November 8, 2019

First two sales!!

Ben Robertson @benjamingrx

Two exciting things happened this week ๐Ÿ™‚

First, a new email subscriber reached out to me to ask about a premium version of the newsletter where I send out instant alerts. I forgot I even advertised this in the welcome email! He was interested in signing up, so I got him going at $9/month. I added a reminder in the weekly newsletter that this exists to see if I can convert a few more users.

Second, the day after I implemented the pay what you want model, I got my first ever job listing sale! A customer posted a job for $100!!! This was a prospect I had reached out to a couple times before and never heard back from. I emailed some new prospects and a few old ones about launching pay what you want right after I launched it.

It was so awesome to see 2 emails from Stripe in my inbox this week ๐Ÿ’ช

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