Kit#7 Ciprian Dragoi
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Ciprian, what do you do?
I’m a former web developer, now online entrepreneur in multiple domains (SaaS, eCommerce, affiliate marketing).
What is your background?
All my adult life was about internet. I started learning HTML mostly by mistake when I opened a readme.html with Notepad.
13 years later, I know almost everything about creating, running, maintaining and promoting a website. I made all kind of web products, starting from presentation websites to large portals or very specific web apps.
For many years I worked as an employee but I always tried to build something on my own in my spare time.
In 2013 I became the technical founder of Marketizator, a conversion rate optimization tool, competitor of Optimizely. I left the company 3 years later, leaving behind a platform with hundreds of customers and millions of requests per day.
After that experience in the SaaS field, I decided to build something new as a single founder and a few months later I launched onboardx.com, a tool that helps product people to implement user onboarding scenarios in their product, directly through the browser and without any developer help.
Your favorite tools to help you with your work?
Google knows that it can benefit from your product being successful over the internet, so it invests a lot in creating tools and knowledge for webmasters. I highly recommend Analytics, Optimize, Tag Manager, Search Console and AdWords.
It’s the easiest way to plan my work. It’s visual and easy to use. In the past I used to keep track of all my plans in different places (docs, notes etc.) now there’s only Trello.
I use Product Hunt as a source of inspiration and to learn promoting skills. Every product that hits the first page is a whole new story about creativity and passion.
My main programming IDE. Affordable and powerful.
One of my favorite cloud hosting platforms. I use it for most of my projects.
Your favorite tools on a personal level?
There’s no better place to read the latest tech news than Hacker News.
Great place to gather interesting insights for new business ideas.
A very good place to learn from interesting/popular people about their personal approach on several different subjects.
Your absolute favorite tool in one sentence?
In a single word: knowledge.