Bac'n: From Idea to Startup in 21 days

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Seven of the simplest slides ever about starting Bacn.com. You really had to be there.

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  • Bac'n: From Idea to Startup in 21 days

    1. 1. From idea to startup in 3 weeks Monday, March 2, 2009
    2. 2. Me & Bacon Monday, March 2, 2009
    3. 3. Dabbling • BaconGeek.com • SEO mojo • Affiliate programs • Cataloging ‘bacon’ Monday, March 2, 2009
    4. 4. Things about bacon • Bacon consumption up 40% in US - 5 years • Actually easy to ship • Lots and lots of Mom & Pop shops out there • 2007 Farm bill changing how bacon sold Monday, March 2, 2009
    5. 5. To Think About • Fulfillment • Inventory • Website technology • Promotion/marketing • Deals Monday, March 2, 2009
    6. 6. Things we use • Linode - Hosting • Ads: Goog, Facebook & • Google Checkout MySpace • Bank of America • Google Analytics • MyCorporation.com • RingCentral - Phone/Fax • JS-Kit - Reviews • Endicia - Postage • IntenseDebate - • USPS - Shipping comments • UserVoice - Feedback • WordPress - Blog • HP - inkjet printer • AWS - Backups • Craigslist - Fridges/ • Vimeo - vids Freezers • iMovie, Photoshop Monday, March 2, 2009
    7. 7. Community Events • Internet-named ‘Masterbacon’ • BaconCamp.org • Great way to spread the word & get content for the site (recipes) Monday, March 2, 2009
    8. 8. Lessons learned • Just do it • Don’t be a afraid of fulfillment • Be cheap • Sex sells (from the Duh Department) • Find unique/cheap ways to get traffic/help • Make sure you love it • Founders == married Monday, March 2, 2009
    9. 9. All that shit Paul Graham says is true Monday, March 2, 2009
    10. 10. More Coming Soon Monday, March 2, 2009

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