Staring at the user count doesn't 10x their number
1) Can you decrease the time to value gap?
AirBnB made $3,3B in 2020. Their core function is available on the first screen. They doesn't ask you to create an account unless you see good offers. The faster you bring value, the more people benefit from your product -> more people refer it. Think how you can deliver in seconds.
2) Can your onboarding be better?
Zapier made a 7 step process intuitive. Their ARR is $140 million. Turn your UX into a tunnel where it's impossible to get lost. Users should run from signup station to value station and have no door to escape. Remove everything that helps them run away and take a driver's place in locomotive. MailerLite and Getresponse got it right.
3) Can you encourage more referrals?
Rewarding people for bringing new users brings phenomenal results. The boring option is to pay them for it. You don't have to be boring. I made my friend buy Call of Duty to unlock a unique gun. Come up with memorable rewards for signing up friends and you'll conquer Europe faster than Caesar.
4) Can you get amazing partnerships?
Partnerships are a fast-track to Monaco. Communities, influencers, and newsletters have 20 000 people hungry for your product. How do we get these partnerships? Easy. We grab attention of owners and impress them with our product. Show up such way they badly want to partner with you. Make it obvious they 5x their income with your product, don't even mention it. 50/50 affiliate works.
5) Do you have the right vision?
I spent 4 months scaling an app. I built on my vision and was deaf to users' feedback. Killed the product when all of them faded. Being besties with paying users saves our startup. It's tough to keep track of their birthdays. What's not tough is to write personal messages and show we care about them. Ask how you can serve users better and your startup will flourish.