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๐Ÿ”ฅAdding an option to make any hotel booking refundable on @TidyRes

Eventually to come to @roomsteals too!

#buildinpublic #hotels #vacation #traveltribe #traveladdict
Thanks to @LogRocket I just found two bugs and squashed them.

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Lately been thinking of adding support for travel agents/advisors/consultant.

2x their income

Are you one? Know one? Get in touch.

#buildinpublic #travel #hotels
Oh, and while we are at it, weโ€™re going to upgrade to PHP 8 and likely a put a fresh coat of @laravelphp on @RoomSteals

Anything else youโ€™d like to see?

#buildinpublic #travel #hotels
Working on adding 100% refundable rate options on @RoomSteals in the coming days/weeks.

Who wants some price protection for their Room Steal?

#buildinpublic #travel #hotels
First night has been epic.

Fixed a bug with a @TidyRes partner so people can book reservations. Added alerting to fix our ability to respond systemically.

Found a spot on BLM land in AZ desert with 5G. Enjoyed a Ruckus ride into the sunset.

#buildinpublic #dontwaittolive
Yesterday I shipped a feature to our B2B platform, @tidyres, that allows partners to give a discount on the hotel prices to their customers.

#buildinpublic #travel
@TidyRes ๐ŸŽ‰ Sat up at 6am
๐ŸŽ‰ Fixed login issue on @TidyRes
๐ŸŽ‰ Fixed missing currency symbol on @TidyRes

#tinyhabits #tinywins #buildinpublic
Didnโ€™t work on much of anything today.

If a bodybuilder takes rest days, so should you, #indiehackers.

#buildcalm #buildinpublic
Ok I want to try something stupid.

Group shopping.

If you bring 4 of your friends and all buy a Room Steals subscription, Iโ€™ll give each of you 20% off the subscription for life.

Current members too.

Not sure how to do this, but any takers? Letโ€™s try it.

#buildinpublic
Trying something new with copywriting...

#buildinpublic
Do something more fun with your $$$ than spending it on your hotel room when you travel.

Expedia and Booking make an average of 25% margin on hotel rooms (that you could keep!)

Room Steals makes these hotel wholesale prices transparent, and available to you.
Try something.
Fail.
Learn.
Stand back up and try again.

#buildinpublic
Thanks to @AndrewSumitani's suggestions, I shipped a bunch of simplification and changes to landing pages, copy, and other bits and bobs.

Current conversion rate is 6.5%. Let's see if I can get that up with some focus.

#buildinpublic
1. Plan your day
2. Start your day
3. Don't build anything (consume instead)
4. Get irritated that you didn't build anything
5. Earnestly plan to do it all tomorrow
6. Rinse/Repeat

This is how to fail.

P.S. I do this often.
P.S.S. I did this today.

#indiehacker #workinpublic
โœ… Shipped (waiting on Google to publish)

#buildinpublic
๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ Just saw Four Seasons in Paris for 83% off! Dang.

Working on rolling out a new version of our extension so I can share the link to you Room Steals members...

(get the extension here: roomsteals.com/extensions )
My 10 year old side project just brokered it's 29,000,000th lead today.

That's a lot of zeros. ๐ŸŽ‰

It started without a UI. Your MVP could be smaller too, I bet.

#buildinpublic
45% test coverage on @TidyRes. Should be at 80-90% by Monday.

Today's agenda:
โœ… Ship something

#buildinpublic #ship
Yesterday:
โœ… Update server packages
โœ… Get around port 22 blockers (@tmobile)

Today:
โœ… Refreshed content on a few sites
โน Hang out with friends and family

Tomorrow:
โน Work on API conversion for @tidyres
โน Spend dedicated time with kids

#ship #calm #buildinpublic
And this week we shipped a feature to pre-populate the coupleโ€™s hotel search with their elopement location.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ#buildinpublic (even though we had to keep it quiet until now)