today I sent an email to (almost) 1500 subscribers and I would like to publish it also here, because I think it's important:
my name is Andrej Staš and I'm the creator of Presta Theme Maker. A programmer, a designer and support in one person.
Presta Theme Maker is running already for 3 years and served more than 3000 customers.
It was my "first successful" project and it helped me to develop myself in many other ways rather than programming. It even paid my 1 year travel in Asia and now I'm engaged with a beautiful Korean girl.
During that time I realized how important it is to read books and recently I finished "Start With Why" by Simon Sinek.
Most people and companies are only focused on WHAT they sell instead of WHY they sell.
Thanks to this book I realized why Theme Maker is not doing very well in the recent months.
I was oriented only on "new registrations" - and in that order I tried to "manipulate" you by promoting new functions, sales and updates which were always the main message of my emails.
But somehow I failed to talk with you, with my customers. To ask you what YOU really want and to build a good relationship with you.
This year I did a fresh start with my business, I created my own company named "Willion".
This time I start with WHY. I define my company as a community of people who have "The Will to Grow". I want to spend my life constantly improving myself.
Why am I telling you this? Because I want to let you know, that I changed perspective on my business. I would like to hear your thoughts on Theme Maker and how I can improve the project to serve you better.
I'm sending this email to almost 1500 contacts and if you were already a member of Theme Maker, now you can log into your account and use it again for 7 days without any payment. You can re-download your old themes or create new ones.
I will appreciate your comments and will be happy if you can reply on a couple of questions on Google Forms.
From now on you will not be receiving "newsletters", but "messages".