8 Tips For Starting A Successful Web Scraping Api (2022)

8 Tips For Starting A Successful Web Scraping Api (2022)
Start A Web Scraping Api

Want to start your own web scraping API? Here are some tips you should know:

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 web scraping API:

#1: Manthan Koolwal, founder of Scrapingdog:

We chatted with with Manthan, founder of Scrapingdog ($22K/month). In our interview, Manthan says:

If your product is not under customer reach then it doesn’t matter how many features you have. SEO is the key to growing any business.

Additionally:

People should talk about your product and they will only talk about your product if it reduces their pain.

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#2: Oleg, founder of ScrapingAnt:

We chatted with with Oleg, founder of ScrapingAnt ($3K/month). In our interview, Oleg says:

The main idea while doing your business is to find out the “thingy”. It’s a mythical entrepreneurship stack of niche, marketing, and positioning that brings you customers who like your product.

Additionally:

Blind luck wouldn’t allow you to repeat all the learned lessons and start a new successful business again. It’s hard and demotivating sometimes, but it’s the only way to learn something and it’s the only way to do something big while starting from small.

Further:

Experience can’t be bought, and the easiest way to earn money is to find a job, so only practice and dedication matter here.

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#3: Sreejith Sreekumar, founder of WebHarvy:

We chatted with with Sreejith, founder of WebHarvy ($7K/month). In our interview, Sreejith says:

Time is invaluable. It is time that we are converting into money when we effectively use it. So make the best use of your time. Learn to be productive.

Additionally:

It is the usefulness of the product that will bring paying customers. It is the way you treat them that retains them.

Further:

Above all, you will be successful only if you enjoy doing this every minute. Hard work should not feel like hard work but like a lot of fun.

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story
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