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How Louis Pereira sold CreatorLink to focus on AudioPen
Hello No-Code friends 👋
In the mean time we received a message from Louis Pereira, that he sold an old No-Code Product via our directory! Louis is the maker of AudioPen, which is a huge success at the moment. Time for an interview 👇
Before we jump in:
Are you looking to acquire a No-Code product yourself?
Here’s what you can expect at our next No-Code Sale event, on 31st May:
Pitches about interesting No-Code products you can acquire immediately
The winner of our first Build To Exit Challenge
Kieran @nocodelife, our first official seller, is coming back to sell another great No-Code product
Over to Louis ⤵
Congrats Louis, both with this sale and the success of AudioPen 🎉
When I listed CreatorLink for sale via No-Code Sale in January, I hadn't even started with AudioPen yet. That feels ages ago, but it’s only been a few months I realise now. It’s a wild ride with AudioPen and I’m embracing it to the fullest. I’m all-in on it now, and I’m excited to see how far I can get with it 🚀
After your Sale event in January I got a lot of inquiries for CreatorLink already. After you re-listed it in May I was eager to get it off my plate now, as I completely want to focus on AudioPen. I would feel bad about just deleting my old builds, so I’m happy someone else wants to look after CreatorLink now and I’m rooting for him to make a success of it 🙂
Your journey with AudioPen is super inspiring. You went from idea to MVP in 30 days with 400+ paying customers, and the numbers keep rising 🚀
Yes, it’s a wild ride 🎢
I try to embrace it to the fullest and give it everything I can.
The journey started half way March, as I was doing some experiments with with GPT-4 and Whisper, to find an idea I could build during the Half Day Build event at the of month. I shared these experiments on Twitter and the one about voice notes clearly was the most popular, so I decided to go for that.
The goal of the Half Day Builds I organize is to go from idea to revenue in just 12 hours, and this played out well for AudioPen 😃 After that I received a lot of positive feedback and more and more users and paid customers came in. That’s why I decided to double down on this to improve the product.
I’m super grateful for all the love I receive from users. When I launched AudioPen on Product Hunt we got to 1st product of the day, and 2nd of the week. I couldn’t have done this without their support 🙏
Amazing! How does this compare to your situation when you started with CreatorLink, the product you sold last week?
I started building CreatorLink in September 2021. Although I’d been dabbling in the NoCode space for a while, I was still in the early phase of learning Bubble back then.
I did built a couple of things already, however, like Read Something Great and Threads By Me. Which led me to the idea for CreatorLink, because I was looking for a way to present my work.
The reason I decided to build this was that I couldn’t really find a good solution around for my personal need. I didn’t really want to build a fully blown personal websites that would be painful to maintain, but on the other hand the simple link-in-bio tools stripped out too much context from each link. So I was looking for something in the middle, and figured that would be interesting for other creators too.
How did it go after the launch?
When I shared the product I got a lot of positive feedback. Receiving all those likes, comments, and a lot of DM’s was really encouraging. Pre-registrations went also well, but eventually I think the product just didn't solve enough of a pain point for enough people to pay for it. I got a few users, but that was about it.
But at least I could use it for myself, whenever I built something new as part of the Half Day Build events I started a few months later 🙂
Now someone else is taking CreatorLink over from you, do you have any recommendations?
He’s working on a course and wants to incorporate this to showcase the work of his students. I think that’s a smart move. As an add-on, I believe it will add value for the students whereas at the same time it will be a great showcase of the outcome of the course.
Alternatively, I think the product could work as a standalone product if you target a really specific type of creator. Niche it down.
I’m curious where the product will be in a year and I’m rooting for the new owner 🙌
Thanks for sharing. What’s next on your own roadmap?
I’m completely focusing on AudioPen, adding a ton of new features to the product to make it the fastest way to convert messy thoughts into clear text.
I receive a lot of interesting suggestions from users, and it’s a lot of fun to work on those and keep improving the product.
Sounds great, good luck! 🚀
See you on Wednesday at the No-Code Sale 👋
Thanks for reading, and hope to see you on Wednesday 😃
(31st May, 7 pm London time)
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