New site changes
Last week I traveled with my wife to the western part of Ukraine. We've spent four days climbing the mountains, swimming in a pool outdoors, taking hammam, and researching castles in Kam'yanets'-Podil's'kyi. It was a beautiful weekend, but I had already missed you. So, let's get back to work.
This week you'll see what changes we've made to our site, how a first-time seller sold his project and one place where you can read about money-making startups.
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Recently, I was interviewed by the founder of Startups. It's a newsletter that shares valuable information about founders building profitable projects. I read a few similar interviews to mine and was excited, so sharing this with you.
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🎉 Recently sold startup
One more deal is closed successfully. This time the founder was a first-time seller. However, it didn't prevent him from closing the deal with the buyer. Why? Because he asked us many questions, learned a bunch of materials, and prepared the project for sale.
I really love such stories because they inspire more people to act. Words are nothing; only actions show who you are and what's worth. Executing with mistakes is more important than thinking about excuses. So keep learning, building, and experimenting. It's the only way you can make yourself better.
One more thing from me: if you send us a founder who would sell the project on Microns, I'll pay you a $100 bonus for referral. The only requirement is that the transaction should flow through our escrow service. Happy coding!
🧱 Website changes
More interactivity with founders and more clarity for buyers. The how it works section will help sellers showcase their projects and get more buyer requests. Available only for premium members.
Story-based description makes the overview of the project colorful. Buyer has more information upfront and can understand some things behind the project better. It will improve communication between the two sides. Available for everyone.
Competitors field will help buyers to find more opportunities. Included assets will define all things that will be transferred to the buyer after the sale. Plus, sellers will argue the price clearly on the listing page.
The new footer looks more professional, the same as the navigation. We reworked them for clarity and to better surf the site.
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