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Dan Norris, WP Curve

How I got my first 3 customers and the steps for you to do the same.

Dan Norris

WP Curve

I worked for a year and blew $60,000 on a software business that was generating a monthly loss of $1,500. I was 1 month away from needing to find a job.

I racked my brain for ideas and came up with the idea for http://wpcurve.com (24 / 7 access to a Wordpress developer for maintenance and small fixes) on a Saturday. By Tuesday I launched the site using a $40 theme and had the service in place (I had a live chat app on my phone that I would keep with me 24 / 7).

On Wednesday I posted a special offer to a private forum I'm in. This was the same place that had almost universally told me it was a bad idea a few days earlier. 3 people signed up.

Within a week I had 10 signups and it was generating more than the software business. Within a month it was generating $1,000 with 20 customers and breaking even.

The Tip

To whet your beak

Don't listen to what people say. Get something up as quickly as you can, put a buy now button on it, and watch what they do.

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