August 2018 Report: 1st month of #turnIndieChallenge

It's time to review my first month of #turnIndieChallenge and I'm gonna share publicly the numbers.

Remember if follow me on Twitter you can see my daily progress.

๐Ÿš€ What I did

  • Ghostboard: active development and first launch, is the analytics speacially designed for Ghost blogs.
  • Starting 2nd project I will launch on September 2018

Not sure if you think it isn't enough but I worked a lot of time and spent a lot of energy ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผ

๐Ÿ’‰ Besides, my wife was hospitalized on last week of August and I only workedsome short time periods whenever I could.

โš–๏ธ What I got

My review is positive, the best is the good feedback I received, I think some people are really interested in the tool I'm building.

Product Hunt Comment 1

Product Hunt Comment 2

Hacker News Comment 2

Hacker News Comment 3

Even it reached the Hacker News frontpage ๐Ÿคช
Hacker News

Of course, not only nice messages ๐ŸŒˆ but I see signups and users too, let's talk about it in a moment.

The downside is I noticed I have to work a lot more and harder about spread the word and market it, it's a lot slower that I thought.

About numbers, money and so on, I have no problem for sharing, keep reading ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ’ฐ Show me the money and numbers

Along this August Ghostboard got:

  • 18 signups: people who leaved their email ๐ŸŒŽ
  • 12 users: signups who validated their email (66%) โœ‰๏ธ
  • 9 blogs: users who set up it in their blogs (75%) โš™๏ธ
  • $15 revenue ๐Ÿ’ต

In total:

  • 3 customers actually ๐ŸŒธ
  • 8 users in free trial (30 days) ๐ŸŽฎ
  • 1 user in free trial already entered its card ๐Ÿ’ณ
  • 0 cancellations ๐ŸŽฏ

๐Ÿ“บ Coming soon

I keep working actively in Ghostboard, I'm improving and will improving a lot more and I love to see it running in another blogs ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป On the other hand, I am also working on what will be my second project that I will launch in September. I initially expected to launch at the end of August, but after the launch and traction of Ghostboard I decided to change the direction a bit and it was a delay.

After that, I consider doing even shorter projects and I must explore the world of mobile applications ๐Ÿ“ฑ

โŒš๏ธ This would be very long if I write everything I am learning, deciding, reading or feeling these days, but maybe I will write about it at another time.

If you want to follow my progress more closely and my day to day, follow me on Twitter.

๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh and if you have a Ghost blog, try for free Ghostboard for 30 days no credit card required and tell me your opinion.

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

David Burgos

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