It's time to review my third month of #turnIndieChallenge, you can read the 2nd month balance.
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🚀 What I did
I focused on Ghostboard development mainly:
Read the November 2018 update
🌎 Public dashboards: select which reports to share via unique links and can protect with passwords
🏷 Tags: support and report
👮♀️ IP filter
👆 Interactive charts and difference with the previous time period
✍️ Improved homepage: screenshot issue fixed, improved English texts, speed load, added "featured on" section, etc.
🤖 Create some cron jobs to save time in processes and checks I did manually
⚡️ Major update to improve CPU & RAM usage in servers
💅 Improved design and speed load on dashboards
🐛 Bug fixing
🎧 Support to users
- Optimization, bug fixing and support
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💰 Show me the money
- ✉️ 3 signups
- 🌸 1 customer (+1)
- 💵 $6 MRR
- 🌸 4 customers
- 💵 $15 MRR
- 🎯 1 cancellations due to non-payment
- 🎯 0 cancellations by users
💩 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 ☹️
🙈 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 🧛
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 ... 😰
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 👣
I want to save negativity and not write some things, but you can imagine 🙈
📺 Coming soon
In November I plan:
- Complete Ghostboard 2.0 🚀
- I will spend some days or weeks to marketing to see what I get 🕵️♂️
- 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 🤷♂️
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