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Finally reached 20,000 free talent (volunteer) mini milestone at

Published by: SkilledUpLife, Founder of SkilledUp Life

We have finally achieved a mini milestone of having 20,000 strong free talent pool at Next mini target is 25,000 on our way to the first 100,000

To achieve 10x every year, we are having to apply everything the team knows into practice.

As a result, we are building country teams. Interesting phase we are going through.

No code made it faster to build products

Published by: SkilledUpLife, Founder of SkilledUp Life

No code made it faster to build products. SkilledUp Life ( makes it faster to build startup teams for those who do not have the cash to hire talent.

We know the first is already revolutionary. But I believe what we are doing at SkilledUp Life will also be a game changer.

However, No code + SkilledUp Lifers are not enough to achieve success.

What is missing is acquiring the know-how, especially if you are a first-time founder. Of course, you can read as much as you want, but what matters is access to a group of trusted fellow founders who have gone through the same challenges and got battle scars to prove it. And this is what the new Techcelerate 2023 ( provides.

In 2023, both SkilledUp Life and Techcelerate will work closely to increase the success rate of tech founders.

Building Tech Startups with Free Talent - join us Fri 12 pm GMT on LInkedin

Published by: SkilledUpLife, Founder of SkilledUp Life is about giving a leg up to tech founders who are struggling to survive and grow their tech startups due to a lack of sufficient capital to hire.

Instead of chasing investors, subscribe to SkilledUp Life for £30/month, and start building product, marketing, sales, support and HR teams with our free talent. We now have nearly 19,000 SkilledUp Lifers from 103 countries.

You are better off validating the concept, building the initial product and gaining traction using SkilledUp Lifers before you start diluting founder equity.

Join us every Friday to learn more.

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Having to do the impossible

Published by: SkilledUpLife, Founder of SkilledUp Life

At the start of the 2nd year (1st Aug 2021), we set a target of achieving 10x growth on the supply side of - free talent for tech startups.

In the first 12 months, we achieved our target of signing up 1,000 Volunteers with 24 hours to go. To 10x in the next 12 months, we had to continually up our game.

Now that we have reached the last week of the second year, we have a mammoth task of adding 2,000 new Volunteers to SkilledUp Life.

From where we are standing and based on our past performance, this seems like an impossible task to achieve. But we are going to give our best shot.

What we achieved this past week, which so far has been the best week, we need to achieve the same result almost every day if we are to reach this target.

To give us a chance of achieving, all our team members are being called to help.

When was the last time you chased a result like this? What tactics did you deploy? What was the result? Love to hear.

Do wish us all the best, please. Thank you.

Weekly Progress Update from SkilledUp Life

Published by: SkilledUpLife, Founder of SkilledUp Life - free talent for tech startups

  • Volunteers: 6,861 (behind by 239 - need 775 this week to stay on target to get to 11,000 by end of Jul)
  • Customers: 22 (behind by 3 - need 10 this week to get to 100 by end of Jul)
  • MRR: £633 (target £10k MRR by end of Oct)
  • Team size: 24 + new teammates to be added.
  • Accelerator Partners: No new partners added.

The highlight of the week, Micah and Open Works joined as a Tech Startup Founder Customer. Thank you Micah.


The Long Road To The Magical £10k MRR By End Of Oct 2022

Published by: SkilledUpLife, Founder of SkilledUp Life

We have two targets to hit on our way to £10k MRR by 31st Oct 2022. The first is to get to 100 paying customers by end of July 2022. – giving a leg up to Indiehackers and bootstrapped tech startups with free talent to build and grow their tech startups.

Just signed up the 18th Tech Startup customer, the first from South Africa. Every day counts. We need 2 more by end of tomorrow (Sun the 12th June).

MRR up to £513

The pressure is building up. Place your bets now! Can we make it?


Breaking records

Published by: SkilledUpLife, Founder of SkilledUp Life

We are fast approaching the end of our second year and we have a mountain to climb to hit our two targets, these being:

  • 11,000 total volunteers
  • 100 paying tech startup customers.

Today, the numbers are:

  • 5,882 volunteers
  • 14 customers

Previously the best month was January 2022. Then we had poor performance over the next 3 months. We know the reasons and are trying to make sure it won't happen again.

After a long decline, we are thrilled with this week's performance, as we have so far achieved, in terms of Volunteer Sign Ups

  • Best week (4 short to 300)
  • Best day (90)
  • Best Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

We also signed the 14th customer this week. Do check us out - free talent for tech startups


We are adjusting our pricing plans

Published by: SkilledUpLife, Founder of SkilledUp Life

Changing of our pricing plans

We are 100% funded by our revenues with no external investment. So revenues matter a great deal for us for our survival and growth.

As some of you are watching us with interest, I just want to share the forthcoming changes to our pricing plans

Our pricing plans are set based on the last 12 months' revenue and total equity finance raised to date, which we think is a fairer way to price.

Tier 1: £300 ($410)/year or £30 ($41)/month: pre-investment and revenues below £10k ($14k)

Tier 2: £900 ($1220)/year or £90 ($122)/month: Revenues or Investment less than £100k ($140k), whichever is highest

Tier 3: £3000 ($4100)/year or £300 ($410)/month: Revenues or Investment less than £500k ($680k), whichever is highest

Contacts Us: Revenues or Investment over £500k ($680k), whichever is highest

If you are already a paying customer, we will not increase your pricing (unless you move from one Tier to another at annual review).

We now have 4,042 Volunteers from 81 countries.

Our education partners are producing high-quality Volunteers. We expect this trend to continue as we grow SkilledUp Life.

If you are one of our customers, thank you. If you are thinking about leveraging SkilledUp Life, now is the time to act.

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