First published
Sep 04, 2020
Format
1 - 1 Interviews
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
118
Average duration
00:15:46

Indie Bites

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

Building a $200k MRR bootstrapped maid software for a price sensitive niche - Amar Ghose, ZenMaid

<p>Amar Ghose is the founder of ZenMaid, a Maid Service software that has just hit $200k MRR. Amar is a seasoned bootstrapped entrepreneur, having started ZenMaid back in 2013. Amar’s story shows the power of sticking with something through the hard times, and having an unsexy niche (aka not selling to other indie hackers) can lead to a phenomenal indie business.</p><p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p><ul><li>00:00 Intro</li><li>02:53 Scaling in the first 2 years</li><li>04:38 Growing an indie business in a price sensitive niche</li><li>06:54 Travelling while indie hacking</li><li>08:12 Losing 40% of revenue in 6 months</li><li>13:23 Hustle Porn - Should indie hackers work harder?</li><li>15:38 Recommendations</li></ul><p><strong>Reccos</strong></p><ul><li>Book: <a href="https://amzn.to/4aezxpt">The Fish That Ate The Whale by Rich Cohen</a></li><li>Podcast: <a href="https://media.exitfive.com/podcast">exitfive by Dave Gerhardt</a></li><li>Indie Hacker: <a href="https://twitter.com/jessethanley">Jesse Hanley</a></li></ul><p><br><strong>My links</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://twitter.com/jmckinven"><strong>Twitter</strong></a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/indiebitespod"><strong>Indie Bites Twitter</strong></a></li><li><a href="https://youtube.com/@indiebites"><strong>Indie Bites YouTube</strong></a></li><li><a href="https://indiebites.com/membership"><strong>Join the membership</strong></a></li><li><a href="https://jamesmckinven.com/"><strong>Personal Website</strong></a></li><li><a href="https://2hourpodcast.com/"><strong>2 Hour Podcast Course</strong></a></li><li><a href="https://podpanda.co/"><strong>PodPanda</strong></a> (hire me to edit your podcast)</li><li><a href="https://indielife.fm/"><strong>This Indie Life Podcast</strong></a></li></ul><p><strong>Sponsor - </strong><a href="https://emailoctopus.com/"><strong>EmailOctopus</strong></a><strong> 🐙</strong></p><p><em>EmailOctopus is an independently owned email marketing platform, built to support other small growing businesses. With a focus on affordability and ease of use, EmailOctopus contains all of the features you need to reach and grow your audience. You can </em><a href="https://emailoctopus.com/"><strong><em>start today</em></strong></a><em>, with their industry leading free plan where you can contact up to 2,500 subscribers without paying a penny.</em></p>
Published May 10, 2024