8 Secrets For Starting A Successful Time Tracking App

Want to start your own time tracking app? Here are 8 tips you should know.
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We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a time tracking app:

#1: Drew Haines, founder of HoursLogger:

We chatted with with Drew, founder of HoursLogger ($850/month). In our interview, Drew says:

Start a service-based business first. I know countless entrepreneurs that tried to build a product-based business and could never generate the revenue to get it off the ground. However, if you go service-based (consulting, mowing lawns, painting, etc) you’ll start making money right away and it gives you great business experience.

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#2: Dean A. Logan, founder of Labor Sync:

We chatted with with Dean, founder of Labor Sync ($185K/month). In our interview, Dean says:

We were spending a lot of time and money designing features that it turns out our customers didn’t even use. Now we ASK our customers what THEY want. Our customers are truly the best place to get new feature ideas.

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Talk to people in the industry and see what they did. Take advice, get social, ask around.

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#3: Pavel Cheshev, founder of TIMEFLIP:

We chatted with with Pavel, founder of TIMEFLIP ($40K/month). In our interview, Pavel says:

If you want to change something, take a chance to make it happen. For me, giving it a try and maybe failing is always better than not trying at all.

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#4: Pavel Cheshev, founder of TIMEFLIP:

We chatted with with Pavel, founder of TIMEFLIP ($40K/month). In our interview, Pavel says:

Focusing on too many things is the road to nowhere. Take one most important target (growing number of users, profitability, decreasing production costs, subscriptions, time to market, etc) and metrics for it and run tests to optimize it.

Additionally:

I would recommend having a stress-resistant member of your startup team fully dedicated to customer support from day one. Keeping your early clients/subscribers in a positive mood, involved and supportive is your top priority.

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#5: Stas Moor, founder of Klokki:

We chatted with with Stas, founder of Klokki ($350/month). In our interview, Stas says:

Don’t fall for the hype around starting a “business” — be smart about it, because it’s not going to be easy.

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If you are starting out, then save some money first so you have the “freedom” to not worry about money for a while. Or get a freelance gig to cover the basic expenses.

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