Growing SaaS companies to 7 figures– Ihar Vakulski
Hi, I’m Ihar Vakulski, a CRO and Data professional working in the SaaS niche for seven years with 10 years of overall digital experience.
- 100% happy clients worldwide
- 7+ years of growing SaaS companies
- My optimisation efforts bring a 30%+ increase in revenue within the first 3 months of work.
- More than 1500 experiments were conducted.
- My work only includes a Data-Driven approach meaning quantitative and qualitative data
- More than 20 certificates in CRO, Data Analytics, Optimisation, A/B Testing, SEO, and Leadership
Please read the article further to learn more about me and my journey.
My story began in 2012 when I started building websites while studying banking at university. Over four years at university and two years of professional experience at the bank (selling financial products to business clients), I created websites daily.
After running a successful web design agency for a few years, I went to the army. Unfortunately, It’s mandatory in Belarus, and I couldn’t say no. However, I could spend each free moment learning more about the web, and I did it. I started to learn everything about CRO and web analytics at night and when I had free time. I translated the printed copies of articles and blogs to learn more about data analytics, conversion rate optimisation, growth hacking, paid marketing, etc.
After I left the military, I started finding places to apply new knowledge. My friend helped me to find a free position at a CRO agency that was ready to hire a newbie and allow him to grow professionally.
At the agency, my primary responsibilities were:
- analysing the clients’ company data and offering new ideas for a/b tests;
- implementing analytics tools (Kissmetrics, Google Analytics, Hotjar);
- analysing surveys and polls.
After working six months there, I started to feel limited. I was eager to learn more and grow professionally faster.
Upwork – First Step
Thus, my friend and I created the first profile on Upwork to provide CRO, analytics and data analysis services. Over the following years, we worked under the same profile on Upwork. Some of our clients were:
Upwork – Second Step
After two years of Upwork experience, I created my profile. I was confident enough to grow it myself. I had the experience of increasing companies revenue by 30%-100% by conducting experiments, analysing traffic and improving onboarding and marketing campaigns. And… you know… I received the “TOP Rated” badge on Upwork in 3 months. My new clients were so happy that they started recommending me to other clients. Some of the clients I worked with over this time are:
Here are their testimonials:
“Igor is a great CRO expert, he made a big improvement of CR, up to 30% increase. It was a very great experience to work with Ihar. He was always available and he delivered everything on schedule. I believe if you can clearly communicate what and how you want, Ihar is able to deliver it on the shortest time possible. Highly recommended freelancer.”– https://santiagoways.com/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“We loved working with Ihar who was with us for nearly 6 months. He helped us develop new strategies by analysing the traffic on our website and integrated new tools to further understand our data – resulting in more leads and sales. His communication skills are also excellent and was always available on Skype when needed. I highly recommend using Ihar.”– http://readandspell.com/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Igor is a very talented analyst who brings creative ideas and a sense of urgency to projects. His strategies and recommendation have helped to generate a +30% increase in revenue / conversions for our business.”– https://brick-anew.com/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
After working for 1.5 years with a client, https://www.provablyfair.ro/, he decided to acquire me for the full-time position. Unfortunately, I could only work there for the next eight months because the company was sold.
In January 2021, I started to work at Mailbird. During this time, I learned a lot about a/b testing, data analysis, machine learning, data warehousing and other areas. I could improve LTV by more than 50% and be promoted to the CRO&Data Manager position. Although the company policy was good enough and the people there were bright, I needed to go further in my life, so I left.
I started my brand in mid-2022, offering analytics and CRO services. For instance, I have already worked with:
- https://easypractice.net/ to improve the trial-to-paid ratio.
- https://slimfast.com/ to improve the sign-up ratio
- https://www.thiswayglobal.com/ to set up analytics (Mixpanel, Hotjar, Segment, etc)
- https://reviewsonmywebsite.com/ to set up Google Analytics 4
- https://wuffes.com/ to set up Mixpanel
- https://www.cimalp.fr/ to set up Google Analytics 4, build Google Data Studio (Looker) dashboards and conduct the CRO audit
Here are their testimonials.
“I had the pleasure of working with Ihar twice now and both times was great experiences. He is communicative and proactive! I did not experience anything else than a great cooperation between us! Thanks, Ihar!”– https://easypractice.net/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Great work as always, thanks Ihar”– https://slimfast.com/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ihar to implement UI/UX analytics for our SaaS product. His knowledge and worth ethic are impeccable. He was readily available, communicated effectively, and worked flawlessly with my engineering team to get Segment.io, HotJar, & Mixpanel implemented as specified and quoted, freeing up my time to spearhead other projects. We will be using Ihar again for future projects.”– https://www.thiswayglobal.com/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Ihar was great to work with start to finish. He was always available to answer questions and help complete the task in the best way possible. Looking forward to working with Ihar again in the future!” –– https://reviewsonmywebsite.com/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Best consultant, efficient and very helpful”– https://reviewsonmywebsite.com/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Ihar was great to work with. He was able to give advice on the project before starting it, and then completed everything promptly. I would definitely recommend.”– https://wuffes.com/, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
After this long journey, I have tremendous experience in such fields as:
I have the total capacity to grow your company to 7 figures. Are you interested in cooperation? Let’s get in touch!