How a $20 MVP has made me $X0,000
Marc Gayle stashed this in Blog Posts
Marc, I like it! An MVP for making MVPs...
So I bought a theme from Themeforest (roughly $20) and decided to go meta. Make as minimal an MVP as I can, that validates my hypothesis.
I have one call to action button which is a simple 'mailto:' button - that launches your email client. Perfect? No.....but it gets the job done. People that want an MVP built, don't want to have to interact with a fancy system. They just want the quickest and easiest way to get in touch with me. Email is that way.
I worked on the copy, got my portfolio together and just put it together in a day or 2.
Tweeted it, posted on HN, and wrote a guest post on Techcrunch.
I am pleased to announce that it has been validated many times over.
I have gotten multiple projects directly from 5KMVP - at least 1 of which is a multiple of a 5KMVP. It is a multi-phase project that is broken up into manageable chunks.
Will steer people in this dirction: http://5kmvp.com/
Thanks Adam :)