Founder of Better Sheets
Who Are You?
Google Sheet Tutorials
What’s the Story of Your Business?
April 2nd, in the midst of the pandemic I knew that while most of the world was quarantined they would start side hustles and projects. Everyone starts in a google sheet. And most projects don’t go beyond that. I wanted to help people get more out of Google Sheets.
Also, I wanted to test out lifetime deal pricing. Charge once, keep adding value and never charge customers again. That pricing would be most advantageous during a moment in time when the world was unsteady.
What Has Been Your Biggest Struggle?
Keeping up with demand and providing structure. Initially, the project was going to be only 100 videos. But now I’ve made well over 200 videos and have a very unorganized folder where they all are. I’ve built a site with search and some semblance of organization, but it still needs more work. A bit more TLC, to make it really really great.
What Has Been Your Greatest Achievement?
Getting accepted to AppSumo. They have been wonderful partners and given this product a chance to truly help thousands of people.
Where Do You See Yourself and Your Business in 5 Years
I thought I would work on this nights and weekends. Never imagined that it would get over a hundred customers. Now I’m looking forward to getting 1,000 customers and more. There’s so much more potential now that users are asking for more. I never thought I could help so many people do better google sheets. Of all things, google sheets?
What Do You Wish You’d Known Before You Started?
That so many problems are un-googleable. I now understand why recently there’s been so many new mentor sites and mentor tools. It’s very hard to connect with the right person to ask the right question. Sure I can spend 20 to 40 hours learning the basics of something but if I want to get over one specific hurdle and continue, it’s hard to know what to ask. It’s hard to know who to ask.
Finally, Tell Us Something Interesting About Yourself?
I’m a former Santa. Worked a year in Chicago at the Old Marshall Field’s building as a professional Santa. And then when I worked on cruise ships for a few years after I filled in one day a year as Santa. It was fun. I learned the Santa Leg Lift, to save your back extend your leg out, with your foot on the ground. A child sits on your knee, and then pull your leg up. No need to bend over and pick up children all day.