A year ago I told Reddit that I quit my job and sold my car to make my business dream a reality. Now that business is expected to make over $3 million by the end of the year. It's time for an update! AMA!
Hey Reddit! It's been a while and I want to update you on how my business has been doing this past year.
If you haven't read my previous AMA you can do that here: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/388dc6/a_year_and_a_half_ago_i_quit_my_job_and_sold_my/
A little over 2 years ago I started working on what I thought was an excuse to not code my SE assignments for my professors. Eventually that excuse turned into an absolute obsession. I worked for hours every day for a year and a half developing and refining a website and a business concept. I was so convinced that this was going to work that I dropped out of engineering school, quit my job, and sold my car for business collateral.
That's how SnackCrate was born. The idea was simple. Every month you'll receive a box of snacks from a different country and you never know which country it is until it arrives.
Now that you're all caught up I just want to say thank you. I couldn't have done it without you. Reddit took my business from a simple idea to an overnight success and its been a blast ever since. Thousands of you wrote me advice, messages of encouragement and even sent me your resumé! Without Reddit, I'm not sure where SnackCrate would be.
I've learned so much in the past year about international business, marketing, worldwide logistics, web development, money, customer experience - pretty much anything a good CEO needs to understand.
I want to pass on what my experience has taught me to anyone who wants to know. So let's talk business (or anything else) Reddit! AMA!
For those interested in checking out what I do, you can do that here: www.SnackCrate.com
EDIT: Many of you have been PM'ing me to get a discount code. You can get $5 off here: www.snackcrate.com/sign-up
One thing I'd like to do is have a way to give reddit users (and ONLY reddit users) $10 off their first crate. I think the best way to do that would be for SnackCrate to become a reddit gold sponsor. If anyone knows how I do that please let me know.
EDIT 2: Well Reddit, it's been awesome catching up and speaking with some of you but I'm calling it a night. I'm slightly disappointed that I wasn't asked if I wanted to fight horses or a duck but I'm sure I'll survive. :) Feel free to drop me a line anytime!
-Kyle Roarke CEO SnackCrate