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Experience all the excitement and crippling self-doubt, as I document my journey with BugMuncher from Side Project to Profitable Start Up

April 2017 Income Report

03 May 2017

Usually, I hate the phrase ‘emotional rollercoaster’, but fuck me, was April an emotional rollercoaster. It started well, really well, I was up $260 monthly recurring revenue in the first week! Then in the middle of the month things started to go down hill.

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March 2017 Income Report

04 Apr 2017

March was a pretty decent month, loads better than February, but then that’s not really much of an achievement. This was my first month with the new pricing structure, and without the free plan, which definitely had an effect, and mostly it was for the better.

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How to Kill Yourself with a Remote Job

23 Mar 2017

A remote job can be like love at first sight or it can remind you of that time you agreed to go out with your friend’s co-worker, even though for some reason your friend couldn’t find a photo of said co-worker beforehand.

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Why I'll always suck at marketing

08 Mar 2017

Regular readers of this blog will know that marketing is far from my strong suit. In fact, my inability to get marketing is a regular theme on these pages, as I often feel it’s holding me back.

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February 2017 Income Report

02 Mar 2017

Ah February, always seems to be a bit a shit month for me. In fact I could pretty much just copy and paste last February’s blog post - not much income growth, and only a small net increase in paying customers. Still, growth is growth, and grow I did.

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January 2017 Income Report

13 Feb 2017

Up until now these monthly posts have been somewhat awkwardly titled “From Side Project to Profitable Startup”. I’ve decided to drop that title format now that BugMuncher is profitable, so these posts will just be referred to as [month] [year] Income Report”.

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2016 In Review

03 Feb 2017

2016 was my first full calendar year working full time on BugMuncher, and what a year it was! Most importantly, I reached profitability in November 2016.

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From Side Project to Profitable Startup - Part 24 - December's Details

12 Jan 2017

After an amazing November, I decided to take it easy for the rest of the year, essentially putting BugMuncher in maintenance mode of the month. Ie: just responding to emails and fixing issues. So considering I put zero effort into marketing or development, December was a surprisingly good month.

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How I turned my side project into a profitable startup

09 Jan 2017

As regular readers will already know, in November 2016 BugMuncher finally reached profitability, completing the quest I embarked upon 15 months ago. It’s pretty awesome to know that BugMuncher is now covering all of my living expenses, and is 100% bootstrapped, ie: no outside funding, and no debts.

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From Side Project to Profitable Startup - Part 23 - November's Numerations

12 Dec 2016

Much to my relief, November was a really good month, but then, it didn’t take much to be better than the shit sandwich that was October.

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