Startup Costs

How much does it cost to run a startup?

#2 Product of the WeekOctober 01, 2018

Popular SaaS companies often talk about their monthly recurring revenue, but what about their monthly running costs?

  • Stefan Smiljkovic
    Stefan SmiljkovicPlaying with

    Nice UI, and useful resource of startups, side projects giving insight of the tools they use and expense they have.


    Having issue while trying to submit startup, once you go preview mode, there is no way to go back anymore and finish submission.

    The experience and usage is overall good.

    There are at least two things to be improved:

    - I tried to submit my latest startup UX Store, and when in preview mode there is no way to go back and finish submission. That should be fixed.

    - Add option for users to submit/add new product/expense which you don't have in your list.

    Stefan Smiljkovic has used this product for one week.
  • Noah Prail
    Noah PrailFounder of Filiosoft

    Easy to use. Great UI & UX!


    None that I can think of!

    Startup Costs has been an amazing to tool for increasing our transparency as a company!

    Noah Prail has used this product for one month.
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eelcoMaker@eelcojellema · || and much more
Hello PH! 👋 About a month ago I was talking to some fellow-makers about their monthly running costs. How much was it? What products do they use? Being fairly open about some metrics of my business, I was surprised to see many do not share their monthly running costs. I do find it's an interesting metric, after all: running a modern internet company often relies on other online companies. Also: how much is left after paying most bills? After getting some positive feedback from others, I decided to spend part of my weekend getting something decent out the door. 🚀 The feedback after I shared this basic version on various places was really positive. Makers and founders alike were excited to browse through the listings and to sshare their monthly running costs too: “I enjoy using it to keep track of the various services I use” and “I discovered product X through Startup Costs”. 😍 Since that first version, the feature-set has mostly stayed the same. The biggest addition since is the “product directory”. This is a categorised overview of products currently in use by startups and is ordered by popularity. It's built MVP-style, so expect more features to be added. 💪 I keep a simple roadmap on the site. New features include one-time costs, different intervals (quarterly, annual) and more. These and others will be part of the “pro features” I am working on. Monthly running costs featured in the images are from Muna, Blurt by @corey_gwin and Krit by @AndrewAskins. Thanks to all founders, makers and others already added their running costs. It's been inspiring and refreshing to see. ♥️🙏 If you have any questions or ideas, let me know. Any maker that's on Product Hunt you want to see on Startup Costs? Tag them in the comments! 🛎 And if you are brave, you can add your monthly running costs too. ✌️
Alyssa X
Alyssa X@alyssaxuu · Entrepreneur, designer & Noon founder 💃🏻
@corey_gwin @andrewaskins @eelcojellema Oh wow, I absolutely ❤️ this product! Very useful, specially as a maker ^^
eelcoMaker@eelcojellema · || and much more
@corey_gwin @andrewaskins @tcodinat Thanks! Toni! Appreciated! 🙌
Jorge Santos
Jorge Santos@jestrelasantos · CEO Itbpro
Good job @eelcojellema, very inspiring when we are launching our own side project.
eelcoMaker@eelcojellema · || and much more
@jestrelasantos That's awesome to hear, @jestrelasantos 🙌 looking forward to see your Startup listed on Startup Costs too! 😸
Roman Arellano
Roman Arellano@romanarellano · Founder of Accounting Hunt
Are these just operational costs? How about payroll costs? Paying freelancers or employees. Are they included too?
eelcoMaker@eelcojellema · || and much more
@romanarellano operation only for now. I want to have/allow salaries etc too, but have a clear distinction between the two. Need to figure that out on both UI and backend front first. Thanks for asking. 👍
eelcoMaker@eelcojellema · || and much more
@romanarellano happy to share that startups can now share payroll, rent, etc now too! ✨
Corey Gwin
Corey Gwin@corey_gwin · I make stuff. 👨🏻‍💻☕️ Building
I really dig Startup Costs! Slick looking and, as @eelcojellema mentioned, has been a great way for me to keep track of all my expenses for Blurt. Wondering if it'd be cool to have another view by product—see all the startups using a particular product (similar to UpTools)?
eelcoMaker@eelcojellema · || and much more
@corey_gwin hope to see those costs go higher over time! 🚀 I’ve been working on something that goes the other way already does not (yet?) show startups yet.
Mick@mickc79 · Founder of SongBox.Rocks
Love this, however I found the nav lacking. I couldn't get around very easily. Love it though.
eelcoMaker@eelcojellema · || and much more
@mickc79 “There is no nav”. 🤓 Agreed—what you see is a left-over from the first version, when there weren't any categories nor a product directory. It's on the list to be added soon. Thanks for checking it out! 🙌
eelcoMaker@eelcojellema · || and much more
@mickc79 just to let you know I've improved the navigation a bit yesterday 😃