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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

How Recommending My Competitors Helped My Business

07 Feb 2018

Around two years ago I started doing something a little unorthodox - I started recommending my competitors to any customer that lets their free trial expire without converting to a paid account. I wrote a blog post about it at the time, which you can read here - Why I Tell My Users To Try My Competitors.

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January 2018 Income Report

05 Feb 2018

And with this post I’m finally up to date again, except I still need to do a post to round up 2017. Hopefully I’ll get that one done before 2019…

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December 2017 Income Report

01 Feb 2018

Ooops, only a month late on this one. My apologies to everyone who asked where this post was, the truth is I’ve actually just been too busy with BugMuncher (for once).

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November 2017 Income Report

04 Dec 2017

November was only really a half-month for me, as Sophie and I went on our honeymoon. Even with my half-assed effort, revenue stayed pretty steady, only dropping into negative growth right at the end of the month.

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October 2017 Income Report

01 Nov 2017

It’s doing that thing again. The universe. It’s doing that creepy karma thing.

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September 2017 Income Report

03 Oct 2017

Fucking hell! September was a crazy month for BugMuncher, and not in a good way. Based on August, and how I knew I wouldn’t be dedicating much time to BugMuncher in September, I didn’t expect to have a very good month, but what I wasn’t expecting was my most active month in terms of subscribers.

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August 2017 Income Report

04 Sep 2017

Well shit. I mean, it was bound to happen eventually, and considering that over the last two months BugMuncher hasn’t received a great deal of attention from me, I really shouldn’t be surprised. But happen it did. BugMuncher entered recession, I finished the month with a loss in Monthly Recurring Revenue for the first time since I started working on it full time:

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Do You Really Need a JavaScript Framework?

31 Aug 2017

A while back, I built a new BugMuncher control panel using the JavaScript framework Ember.js, in order to make use of the REST API back-end I’d also been working on. Deciding to go with a JavaScript framework for the control panel, instead of building it entirely in Ruby on Rails, is easily my biggest regret with regards to BugMuncher. And that includes re-writing the entire code-base from scratch. Twice.

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July 2017 Income Report

07 Aug 2017

To borrow a phrase from Patrick McKenzie (or patio11 as you may know him), this month I put BugMuncher in to maintenance mode. This basically means I didn’t put much time in, and when I did it was only for customer support and bug fixes.

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June 2017 Income Report

05 Jul 2017

I’ll warn you in advance, this isn’t going to be my most interesting update, simply because I had a really busy month, and wasn’t able to focus as much time as I’d have liked on BugMuncher.

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