A web app that generates websites from Google Sheets. Making websites on Sheet2Site domain is free but a custom domain, chat, and analytics is paid for $10 / mo or $60 / year. You can read the full story.
Total traffic: 67,626 visitors
Traffic last 30 days: 5,300 visitors
Total gross revenue: $1,054
Current MRR: $66
The product runs itself! It’s been 4 months without any significant updates, no automation (I’m still doing all manually), no ads or SEO and it’s keep growing.
This product solves a wide range of problems. It’s covering too much of different audiences but it’s not good enough for any of them. I need to make it more niche and desirable to to specific people like Susana (fictitious name) from San-Francisco, who is doing affiliate marketing and customize Sheet2Site for her to LOVE it.
A Mac menu bar app shows you exactly how much % of the life, year, month and day has progressed. Price is $5 (single payment). You can read the full story.
Total traffic: 18,444 visitors
Traffic last 30 days: 1,199 visitors
Total gross revenue: $2,120
This is my most successful product so far that went viral and made most of my revenue. It’s a great example when something very small and niche could be LOVED.
Whenever I launch my apps on Product Hunt, I get this spikes of traffic that are only one time results. I haven’t found another way to have a more stable traffic coming from there. Therefore, I am considering now submitting this app into the Mac App Store.
A web tool that previews and prepares your Product Hunt submission. I made it together with Max Rovensky
Total traffic: 3,293 visitors
Donated (Buy me a coffee): 3
Total gross donations: $7.5 ($15 divided by 2)
My first mini collaboration with making products. It’s pretty fast to build products (this took us only 5 days) with a clear idea and a good developer who is x100 better coding than you.
A nice free tool that was made to solve our own problems was launched and it was liked in the Product Hunt community.
In my case, donation for products has never worked. Although, the goal was to make it free from the beginning so, is all good. This is more a reminder that if you want to make a paid product, you need to charge money for it and If you want to share something for free, make it free without expecting anything in return.
It’s an amazing feeling to work on something than makes me passionate. Some days I could work 16 hours on creating my baby product. In some others, I don’t work as much but I know that my babies are working for me and making me money. This much more fun for me than working in a office job where I would exchange my time for money.
I’m at $5,000 total revenue in 5 months, so $1000/mo in average total gross revenue. This is cool but I have a goal in MRR not in Gross Revenue.
So why am I making products with singe time payments instead of recurrent ones? Because the ideas that I had so far are pretty simple and are a fit for single time payments. To avoid procrastination and wait until when I will finally come up with a perfect idea for a product with recurring payment (or just add recurring payment on all of my products), I am making things that seem good enough to myself. I think it’s because I don’t have much experience yet (5 months). So I will keep making products to learn from each next and then the next one, and so on . Good ideas are born when you do, not when you wait.
I don’t know how to generate stable traffic to my websites. All my traffic comes from Product Hunt and the press. I am considering that need to learn basic SEO and use AppStore for my future products.
I didn’t validate any of my ideas. Just code and launch. I will reflect on whether I will need to validate before start coding and do validation learning first.
Follow my progress to $1000/mo. No spam. Here’s a sneak peek of what I’m working on next.