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#buildinpublic people I need your help!

We're doing our first enterprise sale and have to fill out long excel forms from procurement middleman companies.

How much extra do I charge for the manual work and abiding bey their purchasing terms?
Product Hunt launch results

πŸ† #1 Product of the day (We did it, yay πŸŽ‰)
πŸ‘ 575 upvotes (more than expected)
πŸ‘€ 2,997 page visits (+60% more than usual)
πŸ”‘ 27 signups (+70% more than usual)

Impact on conversions & SEO: TBD

Thank's for all your support! #buildinpublic
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Can you help me test this prototype?

It's a digital candy store. The experience of selecting candies should be delightful πŸ˜„

Does the whole zooming/panning/clicking work for you like in the video? (There's no checkout yet)

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Sharing my design process for v2.0 of Stagetimer

You can clearly see each iteration getting cleaner:
πŸ“’ less visual noise
🎨 less use of color
πŸ¦— more space between elements
πŸ–±οΈ clear difference button vs. no button

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It took Stagetimer 224 days from €0 to €1
and 270 days from €1 to €1000 MRR

Consistency is key πŸ”‘
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Worst case happened this morning with stagetimer.io, server went down.

Some bad frontend code of mine had an infinite loop. So I managed to DDoS myself πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

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We decreased churn from 27% to 4% and increased revenue by providing a one-time payment option πŸ’Έ

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πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ I have little clue about SEO. These are my most visited entry pages:

1. stagetimer.io
2. stagetimer.io/pricing/
3. stagetimer.io/features/
4. Article about building Stagetimer: stagetimer.io/blog/building-…

What am I doing right/wrong? #buildinpublic
If you work on a side project beside your day job, how do you get the energy? #buildinpublic
Here's a little growth hack I'm using. Users can share a "magic link" to their timer. But shows my logo, which conveniently is also the page url πŸ‘€πŸ§ πŸ˜‰

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Today I discovered an open source project very similar to stagetimer: github.com/cpvalente/onti…

It's currently windows only. I'm curious how they solved the same problems I faced πŸ€”

Have any of you faced OSS alternatives to your product? #buildinpublic
Please roast my redesign!

Left: Current state. Features building up over time, very busy
Right: Redesign, cleaner, more room to breathe

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I hear the advice to founders β€œyou have to move fast!” But why?
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Hey #buildinpublic people, please help me with something. Is this a normal distribution between yearly and monthly subscriptions? Seems a lot of yearly subscribers. Could it mean my prices are too low?
Fellow indie founders, what is your most successful marketing strategy so far?

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Building my first public API.

How do you do API key validation? Is it okay as query parameter? Like ?api-key=123

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Sharing the good and the ugly about building stagetimer.io:

πŸ”» Churn up 20% with 6 cancelations
1⃣ They only needed it for a single event
πŸ‘‰ We'll add a one time pricing option
πŸ˜ƒ We get the greatest customer feedback
πŸ’ͺ I'm encouraged we have good PMF

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Good people who #buildinpublic, do you also have the constant urge to redesign your UI?
Growing slow but steady. 24 customers of whom 2 churned. stagetimer.io βŒ›οΈ

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