Launched CozyCal's own podcast: Refuel. On Refuel, we share stories of entrepreneurs behind interesting businesses. https://www.cozycal.com/refuel-podcast
Launched Zapier integration (beta) on CozyCal.
Launched CozyCal on Product Hunt and saw a small spike in trial users.
Shared our power struggle of bootstrapping as a couple and also the story behind building CozyCal.
We made some major changes to CozyCal's look and added Stripe integration, and our users are loving it.
Our acquisition channel is still limited to CozyCal's WordPress directory. We find that marketing a product could be much harder than building one.
First customer converted after nearly 4 months of 'dry-spell'. Many trial and error. A lesson well-learned is that increasing the pricing before offering concrete product value is a dangerous move.
Installed Intercom and it is magical. We can chat with our customers in real-time and understand their needs better. Now we respond to our users' Intercom messages faster than we reply each other's text messages.
Joining Launch Academy's three-month startup program and meet up with Vancouver's local bootstrappers.
We both conducted customer interviews to better understand their business needs for scheduling.
Dreaming of making it on their own Chris and Kat embark on the journey of bootstrapping. AKA, losing precious savings ever so slowly.
As a software developer, Chris's focus is on the technical side of CozyCal. Most of his time is spent on coding new features, fixing bugs and improving the efficiency of the underlying 'infrastructure' of CozyCal.
Kat, on the other hand, focus on the non-technical side of CozyCal, spending most of her collecting feedback from users, building the website, and finding new leads.
The startup Chris works for goes under. Kat's resigned from her corporate consultant job. Trump is elected. Chris and Kat move back to Canada.
Chris and Kat get hitched. They don't work together yet.
CozyCal was built to make appointment scheduling, friendlier 💖, quicker 🐰, and maybe even a bit fun 🎸.