I spent most of my time with freelance projects last week and working on the results of The Maker Report. Sadly, I haven’t finished all parts of the report but I’m at 90% so I’ll push on Monday to finish that remaining 10%. I could spend my nights and weekend working on it but when I left my 9 to 5 it was also one of my goals to have a better work-life balance so I skipped late-night hacking this time. I have mixed feelings about it though because this way I missed my goal again but I also had a great weekend and I have more energy for this week. Probably I should do this more often and the bad feelings will go away.
I helped my girlfriend launch her first product and while I did that I had to take a look at my Mailchimp settings for Story View. The free version of the plugin has 1 to 3 downloads every week (it had 55 downloads since the free version became available) but in the last 3 months, no one purchased the PRO version. This makes me think that people are looking for a plugin like this (the landing page had 150 new organic visitors in the last 30 days) but maybe they don’t want to pay for it, or they would pay for it but the features I made available in the free version is more than enough for them. If that’s the case, I didn’t make the right choice when I launched the free version. To test my hypothesis I’m going to remove the free version of the plugin. I’ll probably decrease the price for a short amount of time as well. I made some sales at this price already but maybe it’s a bit high. We’ll see.
Todo for this week: