Swizec Teller

Should I write a How to move to San Francisco guide book thing?

YEEEESSS! Please include taxes, cost of leaving (rent, food), insuarences, O1 visa

Bharathi P

Paddle stopped supporting my site and suspended my account. Should I go for Stripe Atlas?

What country do you have a residency?

I'm from India!

So how you will open Stripe in India https://stripe.com/global ? If you have PayPal in India you can siply make a payment button even with recurring payment so clients could pay you.

I'm thinking of Apply for Stripe Atlas. Paypal is really hard to understand :(

So do you think that incorporate USA company with Stripe Atlas, understand USA tax and open a bank is easier then understand how to register in PayPal, connect bank to PayPal and make a PayPal button?

In India, I think you can send, receive and withdraw money https://www.paypal.com/in/webapps/mpp/payment-methods

And here how you can make a PayPal button: https://twitter.com/AndreyAzimov/status/1017382936411136000

But Stripe Atlas is much more stable solution for stable business (not just idea validation or something that $1-2k / month). So if your business is so mature maybe it make sense.

Interesting in your experience with Stipe Atlas.

yes Andrey, you are right. I was also thinking in the same direction initially.

After using Paddle it really makes things easier. I really don't manage anything like billing/subscriptions and all. I'm looking for a similar experience, that's why thinking of going with Stripe.

I also think that if I use Stripe, user signup conversion rate will increase. Not sure if that's correct thinking.

are you making more than $2,000 per month?

no no, have not released yet. During beta I made 50$/m and Paddle ruined that :)


Medium or personal blog to build an audience?

I'm using Medium 1 year+ and it's working good so far. Easy to setup, get email call to action, and you can reach some audience.

Bharathi P

Should I launch my product everywhere on Product Hunt and Hackernews and IH on the same day? or day by day?

I think yes. I launched like this (San Francisco time):

  • PH 00:01
  • HN 05:00 - 10:00 AM. You can try to post on HN just in couple of hours if you will don't get traction but with different title.

great, thanks

I usually post on HN at around 7-8 am San Francisco time, just when the newest page starts picking up pace.

Wilbert Liu

Does anyone have experience selling Mac apps?

There is also Paddle that was mention by some WIP member but I didn't try it.

  • Good: They are supporting Payoneer withdraw. Good for people from Easter Europe who don't have PayPal (Gumroad do not support PayPal)
  • Bad: Hight fee: 5% + $0.5 vs 3.5% + 0.3$ Gumroad

Yes, I'm using Paddle and it's nice. But I've not tried the withdrawal yet.

Wilbert Liu

Does anyone have experience selling Mac apps?

I started to use Gumroad Fees:

  • if you pay $10 / month fee will be 3.5% + $0.3 from each sale.
  • If you want free you will pay higher fee 8.5% + $0.3 from each sale.

Gumroad calculator (free vs paid): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AHqN-JnewkACvlOU1IY2KWyYH1jQBioOSoSrj5VyzkQ/edit?usp=sharing

You can withdraw money to your personal PayPal account (I didn't try yet).

There is some risk that Gumroad or PayPal can verify you and ask some extra docs (it didn't happen to mean but I heard from a friend)

Good caveats on Gumroad & PayPal Andrey, thanks for that! Do you mind to share about how do you withdraw your money then?

will do

All good. Tried withdraw to PayPal. They sending payments each Friday

Andrey Azimov

Simple lazy load in Javascript for images?

Hey, I wanna make simple lazy load for images in Sheet2Site because now it's just loading all. Example of site: http://www.iskandarlist.com/

Maybe I need to load not only images with lazy load but cards? Like in https://nomadlist.com/?