Nicholas Tart, one of the founders of AwesomeWeb, a freelance marketplace for people who do and need awesome work. Listen as Nathan and Nick talk about the journey to a viable product, the challenge freelancers face, and why AwesomeWeb is so different compared to Elance or Upwork.
Nicholas Tart is the cofounder and product manager for AwesomeWeb, a professional freelance marketplace for people who do and need awesome work. He's focused on building a perfect SaaS web app that'll help other founders make their sites more awesome.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:01 – Nathan’s introduction
01:18 – Nathan welcomes Nick to the show
01:50 – Nick likes the show because Nathan asks good questions
02:15 – AwesomeWeb is a great bootsrapped website
02:45 – Spend $30K to get from idea to minimum viable product
03:00 – Charge $17-$27 to participate on the business—the only people that pay are the freelancers
04:08 – Walking through the growth of AwesomeWeb
05:37 – More focused on creating a great experience than maxing out revenue
06:07 – AwesomeWeb’s goal is to help freelancers earn $100K per year
07:43 – Processing 36 jobs per month with a worth of $2-5K
08:33 – The long-term goals of AwesomeWeb
08:51 – Finding great clients is insanely difficult as a freelancer
09:39 – Always be willing to sell
09:54 – Attracting new customers
10:00 – Income Diary
Favorite Book? – How to Win Friends and Influence People
What CEO do you follow?— Neal Patel
What is your favorite online tool?— N/A
Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— Yes
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?— Learn how to ask good questions and tell good stories
3 Key Points:
If you’re a freelancer when you find a good client, hold onto them for dear life.
Ask good questions and tell better stories.
Get to a minimum viable product as cheaply as possible.
Edgar – Nathan uses Edgar instead of other scheduling tools for Twitter because Edgar cycles through content over and over (buffer/others you have to re-input content over and over – time consuming). In the last several months, Edgar has driven Nathan over 3728 clicks that he didn’t have to work or pay for.
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How to Win Friends and Influence People – Nick’s favorite book
Neal Patel – The CEO Nick follows
Income Diary – A fantastic blog Nick follows
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