The worst thing about having a seasonal biz like @BudgetSheet is that all your churn tends to happen at the same time as all your new customers for that season come in too - especially with annual plans.
It can be demoralizing to see so much churn all at once.
@indie_worldwide@BudgetSheet The past 30 days have been the best ever so far. Almost at $1.4k MRR with lots of traction for growth deeper into Q1 + Q2, which is the best time of year for budget & finance apps. #buildinpublic
Maintaining an old side project from 2009 so the handful of paying customers you have for it can still use it is always fun and games until the server goes down and it's an old VPS with ancient tech. #buildinpublic
It's amazing how many people email you just straight up saying they are building a competing product asking for things that are core to your business like your source code, why you made some product decision, help with something, etc. #buildinpublic
@BudgetSheet I am currently resisting some things that will turn it into A Real Business™ because those things are not fun. I know I will eventually have to do those things, but not right now. Not for a while.
The end of a disappointing night. I spent the last 4 hours coding and just realized at the end of it all when I began testing it in the full environment that my new approach won't work. At all. Now I get to throw it all away. 😞 #buildinpublic
1) Plaid's flaky support for certain banks, and 2) Chrome 92's update that blocks alert()/prompt() dialogs (I used prompt() to confirm before account unlinking, ALL @Google add-on HTML displays in x-origin iframes)