goodwoodglobes brought in precisely $0 in September.
And that was precisely the plan. I didn't do any promotion at all in September, in the hope of getting zero orders. As an anti-marketing plan, it was 100% successful.
Like many IndieHackers, I have a background in software, so it's a real adjustment to sell a physical product, like a 3D wood-carved globe. I'm really good at writing software in next-to-no-time with zero capital. A physical product? Well, that takes a little longer, and it requires capital.
To get myself started, I needed to raise that capital, which I did through crowdfunding on Indiegogo. As rewards, I promised my backers 3D wood-carved maps, which I've delivered, and 3D wood-carved globes, which I'm working on.
That's right: goodwoodglobes is a globemaking company, but I've never made a globe.
I could have continued to seek orders and deliver the maps, but that would leave me with no time for product development. Instead, I've deliberately turned off demand for the low-margin maps, to focus on the higher-margin globes.
Here's to maintaining zero monthly revenue in October and November, too, so that I can deliver the first globes by the end of November, just as I promised my backers!