September 15, 2022 ยท 1 min read

I shared everything with my [potential] competitor

The more I am into entrepreneurship, the less I care about the idea, and the more I care about the execution. Execution is more important than any idea.

It doesn’t mean that I don’t have preferences over ideas, but I care less and less about them.

A friendly folk reached out to me with a compliment about the product I am building and asked a few questions about the internals of my product and my journey.

I wasn’t hesitant for a second and was happy to share everything I knew. Besides sharing financial data and my marketing strategy in public, I freely shared with the folk details about my architecture and infrastructure issues and how I handle them.

The only thing I don’t share now is my future plans and source code. Because I don’t have plans and my code is not that good. I hope I will have the courage to share it later after refactoring. I share everything because I believe that idea doesn’t matter. And because open startups built by others inspired and still inspire me. And I want to pay back that way to the community. And let’s be honest, it is a good way of marketing.

I am not afraid of copycats. And I want to have strong competitors. Now I know hard to bootstrap any idea and find the first paying customers. And if you need help, I am ready to help you.

Damn, even if you want to build that screenshot API, let me know, and I will tell you how.