazy-popular book about building habits.

I had previously done a podcast with Prashant of AltCampus. We talked Micro-SaaS, becoming a creator and more. Watch it here.

I had a high-energy and fun conversation with Amar Ghose of Zenmaid. We talked Marketing, Life and everything in between. Watch it here.

Interesting links from the Interweb

Build a business, not an audience by @jakobgreenfeld.

How uses Programmatic SEO to generate 13,000 landing pages.

Dhruv Mathur ( wrote a thread on important engineering decisions to drive growth in a startup.

Harry Dry (Marketing Examples) launched an online course. The landing page itself is a masterpiece.

Salesforce crossed $24 BILLION in ARR. On track to reach $50bn in 2026. In other words, targeting 0.5% of Salesforce's market = $unicorn startup.

Jason Fried on what makes a good product - Gravity.

NFTs. NFTs everywhere. Here's an ELI5.

Bootstrapped startup Lemlist said NO to a $30mn investment offer.

Time = Money.

How to make $9,000 per month.

Word of mouth is when you know your brand has made it. Here are some hotly referred Indian D2C brands. I want to bring DelightChat to all of them!

The best definition of the Twitter platform.

3 great qualities to look for in software engineers, especially at early-stage startups. These are some of the most obvious, low-hanging yet rare skills. Work on them, and stand apart from the crowd.

If you're just starting out on Twitter, do this.

Building an audience does not guarantee paying customers. Here's what you should do instead.

Digital Wanderlust

I'd like to sit outside that little house, overlooking the mountain while typing out my weekend blog posts.

Coffee Love

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Ending today's coffee with a quote:

"You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."

- Steve Jobs


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