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Curtis Herbert – Founder of Slopes

  • Curtis Herbert

  • Founder of Slopes App
  • $25,000 monthly revenue from app

How does Curtis make money online?

Curtis is the founder of Slopes, an app for skiers and snowboarders.

According to the product blog on Indie Hackers, the first version of the app was launched back in September 2013, and Curtis was able to go full-time on it in October 2017.

Slopes is a freemium product. You can download the app and use a basic version of it for free. For premium features you can pay a monthly subscription or buy a daily or weekly pass.

How much money does Curtis make?

As of April 2020 the revenue for Slopes is listed as $25,000 per month on Indie Hackers.

The app has a few payment options available:

  • Premium – $19.99 per month
  • Premium Family Plan – $29.99 per month
  • Trip Pass – $9.99 for one week
  • Single Pass – $1.99 for one day

As of this writing, Slopes is only available on iOS – Curtis is apparently working on an Android version – and Apple takes a 30% cut of in-app purchases.

How did Curtis get started?

Curtis wrote on Indie Hackers that the project really got off the ground during Philly Startup Weekend in April 2013. He worked with a group to refine the idea and create a mockup, and the project ended up winning first place for the weekend.

Curtis then worked hard to get the real app launched:

Sounds like it was another four years or so before the app started earning Curtis enough money to justify him giving up his freelance gigs to work on Slopes full-time.

What type of online business does Curtis have?

According to our framework Curtis has a cloud service business, which would be considered a Level 5 online business.

Other ways to make money online

There are many other ways to make money online, to work from home or anywhere in the world.

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