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Watchlimits now displays the history of settings changes.
Useful? Maybe? I think it could be gamified around not changing settings while limited.

I mostly developed it for myself though. It's fun to be your own user!

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Watchlimits.com total active users grew to 60 now!

I'm having those thoughts that it will start reverting back down... as I don't have much time to spent on marketing now.

But something I did in the end of June definitely keeps yielding results.

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Sending emails to my subscribers/customers is one of the most uncomfortable activities for me.
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Not sure why I find it so stressful and awkward, but it's real! Do you also struggle with it?

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The numbers are still very small, but over last month the number of active watchlimits users tripled! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

17 -> 51!

This is not just downloads or installations as uninstalls happen, it's users that have it on.

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I am finishing July with 6 articles written on the watchlimits blog!

watchlimits.com/blog/

They are a mixture of how to articles, new feature announcements and long form content!

It was a lot of work!

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My Ultimate Guide to limit time on YouTube is slowly coming along, thank you everyone who provided helpful tips!

If only writing Ultimate Guides didn't take so much time πŸ˜‚! I plan to release it this week!

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Wondering if your landing page could be converting better?

If you are like me and have no idea what you are doing, check out this checklist I found:
conversionchecklist.org

I'm going to use it for watchlimits.com this week 😱 - I'm scared already.

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Watchlimits.com userbase is still tiny, but last week it grew by ~30%: 21->30.

I don't think that this rate of growth is sustainable... but one can dream right? 🀣

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Woot, woot! Watchlimits.com now has password protection!

This is a great feature for those of us that don't have the strongest will. Just a bit of friction can go a long way.

I wrote a howto post:
watchlimits.com/blog/posts/pas…

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I computed how many landing page views convert into free users and then into paid users (5% assumption) for watchlimits.com and at a current rate I would need 100 months to reach my goal of 100 paid users.

I'm not patient enough!
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My little project netflixcalculator.com success has totally exceeded my expectations!

I wrote up my inspiration, where did the idea come from, the results and what I plan to do next here:
indiehackers.com/post/my-micro-…

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A bit unexpectedly, netflixcalculator.com is also an SEO success, it got on the first page of Google within a week of launching!

This is the power of being a winner for a niche category!

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My tiny project netflixcalculator continues to be easy to promote. Good reddit - 40k views on reddit, ~1k views on the site itself.

I have more plans for promotion next week. My approach is to do many mini-launch experiments, learn and iterate.

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Today I installed hotjar for watchlimits and it blew my mind 🀯:
indiehackers.com/post/watching-…

Do yourself a favor! Install it on your landing page.

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Watchlimits still has 0 paying customers (if you don't count me...), but I am not losing hope!

It's still early on, just the chances of actually completing the #100in100challenge are small :).

But hey, I'm not out of things I want to try out!

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I just bought another domain, it's betterfunactivities.com

what would you put on it? I think it has a really cool potential and I could take it in lots of directions! Even with subdomains!

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OMG! My latest side project - Netflix Calculator - has been on the front page of hacker news for the last 4 hours!

Yes, it's pretty niche! But I am getting some real traffic from this! I honestly expected crickets... and it totally exceeded my expectations!

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This week I launched the first premium feature of watchlimits - you can add allowed channels that don't count against watch time limits.

Do you use YouTube for learning not just entertainment? You don't have to feel guilty about it.

watchlimits.com/blog/posts/all…

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Little sneak peek...

I'm working on a mini-sideproject for a netflix calculator where you can analyze your watch history.

I'm having too much fun with animations :).

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I'm making a great impact here. 5 clicks from search on watchlimits, thank you Google for celebrating my SEO achievement 🀣!

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