Here are some real life success stories of starting a notification tool:
1. Sunnah Helper ($12/year)
Mammad (from Baku) started Sunnah Helper about 2 years ago.
From a business point of view, Sunnah Helper uses the AdMob platform for monetization. Users could view ads to use the premium features. Also, there is a one-time premium purchase for unlocking all the premium features and disabling ads.
2. Instatus ($24K/year)
Ali Salah (from Cairo, Egypt) started Instatus over 3 years ago.
Hello, I’m Ali Salah, a 28 y/o maker from Egypt. I’m the creator of Instatus.
I’m currently making ~2K MRR from it. It’s not huge by US standards, but it’s already higher than my 9-5 job in Egypt. It’s been growing around $200-300/mo. You can always follow my progress on instatus.com/open.
3. Fomo ($1.08M/year)
Ryan Kulp (from Austin, TX, USA) started Fomo over 6 years ago.
I’m Ryan Kulp, a marketer and long-time musician turned self-taught developer and micro PE fund manager. I grew up in Atlanta and then lived in NYC and San Francisco for 8 years after finishing school. Throughout this time I worked for a bunch of venture-backed tech startups, learning what to do and more importantly what NOT to do in a founder or management role. I also started and failed a couple of startups, using a mix of personal and “friends and family” funds but losing it all.
Nowadays our revenue is > $1mm annually and last month we were acquired by Relay Commerce.
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