Benas Leonavicius is Making 5,000 USD MRR, Helping Businesses with their SEO

In this post, we are interviewing Benas Leonavicius, who currently runs Benasleo.com, which he is bootstrapping at 5000 USD per month. Benas helps businesses grow their organic traffic. Keep reading to know more.

 

[Xtartups Interviewer] What does your product or service do?

I am an SEO expert and help businesses grow their organic traffic.


[Xtartups Interviewer] What's your product's elevator pitch?

The results speak for me. I have increased organic traffic for 20+ websites over the last 7 years. My complete portfolio is visible on my website.


[Xtartups Interviewer] Tell us a bit about your team.

I am a one-man team!


[Xtartups Interviewer] What motivated you to work on this product?

Started working in marketing and realized there are more specific areas that I could focus on. After trying out many of them, SEO was the one that I fell in love with.


[Xtartups Interviewer] Tell us where you are in this product/company's journey?

Good question! I feel like I am on the right track, but not sure where my journey will take me.

[Xtartups Interviewer] What has been your biggest learning moment in this journey?

Hmm, not sure, but one of the things that stick out is communication. I learned a great deal about how to communicate well with clients and potential clients.


[Xtartups Interviewer] What has been your biggest validation for creating this product and taking it to the market?

As I am providing a service, it was simple for me. Demand for SEO has been growing yearly, but some sites are still not utilizing it efficiently. So I knew this will be in demand for years to come.


[Xtartups Interviewer] How did you find your first 10 customers?

Friends, family, cold emailing and Upwork.


[Xtartups Interviewer] If you weren't working on this product, which other product/idea would you be pursuing?

Not sure.


[Xtartups Interviewer] Who is your favorite bootstrapped founder? And why?

I don't have one.


[Xtartups Interviewer] What book or podcast has helped you in this journey?

MoneyLab podcast and 4-work week were the biggest influence for me.


[Xtartups Interviewer] What do you wish you knew when you started working on this idea?

I wish I knew more about creating websites myself enabling me to use SEO for my projects.


[Xtartups Interviewer] For someone who is thinking of starting a bootstrapped business, what would be the one thing they should watch out for?

You just have to start. Everyone's journey is different, so this depends on the business or service you want to provide. Find people who already did something similar and learn from them.


[Xtartups Interviewer] Are you hiring for any positions? If yes, how can people reach out to you?

I am not hiring, but if someone wants to chat about SEO - feel free to reach out to me here: ben@benasleo.com.