February 14, 2020

I made $5,428.91 in 3 days

Zeno Rocha @zenorocha

72 hours ago I launched Dracula PRO. Here are some thoughts and behind the scenes of that process.

Conclusion #1

It's possible to make money with open source.

Conclusion #2

Here's the geographical distribution of traffic this week.

  1. 🇺🇸 United States: 5,449
  2. 🇧🇷 Brazil: 4,303
  3. 🇩🇪 Germany: 1,060
  4. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom: 1,021
  5. 🇮🇳 India: 910

The US alone has 23% of total traffic, that's important to know especially when it comes to distributing content at the right timezone.

Conclusion #3

I tried sharing on Reddit, Product Hunt, HackerNews, and IndieHackers.

Even though they brought some traffic, Twitter still is the number one referral source.

  1. Twitter: 1,788
  2. GitHub: 1,279
  3. Hacker News: 750
  4. Indie Hackers: 527

Conclusion #4

Net Sales are $5,252.47 (after Gumroad fees, refunds, chargebacks, and affiliate fees);

Total Costs are $120.40 (Mailchimp, Typeform, etc);

Net Profit: $5,132.07

Staying lean is very hard, but I'm focused on maintaining the operational costs as low as possible.

Conclusion #5

Now I'm trying to think of ideas to keep the momentum going.

Any suggestions?

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