For a software business, how long did it take to get:
I run a custom software development business.
We did our first job for $2000, which bought the first computer.
It took 1 year to get to $100,000
it took 2 years to get to $250,000
14 years later there is $xM per year.
But we don't sell product, we don't have a website which waits for a sale, we don't advertise, we didn't do any marketing besides word of mouth for the first 3-4 years.
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I have an online store that sells specialized software for a specific industry. 8 months since I set up the LLC, 2 months since I set up the website. No revenues so far.
Desktop Software Business here.
Your first $1 in revenue? - 1 Day
Your first $100 in revenue? - 2 Days
Your first $10,000 in revenue? - 2 Months
Your first $100,000 in revenue? - 10 Months