RT @Shpigford
1/ We're no longer pursuing building @maybe around part-time/fractional employment.

Here's the note I sent to the team last week.

While I'm still bullish on the concept, I no longer believe it can work for *new* product/software companies. At least it didn't for us.

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RT @chddaniel
I don't usually recommend info products (or stuff generally)

But I've just started "Hit the Front Page of Hacker News" by @deliberatecoder

and GOD it's so well made!!

I was disappointed at first because I signed up for Notion after Mercury and thought I blew my chance at the perk, but then when I realized I still qualified, I felt like I basically found $1k on the ground.

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My thousand-dollar tip of the day.

I just discovered that if you're a @BankMercury customer, you get $1k in credit for Notion. The best part is that they'll honor the coupon even if you're already a Notion customer.

RT @tinypilotkvm
You can now purchase TinyPilot Voyager directly from Europe!

Thanks to a partnership with @punkt_de, European customers can purchase their Voyager from Germany for faster delivery and no surprise tariffs. kvm-ip.de/en/

I did get more Gumroad ratings. I think I had 9 five-star ratings before the experiment. During the week, I got 3 more five-star ratings but also 1 one-star rating (no other feedback given). Oddly, Gumroad still shows this as a perfect 5-star rating overall.

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The sales page had 318 unique visitors over this period, so almost exactly 1/3 of people who were interested enough to visit the site ended up purchasing the course.

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Final results of my weeklong pay-what-you want experiment for my blogging course, Hit the Front Page of Hacker News.

105 new customers
$755.34 in new sales
$7.19 average price paid
$39 max price paid

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The $588 in revenue makes this the strongest sales month since March.

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At this point, offering pay-what-you-want pricing has increased my total number of customers by 50%. In just over one day:

71 new customers
$458.20 in new sales
$6.45 average price paid
$39 max price paid

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Only one customer has chosen a price that's not a whole dollar amount. They made two separate purchases, and I feel like the numbers they chose are some sort of riddle for me to decode.

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In five hours, this sale has exceeded my revenue for all of July.

32 new customers
$273.20 in new sales
$8.54 average price paid
$39 max price paid

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After two hours:

10 new customers
$97 in new sales
$9.70 average price paid
$30 max price paid

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Here's what sales look like today, 30 minutes after I offered pay-what-you-want pricing on Hit the Front Page of Hacker News.

6 new customers
$58 in new sales
$9.60 average price paid
$25 max price paid

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Here's what sales looked like from pre-launch announcement through the course launch in January

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Here's what I got done this week:
* Automated a frequent TinyPilot support task
* Enjoyed being outside the critical path for code reviews
* Cleaned my dangerously dirty dryer duct
whatgotdone.com/michael/2021-0

A "do things that don't scale" that I've finally gotten around to scaling. If a TinyPilot customer's install got screwed up, I directed them to email me for a new image.

Now they can just prove their purchase through the website and get the latest image. Thanks @jdeanwallace!
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RT @tinypilotkvm
Ever need to reset your TinyPilot back to its original state? You can now download the image for your device and flash it to your device's …
twitter.com/tinypilotkvm/statu

I just upgrade logpaste.com to @litestreamio v0.3.5. The latest Litestream release supports running your app as a child process, which allows me to get rid of a gross hack I used to run Litestream alongside my app under Docker.

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