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Ilya Novohatskyi

Founder, Microns.io

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Building a Micro-Acquisitions Marketplace Making $22k/Year

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi Ilya!ย Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I started my journey in tech as a front-end dev seven years ago. Since then, I have tried stuff like back-end development, design, management, and blogging. These activities helped me start my first business (a front-end agency) when I was fired from my job in 2019.

๐Ÿง What are you working on right now?

I'm currently work on Microns, a marketplace, newsletter, and community of online tech entrepreneurs buying and selling micro-startups. We help people to invest in profitable projects for free. It's a complex business because it includes two sides - buyers and sellers.

Overall I spend around 30 hours per week working on this project. However, my biggest motivation is my customers and my team. For these people, I recently rejected a $70k offer from England buyer who wanted to acquire Microns.


๐ŸŽฏ How did you find your first customers?

To get my first newsletter subscribers, I used Twitter and Indie Hackers. It wasn't hard because you immediately get support when you start engaging with others and sharing what you're doing.

๐Ÿš€ How are you finding customers today?

Sponsoring other founders and creators. Sharing interesting stories from our sellers and buyers. Building things that our customers are asking for and just doing a great job which results in WOM.

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