How did it feel to get your first paying customer?

Akash Hamirwasia
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Curious to know how other makers felt when they got their first paying customer for their new product 🙂

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Alexander Borsuk
Product designer to the core
I had this hyperbolized sense of responsibility. We were launching a grocery delivery service and so we couldn't screw it up. But we screwed up anyway :) But that's another story.
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Akash Hamirwasia
Engineer | Product builder
@alexander_borsuk Oh I see. When I made my first sale, I immediately stated doubting the potential of my product and thinking that it would be an underwhelming experience for the customer!
Alexander Borsuk
Product designer to the core
Akash Hamirwasia
Engineer | Product builder
@alexander_borsuk I think it was the fear of launching something for the first time. It wasn't that I didn't believe in my product. Just that I didn't want the customer to have expected something different than what my product actually did, and feel they made a wrong purchase.
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Alexander Borsuk
Product designer to the core
@akashhamirwasia I see. In any case, it's wildly fascinating, I think once you get your first payment for your product, you won't stop trying to make something successful. Even if you don't succeed on your first try
Vivek Ganesan
Building Notesally.com
@akashhamirwasia This is a fear you and I have in common, I guess :) Can you also share how did you go about getting that first customer? I am trying to get initial users for Notesally and can use your advice. Thanks in advance, Akash :)
Kamila Klavíková
The founder of OrgPad.
I felt excited 🤩! We hadn't introduced pricing yet so it was double surprise. It was a huge motivation booster 💪. After that I worked about three times more intensively.
Akash Hamirwasia
Engineer | Product builder
@klavikova Wow that's amazing! Congratulations for the milestone!
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Kamila Klavíková
The founder of OrgPad.
@akashhamirwasia Thank you 😊.