October 2018 Report: 3rd month of #turnIndieChallenge

It's time to review my third month of #turnIndieChallenge, you can read the 2nd month balance.

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๐Ÿš€ What I did

I focused on Ghostboard development mainly:


Read the November 2018 update

  • ๐ŸŒŽ Public dashboards: select which reports to share via unique links and can protect with passwords
    Ghostboard: Public dashboards

  • ๐Ÿท Tags: support and report

  • ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ IP filter

  • ๐Ÿ‘† Interactive charts and difference with the previous time period
    Ghostboard: interactive charts

  • โœ๏ธ Improved homepage: screenshot issue fixed, improved English texts, speed load, added "featured on" section, etc.

  • ๐Ÿค– Create some cron jobs to save time in processes and checks I did manually

  • โšก๏ธ Major update to improve CPU & RAM usage in servers
    Ghostboard: Performance update

  • ๐Ÿ’… Improved design and speed load on dashboards

  • ๐Ÿ› Bug fixing

  • ๐ŸŽง Support to users


  • Optimization, bug fixing and support

I started to use MakerLog to share what I do daily and to follow another makers and learn from them

๐Ÿ’ฐ Show me the money


  • โœ‰๏ธ 3 signups
  • ๐ŸŒธ 1 customer (+1)
  • ๐Ÿ’ต $6 MRR


  • ๐ŸŒธ 4 customers
  • ๐Ÿ’ต $15 MRR
  • ๐ŸŽฏ 1 cancellations due to non-payment
  • ๐ŸŽฏ 0 cancellations by users

๐Ÿ’ฉ Total: $21

As I anticipated in last month balance, the client who did not pay finally did not respond and after 7 attempts and 3 weeks the payment could not be charged so I finally canceled his subscription โ˜น๏ธ

๐Ÿ™ˆ This month has happened again with another of the first customers, one of the most active in terms of feedback, but we will see what happens.

And this happens for the banks, which deny payment online in recurring charges sometimes. So you have to contact the customer and communicate the problem so that he can talk and solve the problem with his bank ๐Ÿง›

Something strange also happened: one of the users who gave me feedback several times, who asked me to add the multiblog support and who had already added the card during the free trial, added 3 blogs and 2 days before the charge, canceled everything. And I have not heard from him again ... ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

On the other hand, seeing the evolution of the data in graphical mode, it is true that it does not go downwards but rather maintains or improves slightly every month, but the growth is being incredibly low and slow ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

I want to save negativity and not write some things, but you can imagine ๐Ÿ™ˆ

๐Ÿ“บ Coming soon

In November I plan:

  • Complete Ghostboard 2.0 ๐Ÿš€
  • I will spend some days or weeks to marketing to see what I get ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  • There are some things hanging around the head and some prototype out there, but I'm not sure what I'll do and launch later ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Feel free to ask me anything ๐Ÿ‘‹ Thanks for reading!

David Burgos

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