Growth Hacking

ThemeIsle: How Ionut Managed to Turn his Failure Into a $60K/M Business

Than he decided to create and sell WordPress themes. After investing $10K and 6 months he was ready to close the whole thing down. But he didn’t. A few final experiments helped him achieve $60,000/month in 6 months. Here they are: He acquired another WordPress themes site on Flippa.com for $3,000. At the time, it …

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Harry’s: 3x Referrals (The First Steps to $200M)

Harry’s is a subscription service similar to the famous “One dollar shave club”, acquired some time back for $1 billion. Harry’s has over 3 million monthly recurring customers and generates over $200 million in revenue. But in 2013, they didn’t exist. What were their first steps that you can replicate? They focused on referrals as …

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CloudHQ: From 0 to 140,000/Month Paying Customers

CloudHQ managed to grow from 0 to 140,000/month paying customers. How did they do it? In 2011, they focused on solving a big problem for a tiny audience: sync and backup services for medium to large businesses already using enterprise cloud solutions. To get their first 65,000 clients they utilized cold-messaging through LinkedIn and B2B …

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LinkedIn: 1000x to 530M in 15 Years

Since 2003, Linkedin grew from 500K to 530M members. Here’s how… 2003 – 2007: 1. Reid Hoffman and his team manually invited well-connected people in the industry. 2. Viral growth (importing contacts, invitations sent via email). 3. Public profiles launch (SEO). 2008 – 2011: 1. Dedicated growth team (~15 people) focused on acquisition. 2. Translated …

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