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Ilya Novohatskyi
Ilya Novohatskyi
Hey guys.
This week was great. We released an essential feature for our buyers. I visited a few interviews and onboarded more serious buyers and sellers on the platform. A lot of enthusiasm from these people motivates me to grow Microns further.
Besides this, I want to introduce you to a new section — questions from our subscribers. Every week we showcase one interesting question from our newsletter readers, and I answer it.
P.S. I recently discovered one cool newsletter about SaaS ideas, so I thought it would be super helpful for our sellers. So here is a link.

Photo by Peter Thomas on Unsplash
Photo by Peter Thomas on Unsplash
👋 Welcome
Welcome to the 26 new people joining this week.
Let me know what you think of your first issue. Replying helps Google realize it’s not spam.
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Now let’s crack on with the newsletter ☕️
🙋‍♀️ Question from subscriber
I’ve founded a few startups, but I’m not a programmer. Have you seen non technical founders buy startups on microns which were software products? How does it usually go? I’m nervous about maintenance and support requests if I can’t alter the code base.
I have interviewed one lawyer who bought a multi-cloud backup micro-SaaS project on Microns and managed to run it himself. The sellers provided all of the needed support for one month for him. Here is a link to this interview.
I suggest you collaborate with the seller for one month of support. This way, you’ll understand how to run the project and can create FAQs for you and your customers. Later you can discuss the hourly rate with the seller if you need further assistance.
Basically, you can either learn how to code or hire the seller for maintenance/support. This way, you can secure your investments and grow the project further. Just put this upfront to the seller, so they know you need help on this.
🤩 Watchlist
Recently we launched our new feature called watchlist. It’ll help buyers to save favorite startups on Microns.
Save all your favorite listings in one place.
Save all your favorite listings in one place.
Our buyers could use this in different ways. For example, you can keep track of your favorite startups or shortlist projects you liked the most to contact later. This feature is available for our premium members only.
😯 Story how I built Microns
Some time ago, I gave an interview to one startup press about how I built and grew Microns to $1k MRR. It was fun to remember everything we did to get to this milestone.
📰 Looking for new owners
  • $4,900 in annual revenue
  • Business model: dropshipping
  • 100 customers
  • Target audience: gardeners
  • Built with Shopify
  • Founded in 2022
🔥 Asking Price: $1,500
  • $1,200 in annual revenue
  • Business model: pay per use
  • 25 customers
  • Target audience: developers and freelancers
  • Built with Flutter, Vue.js, PHP and MySQL
  • Founded in 2021
🔥 Asking Price: $10,000
  • $48,200 in annual revenue
  • Business model: one-time purchase and subscriptions
  • 39,000 installs
  • Target audience: developers and marketers
  • Built with WordPress, PHP, jQuery and Backbone
  • Founded in 2019
🔥 Asking Price: $135,000
💡 Wisdom from subscriber
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Ilya Novohatskyi
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