Hi Indie Hackers! I am a longtime lurker here since October of last year. I've decided to finally come out of the shadows and introduce myself and get some feedback on a freelance product I am working on. I am a developer like many here and need some marketing and sales advice on my website.
The product is geared towards solo freelancers , so I am not planning to do enterprise sales, use investors, etc. It's simply a side project at this point and if it turns into something more, great! I freelance on the side so this product is personal to me and scratches my own itch. I just wanted a stupid simple tool that saves me time without all the bells and whistles of other tools. I got some great feedback from random people. I have a few cheerleaders for Yuum already, which is nice.
The product will going to alpha next month to my close friends and family and then I will release to beta afterwards. I built the app in Node/React/Redux.
Should I charge users for the beta period? If so how much? I was thinking $15 to $20/month. I am not offering a free plan but I will add a 14 day trial and there will be a 30 money back policy too.