February 2021 Income Report: $3,549.20 (+1061.43%)

This month was 10x last month's side project earnings. Here's are summary of things that were different about this month:

Here's a breakdown of my side income:

Total: $3,549.20

I think this month was a bit of an anomaly. I don't expect other months to do that well. But, I am working on SEO for the vim course. I'm also not actively promoting the Product/Tool Feedback. That's really only for random people who DM me on Twitter asking me to try their product.

Additional Context on Product/Tool Feedback

I started it at $100 not expecting the person to buy it, but then they did! I raised the price to $250 after and people have still expressed interest. My plan is to keep increasing it after each purchase until I hit $1000. I don't expect people to buy it, but if someone really wants it they will. It's more of a "if I do this, it has to be super worth it for both of us because it's taking away from other things like indie hacking and working on courses."

Note: the percentage increase is a little bit off because last month I was counting income as revenue minus fees. That is becoming more difficult so I switched to only counting revenue.

Until next month!

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    I am really suprised that the royalty reward from Egghead isn't that much. How does it compare if you do your own YT channel?

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      Well, to be fair, I haven't made any new videos in a while. I made a React Hooks course and a Figma course but those are getting old now 😂

      Good question about YT. Not sure, I'd have to look or chat with someone who has monetized their channel. Either way, might just use YouTube more so for marketing purposes.

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        Oh, then those are pretty much passive incomes for you! That's good! I thought you are actively contributing to it but just get less than $200, that doesn't sound fair 😅

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    Keep up the progress @jsjoeio!

    QQ - I've been thinking about youtube collaborations for my productivity tool Brutask as well. Can you share how you went about with the same for Vim? Might help me out a lot!


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      Thanks @siddhitaupare!

      Sure! It went something like this:

      1. Friend suggested idea
      2. I created a shared google doc and wrote a script
      3. We each filmed our parts separately
      4. I sent him the video/audio in a google drive folder
      5. He made the final edits and published on his channel

      I hope that helps!

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        Thanks a lot! Yes, that was surely helpful!

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    That's great, congrats, Joe!

    As someone who also recently hit ATH revenue for his startup (actually it's been 2 months in a row), do you fear not being able to replicate this every month?

    Surely the exponential growth has to stop at some point, no?

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      Absolutely! I mean the past two days, I've had 0 sales for my vim course. I don't expect to be able to replicate this every month, but I would like to make it stead or more predictable. Might be hard with an info-product though.

      If I asked you the same question, what would you say?

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