Things you’ll never hear product developers say

On Overnight Success

“The first time I tried to build a product it was a staggering success, guess I just got lucky.”

“If you build it, they will come is totally true.”

On SaaS

“It’s so easy to make money with SaaS, you just set it and forget it.”

On Agencies Moving to Products

“Adding a successful product line to my Agency was easy, I had plenty of free time and the early lack of revenue totally made sense.”

On Version 1

“I love all of the development decisions I made for version 1.”

“I wouldn’t change a single line of code if I had to build it all over again.”

“We reached product/market fit right away, we didn’t even have to make any changes.”

On Support

“Support doesn’t really take that much time out of my day.”

“Support is my favorite part of building products.”

On Marketing

“I’ve had great luck with AdWords.”

“I wish we hadn’t spent so much time blogging.”

On Features

“I’m so glad I added in all those features early on, it makes my life easier.”

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Posted by Scott

  1. Global statements:

    “Man, that was easy!”

    “I have too much cash flow!”

    “I typically work 4 hours a day.”

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  2. This has made my day! I’m doing a talk tonight at our local WordPress meetup about building product. I hope you don’t mind if I steal these gems!

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    1. Go for it! Glad you liked them Elliot 🙂

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