TLDR: We built it and they came.
At Browserling, over the last couple of years we built a network of online tools websites. Each website focuses on one category of tools and each tool does one and only one thing. We made all tools free, without ads, and with the simplest possible interface that uses a <textarea> or a <canvas> for the user input and output. We let Google decide the fate of the project and it was a huge success – people loved our free tools, sent us backlink love, we started ranking at the top, and now, all tools are used by millions of people every month. All tools followed the same growth curve – it took on average 2 to 3 years for each site in the network to became popular. The success formula was very simple: building things that people search for + patience = success. Now that we have captured the market, we're merging all these sites into a single ultimate get things done site OnlineTools.com and adding paid plans to make it a huge financial success.
Here's what we built.
We built Image tools and they came:
We built Hex tools and they came:
We built Ascii tools and they came:
We built Gif tools and they came:
We built String tools and they came:
We built Number tools and they came:
We built JSON tools and they came:
We built XML tools and they came:
We built YAML tools and they came:
We built Unicode tools and they came:
Build too and they will come; but remember – if you don't build it, they won't come. See you next time!