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Microns: New SaaS Apps For Sale ๐Ÿš€ - Issue #5

Ilya Novohatskyi
Ilya Novohatskyi
Hello everyone!
This was a pretty hard week with a lot of work. I think you had the same :)
Agency doing well. Stabilized our revenue flow to $15k MRR. Updated our website with recent projects. I worked on a few of the personally(coding).
For the newsletter, we progressed so far and plan to launch a new landing page early next week. Will announce it on Twitter.
Managed new design and copy for the project I acquired 6 months ago. You will know more below.
Next week I want to prepare a new newsletter web page and create a plan for launching it.
And still building a community with smart, open-minded, and cool founders.

Photo by Mike Kiev on Unsplash
Photo by Mike Kiev on Unsplash
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๐Ÿ’ธ How I bought my first startup
When I planned to make my first acquisition, it was worrying.
The asking price was pretty small, $1k at all. But, I didnโ€™t know what and how to do, you know.
I liked the startup and the person behind it. Hey Craig!
But when you make something the first time and donโ€™t know the founder personally, you lack confidence.
You can see how addon looked before acquisition ๐Ÿ‘‡
When I first saw it from Craig demo
When I first saw it from Craig demo
After researching how to acquire startups, I created questions to ask and rules to follow.
I reached out to the founder and said that interested in buying. We chatted in Gmail and scheduled a call.
We discussed the app itself, how it all started, how we can transfer assets and make a payment.
Agreed on full price, and the deal happened.
After transferring all assets, I figured out that I wasnโ€™t just one buyer. Five buyers scheduled calls and wanted to buy.ย 
Are you wondering why Craig preferred to make a deal with me?
Let me share with you a few insights.
๐Ÿค” Why he chose me?
To be short. I prepared for the call.ย 
Before the call, I did two things.
Created a list with questions to ask and carefully tested the app. All features. All corner cases.ย 
A few bugs appeared. And thatโ€™s was wonderful!ย 
It gave me more things to discuss and better understand the founder.ย 
As a result, he chose me instead of five other buyers.ย 
Because of this high interest and sweet communication.
New design.
New design.
Right now, the addon evolving, and I plan to launch at the end of the month.ย 
You can check the new design โ˜๏ธย 
All pages will be redesigned, including the landing page.
Summary
After being on the buyer side, I figured out all the issues and problems people meet. And I know how to solve them.ย 
To make a successful acquisition as a buyer, you should be highly interested in the startup.
So prepare before the call, write down questions, test the app, write notes, find bugs, etc.
As a seller, there are also things you should make.ย 
Record a demo video. It shouldnโ€™t be long, but informative. I plan to write a guide about this.
Create FAQ document or seller notes and send to your potential buyers.
And the last, schedule a call and discuss all details. Donโ€™t forget to share your screen!
It will build trust between you and the potential buyer.
๐Ÿ—๏ธ Our progress so far
A few weeks ago Jaisal and I started developing a new landing page for the newsletter.
It is still under development, but I think you can give it a try.
What do you think about it? Let me know.
What do you think about it? Let me know.
And donโ€™t forget about the problem I want to solve with Microns.
Help founders buy and sell from each other with confidence.
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๐Ÿ’ก Wisdom from subscriber
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Ilya Novohatskyi
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