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Unavoidable when you run ads I guess πŸ˜…

@maximehugodupre @birdy_so New trend in #buildinpublic haha. Congrats on the impressive growth bro 😎
Building just for the sake of building is so much fun. You should try it sometimes πŸ˜„

* ChatGPT helps me write half of the code for this new project. I’m a believer now 🀯

Inspired by Marc, I'm sharing my 1-year stats for @ktool_io

🌐 93k unique visitors
πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€ 4k+ signups
πŸ’° $7,447 revenue
πŸ’³ 196 paid customers (136 subscribers)

I'm not going to "quit" it yet but will explore more startup ideas

*AI fomo, here I come πŸ˜†

My startup @HabitsGarden just hit 100k visitors πŸŽ‰

...but it's time to quit ❌

$4k revenue for 1 year of work is not worth it 😞

Back to shipping more products πŸ’ͺ
πŸ’‘ Pro tip: Don't lazy load images above the fold

It may increase the Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) and affect your SEO ranking.

I managed to remove the CLS issue from Google Search Console with this simple change.

@DmytroKrasun Ah I remember this SEO trick haha. Glad to see it also works for you. I will continue to share my learnings here. IMO it’s the best thing about #buildinpublic πŸ˜„
My Twitter account gained 13K followers in 1 year 🀯

I don't have any "strategy": no threads, no gated content, no engagement groups... πŸ˜…

I just tweet what I thought. People like to see me struggle in public πŸ₯Ή

If only MRR growth is also like this 🀣

If KTool is a success then my hit rate is 50%

I shipped just 2 side projects in the last 7 years

I'm probably a lot luckier than I realize 🫣

I got my first MRR from @RevenueCat πŸ₯³

Some observations:

β€” Conversion rate is low bc $6/mo is pretty high for mobile users

β€” A few trial users canceled and subscribed on the web instead (I don't have to pay Apple tax, can't complain)

OK. Rolling your own auth was a mistake πŸ₯Ή

Celebrating a small milestone today πŸŽ‰

KTool has delivered 100K articles to our users πŸ₯³

My _tiny_ startup has been helping more than 4,000 people gain back their focus πŸ€“

If you’re using @PaddleHQ, spend 15 minutes to:

- Enable Checkout Recovery: send abandoned cart email notification

- Apply for Profitwell Retain: automatically recover involuntary churns

This helped me a few times already.

My onboarding improvement seems to be working

The Setup conversion rate increases from 59.3% to 71.91%

I shipped a lot in February πŸ’ͺ

πŸ“£ New Update: So. Many. Features.

February may be a short month, but I still managed to ship a lot of features.

I’m super excited to share what’s news on KTool.

Read on ↓
It's a write-release-notes kind of day for me.

I've been using Apple Notes to write most of my content, and I love it.

Although not as powerful, it's better than 99% of web-based editors out there.

Any Apple Notes fan here? πŸ‘‹

After improving retention, my focus will be on customer acquisition again

βœ… Sponsored 2 newsletters
βœ… Booked an SEO service
⬜️ Bring back freemium
⬜️ Add Google Sign In
⬜️ Reach out to 5 newsletter authors

What's your plan for this week?

Someone signed up using the auto-generated email by Apple.

And the email address starts with "churns" πŸ’€πŸ€£

Open startup update (Feb 2023)

πŸ’° $525 revenue (+42%)
πŸ’Έ $702 MRR (+13%)
πŸ€‘ $636 profit/mo

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» 8.3k visitors (-14%)
πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό 352 new signups (-16%)
#⃣ 4.24% (visitor β†’ signup)

πŸ’³ 16 new subscribers
😒 3 churned
#⃣ 4.55% (signup β†’ subscriber)

Failure of the day 🫣

My message for validation email was so confusing that some of my users emailed me the 6-digit code instead of filling it in the app πŸ₯Ή