Day #19 Vlas: The Dedicated Developer Behind Superly’s Success

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Today marks day 19 of building superReply and things are really starting to come together. I’m extremely excited about everything that’s been happening lately and I know I need to hold onto this feeling. Days like today are special and I want to make sure to fully enjoy them.

I woke up to a great surprise – one of my Facebook posts had been approved by a group called Startup for Startups, an Israeli group managed by the company monday.com.

I received so many messages and even got a text from Etgar, a mentor at Techstars, saying that he was really excited about my product. We ended up talking for hours and he gave me some valuable tips about how to turn my product into a profitable business rather than just a fleeting hype.

 

One idea I had was to target the untapped market of freelancers who work globally, such as those on Upwork and Fiber. I thought about targeting the Latin American market in particular, as these freelancers may still be working in English but could use a tool to help them feel more confident. In the future, I also plan to have integrations with Upwork, Fiverr, and Outlook.

@superreply Thank you so much @Austin Baltes for sharing your experience using #superReply ❤️ #productivity #PepsiApplePieChallenge ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

Something else that happened today was seeing Elon Musk retweet one of my competitors who has a product that isn’t ready yet. It’s exciting to see that this is going public and it puts my product type in the spotlight.

I also had a great conversation with Yohai Sitbon who runs a huge AI community and he offered to help me with connections and introductions to interesting people.
He even mentioned that he has the support of Microsoft Israel for his community.

I spent most of the day working on my pitch deck to send to potential angel investors. I’m seeking funding to take advantage of the current market momentum and capture the untapped market of freelancers and creators that English is not their first language and who need help with their text communication confidence.

Working on the pitch deck has also been a valuable exercise in shaping the value and messaging of my product. It’s helped me understand my beachhead strategy and who my potential customers are.

One idea I’m considering is offering G-Suite users an unlimited plan for 60 days. This will allow me to get them comfortable with Superly and potentially monetize them by charging per seat later on.

While I’m not focusing too much on the B2C market, I know that in order to build a successful and profitable company from Superly, I need to target the B2B market and companies who will be willing to pay more for a better online transaction experience.

superReply Pitch Deck - in progress

Today has been filled with support and encouragement as my friends and others have been retweeting my first tweet showcasing Superly in action. It’s been a great boost of motivation to see all of this support.

I also want to give a shoutout to Vlas my developer, who has been working tirelessly to make sure Superly is a success. He’s implementing all the widgets and features and has been professional and diligent in his work.

Vlas - I'm grateful to have him on the team.
Vlas – I’m grateful to have him on the team.

The next few days will be exciting as we prepare to launch Superly in the Chrome extension store, making it available worldwide for anyone looking to easily reply to emails without having to think about what to say, especially for those for whom English is a second language.

Thank you for following along on my journey. Please help spread the word about Superly and let’s make it a success together.

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