I love projects that share their traffic, revenue and other metrics publicly. If the numbers are small, it just shows that every project starts out small. If they are big, it's even more inspiring. Especially if you can follow their progress over time.
I share the metrics for Watch Routine both here at IndieHackers and on a dedicated page with some more detailed statistics on the website: watchroutine.com/open
Just launched the project so nothing too impressive yet. The only paying customer is, well myself.
My main reasons for sharing the numbers are:
- It's inspiring to see how other bootstrapped businesses are doing, and I want to contribute by sharing my own data.
- It gives me a reason to build a nice overview of the metrics, not something I would have spent time on otherwise.
- Marketing, hopefully it can drive some traffic to the site.
- Add more statistics from the app, such as charts over usage etc.
- Display anonymous data live, for example when a user adds a new workout.
- Show correlations between money put into marketing vs. number of new users (customer acquisition cost).
- Start taking my own time into account for the expenses (currently just displaying the costs of running the server etc, which is a huge underestimate)
Are you sharing your revenue / traffic numbers? Why, or why not?
Do you have a dedicated page for it on your project's website, or do you share it exclusively on your IndieHackers project page?
And which are your favourite open startup pages?