Himanshu Grows Hoverify to $2K MRR as A Solo Founder

Himanshu Mishra is the founder of Hoverify - All-in-one browser extension for web development
 

Tell us about your product and what inspired you to start it?

Hoverify is an All-in-one browser extension for web developers and designers. It's a suite of tools that can boost your productivity and improve your development experience. Right now, it contains 7 tools- Inspector, Color Eyedropper, Assets, Responsive, Built with, Debug, and Capture. All these tools have various sub-tools which make it a powerful app to have. 
 
Hoverify started as a distraction to another project I was working on. My goal was to work on it for one week and return to the original project. I released a small clip of the extension on Twitter which end up getting a good amount of attention so I decided to continue on this and expand it as much as possible. I took 3 more months to add features to it and finally released it to ProductHunt on 29th March 2020.
 
 

How long did it take you to acquire your first 50 customers, and what was your growth strategy?

I initially did a Product Hunt launch. I had already built some connections over Twitter and Makerlog which helped with the PH launch and got +450 upvotes that brought the initial product attention, and customers.
 
 

Which technology stack are you using and what challenges and limitations does it pose?

Chrome extensions are made with javascript, HTML, and CSS. You can always use frameworks for UI but it may require some workaround. It's not challenging if you are familiar with web technologies.
 
 

What are some of the most essential tools that you use for your business?

Plausible Analytics, Paddle, Crisp chat, Trello, and Gmail.
 
 

What have been some of the biggest insights you've gained since starting your entrepreneurial journey?

Customer support is the biggest advertisement platform. From the start of the product I've not done much-paid advertisement but what I have done is provide good customer support. A happy customer will advertise your product better than you ever will.
 
 
I don't read many startups these days but the Indiehackers podcast is very good.
 

What other products are you working on? Anything else you want to mention about other products that we can cover?

Utilengine.com $700 one-time revenue.