🚪From 0 to acquired in 2 weeks with ChatGPT and No-Code
The No-Code Exit Story of Hazel Lim and Savage Cards
Hello all, Katt here.
Our first Build to Exit challenge is almost coming to an end. Our members spent 6 weeks on building and growing their idea and now they are ready to pitch it to potential buyers. Interested in seeing what they made or in buying a project made with No-Code? Join the No-Code Sale event on 31 May and check out what they are building here.
This week you can read the exit story of Hazel Lim. Learn how:
💪 She went from investor to setting up a personal venture studio
🏗️ She build this idea with her co-founder ChatGPT
🌱 She built, grew and sold it in 2 weeks
🚀 What her next challenge is
Enjoy it and happy building my friends!
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🔥 Maker Interview
Hello Hazel, tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi, my name is Hazel and I am an investor turned entrepreneur. Before I started Twitter in November 2022, I had no idea how big the No-Code movement is. I have always been a tinkerer, having used quite a lot of No-Code tools for my projects for fun but also for work at the corporate venture studio I worked at. But meeting people via Twitter and joining the 100daysofnocode bootcamp is how I completed my first real product in No-Code.
Tell us about your product that you made?
It was mainly just a fun experiment. I have always been into running experimental projects. Previously I did this for a corporate venture studio I worked for, and now as part of the personal venture studio I’m setting up.
I saw that Harold started a Build to Sell challenge (this was the first try-out of the Build to Exit Challenge) and figured that it would be a great opportunity to join to keep learning and try to build something with GPT (which is something I wanted to learn).
The product is called Savage Cards - a hilariously offensive greeting cards generator. I got the idea probably about a decade ago when I stumbled upon a newspaper article talking about how somebody made a six or seven figure business sending rude greeting cards to people.
Which No-Code tools did you use?
I build the product in 2 weeks. I used these tools:
ChatGPT 4: my parter in crime for advice, copywriting and coding
Glide: for the frontend
Google Sheets: for the backend
GPT API: to generate the rude message
Google App Script: (coding done by ChatGPT) to convert the message into Google Slides and create a PDF
What was your business model?
The project was pre-revenue when sold. It did get some donations thanks to the inherent virally of the product. People enjoyed using it.
How did you attract users?
It was mainly by building in public. The initial Twitter thread I started received a lot of attention.
Can you tell us more about the acquisition?
Because I participated in the Build to Sell challenge, I was invited to pitch it during an online event (The No-Code Sale) to different potential buyers. I immediately received 5 offers and this eventually led to a deal of $500.
Why did the buyer acquire your product?
They saw the potential that people like to send funny stuf around. They want to monetise it by turning it into a fully automated Print on demand store with a strong niche (and a big market).
Can you share some numbers?
~400 free users
What's your advice for No-Code Makers who are just starting out?
Start with a small project that you find interesting and fun. Aim to make your first $1 from it quickly to balance learning vs output (the rabbit hole is too deep otherwise)
Where can we learn more about you and your products?
I’m going for another round with ChatGPT as my co-founder, as part of the build to exit challenge, and this time I aim for a bigger exit. You can again follow all the steps on Twitter.
I also write a business idea generation newsletter, What The Hype that translates hypes into opportunities .
Thanks Hazel, see you in the Club!
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