Boost active users signups and engagement

TractionMate brings efficiency and speed in building new startup projects

Pricing and plans

Meet TractionMate

TractionMate partners with developers working on side-project, solopreneurs and early stage founders with small teams, to bring in ideal customers for the startup projects.

When you have ideal users on board, they use your product more frequently and more actively. When that happens, they give you feedback and recommendations which is most critical for moving towards a Product: Market fit.

Get Ideal Users

The problem in engaging with the non-ideal users is that they tend to be of no use in an early stage because they tend to be not active to use the product. With that, it could take a long time for a customer discovery.

Get Extended Team

If you are working alone or in a small team, an extended team would mean a larger team, and a faster customer discovery.

Get Momentum

When you hang out with people on common goals, there is an explosion of ideas, inspiration, and outside-the-box thinking that is simply not possible by oneself.

Testimonials

Testimonial

I needed guidance to get our first users to engage with the platform and start getting some real feedback. Through a cycle of small iterations we found what was our best way to land users faster and that really connected with us. Usage of Skedr has grown to over 15,000 photo shares in 6 weeks.

Testimonial

Working with TractionMate got me on track to tangible accomplishment with reaching out to ideal users for the validation of my product. I am experiencing what it is to be supported by a great mentor versed in startup launch best practices, lean framework and special tricks to get things done.

Testimonial

Traction mate is like a virtual co-founder that handles marketing and sales. They help you a lot with finding product-market fit. The process is smooth and well setup. They helped me to define message, narrow down market, conduct initial communication and get on board my first 40 signups!

Pricing

90 days
$350 *
  • One project
  • One to one focus
  • Daily collaboration through a web tool
  • One skype / Google Hangout call every week
  • * plus VAT
365 days
$1200 *
  • One project
  • One to one focus
  • Daily collaboration through a web tool
  • One skype / Google Hangout call every week
  • * plus VAT

    FAQs

  • What is traction for a startup project?

    Traction is your startup product's or idea’s engagement with market or customer adoption. Traction is a general term and acquires a different parameter depending on your business building stage. In order of importance, it is demonstrated through profit, revenue, customers, pilot customers, non-paying users, and verified hypotheses about customer problems. And their rates of change.

  • What kinds of projects does TractionMate work with?

    TractionMate works with all kinds of new businesses in search of product market fit. They may be B2C or B2B; entirely online or partly online; from any geography. The projects that we work can be from a diverse stage of product development - from a stage when you just have an idea to a stage where you have a landing page or an MVP or some functional product ready.

  • Who are ideal users?

    The answer to this question is simple. Why does a user invest in your product - in terms of money, or time? The user does it only when what you are trying to do resonates with the pain point that he or she has. The search to find a solution for the pain point or an expression of frustration about not being able to find it, are the keys to identify ideal users.

  • Why are ideal users crucial for an early traction in a startup project?

    When you launch a new product, it is important that you get a bunch of early users who are as much super excited about your product as much you are. Because only then, they use the product frequently and tell you what more can be done and how. We call these users who use the product actively as ideal users.

  • Where do we find ideal users?

    We locate them in places where they either are searching for solutions or where they are sharing their frustrations about not being able to find solutions.

  • Do we use an existing contact list of prospective clients for a project?

    During the working with the past projects, we do have some contact details of people/ businesses of varied range. But, that’s not the path we take to work on a new project. We dig in and locate the ideal users for new project from the point of view of the pain point it is trying to solve.

  • What channels will we use to contact them?

    We experiment with a few traction channels and discover what works to reach them in the most efficient and effective way. At any point of time, we could be working on 4 to 5 channels.

  • How do we get ideal users on board?

    TractionMate searches for and get to the persons (or businesses) that are in search of a pain point that you are trying to resolve, individually and manually. We strike a conversation with them about the context of their pain point and when relevant, invite them to sign up.

  • How many ideal users will we get?

    In early startup building, quality is more important than quantity. TractionMate brings on a few (10, 20, 30 .. or 100 or more, depending on the context of your startup's business model) users who would use the product actively; rather than bringing in thousands who will remain in-active after signups.

  • How does TractionMate’s model works?

    We don't give advice or prepare plans. We do hands-on co-execution with you and your team.

    The typical timeline would involve the first 5 to 10 days spent into brainstorming and researching possible pain points, value propositions and segments so that we zero down on the potential set to get started on outreach. At the end of this phase, the outreach - either cold messages or connecting on platforms etc. would start with 5- 6 numbers, to begin with, increasing to about 20 - 25 in 8 - 10 days. This will help us get some pointers on what works in terms of the hypothesis that we built and also in terms of messaging.

  • Why our approach will be better than something that a maker or a start-up founder or a solopreneur can himself do?

    An early founder has multiple roles to play and many things to attend to, whereas this (traction building) is the only thing we do, so you get a clear focus about this when you work with us. Certain things like an approach or templates of cold messages are already tested, so you don’t need to spend energy to re-invent them. Lastly, we bring in many new channels and out-of-box thinking when it comes to locating ideal users.

  • How many hours of work are committed?

    The plain simple answer - whatever it takes to get you ideal users. In a worst situation, if we dont get a good response, we would then get insights as to what else could work.

  • Can I hire TractionMate for more than 2 projects at time?

    If you have more than 2 projects to work on simultenously, we can talk about a customised pricing. But hurry. Currently, we take up 7 - 8 projects at any given time, to ensure adequate attention for all.

  • Why can’t TractionMate work on a commission based pricing? Or, equity?

    The early stage signifies a significant work in customer discovery and validation and therefore it doesnt justify a commission based fee structure. Additionally, in the current set up, an equity tie up is too not feasible for now.

  • What happens to situation where there is some product improving work essential during the engagement period?

    When there is any minor bug fixing work needed that doesnt affect the functionality (if applicable) of the product, then traction building works continues at normal pace. However, if theer is a major developement work, we can put a pause for the period required.