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9 examples of
no-code marketplaces

Here are some of my favourite no-code marketplaces created with Webflow, Airtable and Zapier. None of the founders come from a software development background and have learnt how to build their sites themselves.

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Chive

Chive helps New Zealanders find local charities

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Stephen & Alice
Stephen & Alice 🇳🇿
Started in 2019
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Rivuuz

Rivuuz helps people find local service providers in Lusaka, Zambia

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Michelle 🇿🇲
Started in 2020
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Mucki

Mucki helps parents in New Zealand find day care centers

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Hamish 🇳🇿
Started in 2021
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Parcerra

Parcerra connects women in tech to handpicked career coaches

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Camila
Camila 🇺🇸
Started in 2021
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Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods makes it easy for home buyers to find the perfect neighbour hood to live in

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Alex Siale
Alex 🇳🇿
Started in 2021
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Touchbase

Touchbase makes it easy for you to connect with your favourite influencers for a 1-on-1

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Sue 🇺🇸
Started in 2021
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Bespace

Bespace makes it easy for New Zealanders to find and hire personal trainers to help you hit your fitness goals

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Cruise 🇳🇿
Started in 2021
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Art By Locals

Art By Locals helps Canadians find and buy art from local artists.

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Doris Charest
Doris 🇨🇦
Started in 2021
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Unicorn Factory NZ

Unicorn Factory helps local businesses in New Zealand find and hire local freelancers

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connor finlayson
Connor 🇳🇿
Started in 2018

1️⃣ Learn the essential no-code tools

Learn about all the different no-code tools and what purpose they serve. Dive into some of the tutorials to learn how to shorten the learning curve of each tool.

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My no-code tools in 2020

Here is an overview of all the no-code tools that I used a year ago. Since then, I have added and removed some of the tools, but this is still great way to see how everything works together.

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How to learn Webflow faster

Out of all the No-code tools that I use Webflow probably has the biggest learning curve. There are however some pretty handy shortcuts for getting the hang of it faster, and that is what I am going to show you in this video.

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A Crash Course in Zapier

In this tutorial, you will learn the very basics of how Zapier works. Understanding how to set up simple workflows will set the foundation for building more complicated stuff later.

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How to build a marketplace with Airtable

In this tutorial you will learn how to build a simple marketplace using only Airtable. This is honestly the best place to start if you want to get something up and running fast!

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2️⃣ Learn how to build features for your marketplace

These tutorials are specific to building online marketplaces with the Webflow, Airtable and Zapier stack. These tutorials will give you a good understanding of the individual components involved with build a marketplace.

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The lead generation workflow

This workflow is the most important feature for any lead generation marketplace. In this video, I am going to show you how I accept leads and forward them on to the different freelancers.

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The freelancer onboarding workflow

This tutorial breaks down how I onboard freelancers, create their profiles in Webflow and notify them about their profile being live. A lot of tools and steps involved with this.

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How to build an analytics dashboard

In this video, I am going to be breaking down one of the more sophisticated features that I created for Unicorn Factory - my freelancer analytics dashboard. I will show you how to display profile views and more in real time.

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How to build a portfolio gallery for your marketplace

In this video, I will show you how I created the portfolio gallery that allows freelancers to add case studies to their profile. This dives deep into connecting multiple Webflow collections to each other.

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3️⃣ How to build a marketplace business

These tutorials are designed to give you an idea about running a marketplace, what strategies work and which ones don't! All based of learnings from building and running Unicorn Factory.

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How to monetize your no-code marketplace

In this video, I go over all the different ways that you can monetize your no-code marketplace. Depending on what you settle on as your first business model, you should use different tools.

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How much I spend on no-code tools

How much does it actually cost to run a no-code marketplace like Unicorn Factory. In this video, I do a breakdown of how much I spend each month to keep Unicorn Factory running.

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How to get traction for your no-code marketplace

How do you find customers? What works best in the early days? In this tutorial, I break down three strategies that have worked for me when it comes to building momentum for Unicorn Factory.

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How to fund your startup without investors

No funding? If you are going to start a startup, you are still going to need your business and your living expenses, so in this video I break down five ways you can self-fund your startup!

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My no-code tools in 2021

Here is an overview of all the tools I am currently using to run Unicorn Factory in New Zealand and in Canada. At the moment, I am paying around $500 per month for all of these tools.

Front-end
Webflow

Webflow

Build beautiful websites. No developers not needed.

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Database
Airtable

Airtable

It's like a spreadsheet, but better.

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Automation
Zapier

Zapier

Connect your favourite apps and automate workflows.

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Automation
Parabola

Parabola

Sync entire databases with each other (without code)

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Payments
Memberstack

Memberstack

User accounts and memberships functionality for Webflow.

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Emails
Mailerlite

Mailerlite

Run email marketing campaigns. I like it.

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Forms
Jotform

Jotform

Create fancy forms with a lot of advanced features.

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Emails
MailerSend

MailerSend

Send transactional emails. Emails made more professional.

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Automation
Jetboost

Jetboost

List searches and filtering for your Webflow CMS.

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Automation
Integromat

Integromat

An automation tool useful for larger and more complex workflows

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MVMP no-code
marketplace course

If you want to speed up the process of learning the different no-code tools and getting your marketplace live, then I can help with my our marketplace course MVMP!

  1. 🗂MVMP Template - 19 static pages, 3 CMS template pages designed and built in Webflow.

  2. 🎥 30+ No Code Tutorials - Access to a library of No Code tutorials that take you through the process of designing, building and automating your No Code Marketplace.

  3. 🕰 Slack Office Hours - Need a bit of support? Contact one of the team through Slack and solve your marketplace issues faster (fair use applies)

  4. 🚀 Future Videos - Access to future videos that are part of the MVMP program.

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