You have to spend some money to make some money right? Well if that’s how it goes, then we probably won’t be making much money this year!
Your products demo is everything, I really can’t stress this enough.
I’ve been building products for public distribution for a couple of years now, and the one common bond that determines how successful (or not) your product will be, is based on it’s demo. So, naturally, this is something that you’d spend as much time and money on as your shoes, and your bed.
It should be updated regularly and really should be running on the hot branch of your product to really ensure things remain backwards compatible. After all, what better way to make sure you won’t break peoples shit?
Simply put, your demo can make or break your product, so it better be damn good.
In our case, I spent several thousand dollars on our yet-to-be-released demo. This doesn’t include the time I spent building it, this only includes the expenses from hosting to the designer, and the actual writer. But you know what? I’m pretty proud of it. It’s a showcase for our product. It shows what can be achieved with a little creativity, and a little elbow grease. Plus, it’s serving as a contest entry into this storytelling contest.
I can think of a lot of things my company could do with that money. Being a bootstrapped startup, we’re utilizing 100% of everything we make right now.
But, you have to wait to see it, because we’re not quite ready to unveil it, yet. The deadline for the contest is Monday, so hoping to have this out by next week.
In the mean time, if you like a good read, head on over to this post and get yourself signed up for the beta.