It is possible to scale on a NOCODE platform
No more doubts about it
I haven’t posted anything on this newsletter for a long time. I have been busy creating a recruitment platform entirely built with a no-code tool.
There was so much time working on creating the app that I had no desire to even think about the topic when I stopped working. I mostly dedicated my extra time online to learning how to use some of the AI-based tools that came out since the initial introduction of GPT-3 by OpenAI, and I fell in love with creating images with Midjourney. This, in turn, led me to create another newsletter -where I write about the use of AI-assisted creation.
During all this time, I launched a platform that was able to reach 13K registered users with about 6K active users and was able to see it run without any hassle. The most important points are that I could build the product entirely by myself, though I later had help to create the financial management portion of the platform, and that it cost me less than 700 USD per month to handle all these users.
While I was pleased with the performance of the platform, I did take every opportunity to read about other people using Bubble to run their businesses. I found others who were already way ahead of me and still happily chugging along on Bubble.
One of the most interesting moments of this journey was when Bubble announced a change in its business model. They would stop charging for pre-allocated capacity and start charging by capacity actually used. Bubble users were screaming bloody murder as they estimated their costs would increase significantly. My case was precisely the opposite. I was able to change my plan and significantly reduce the operational costs for my online service.
This reinforced a conclusion that I, andhad already come to - anyone can become a no-coder, but not every no-coder can build a scalable app. The fact that I had over two decades of experience with software development before trying my hand at creating an application with Bubble was instrumental in designing it so that it would be able to scale over time.
Over the coming weeks, this publication will become more active as I share some of what I learned in the two years I dedicated to creating a huge no-code application. If you are interested in using no-code tools, I hope you’ll join the readership of THE NOCODER.