Bootstrapping – How went from $0 to $250K in One Year

It’s called Bootstrapping and it means starting a company with your own blood, sweat, and sometimes tears. In some cases it may mean eating Ramen for a year and drinking Budweiser out of a can rather than fine wine out of a glass, but in the end you create (hopefully) something that really is all your own.

I have a lot of respect for Entrepreneurs who can start with an idea and then through their own hard-work, build a brand that connects with customers and sees solid growth in its first year. Vid Luther from ZippyKid did an amazing job bootstrapping and going from an idea to a business that made $250K in its first year.

Mixergy did a great interview with Vid and I thought it would be interesting to share this with all of you, so enjoy!


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  • MarsDavis May 25, 2011, 9:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your “StartUp” experiences.

    I am glad to see that you found Andrew Warner at He has hundreds of great StartUp interviews!


  • tvonthefuzz May 25, 2011, 10:53 am

    Im glad that you are moving the focus of the blog more toward startups. Now I check it every day. Great job and great coverage!!

    • Morgan May 25, 2011, 11:27 am

      Thanks @tvonthefuzz – you hit the nail on the head! I am much more interested in what happens when a innovative company turns a domain name into a brand vs. just the sale of the name itself.

  • Vid Luther May 23, 2012, 11:20 am

    Thanks for sharing this story Morgan :). I appreciate it.

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