August 12, 2020

1 year launch anniversary & $50K ARR milestone!

Jen @lunchbag

August marks 1 year since launching Lunch Money on Show HN. Crazy to think that a year ago, no one really knew about Lunch Money and now I've hit $50k ARR!

This recounting of Launch Day is always fun to go back to:

Since launching, I've pushed out an insane amount of new features. Among the biggest ones are CSV importing, developer API, a powerful query tool, a customizable rules engine that powers all the magic behind Lunch Money, cryptocurrency wallet balance syncing, etc. In fact, our public changelog has over 112 entries, averaging about just over 2 per week!

Anyways, there's a lot to reminisce about over the last year and maybe I'll do a bigger write-up later but just wanted to share this milestone first here on IndieHackers :)

  1. 2

    Yessss Jen! This is awesome, keep killing it!

    1. 1

      Thanks for the support, Sarah! :D

  2. 2

    Congrats Jen! 🙌 Your journey building Lunch Money is as amazing as the product itself.

    I can't wait to read your 1 year write-up!

    1. 1

      Thanks for the support Kat 😁😁

  3. 1

    Congrats! Honestly a bit surprised you don't have more users given how bad Mint is!

  4. 1

    Congratulations! I've switched over to Lunch Money a few months ago and I'm super happy to see that more and more people are getting to know and appreciate it.

    1. 1

      Thanks for the support! :D

  5. 1

    Amazing product and great inspiration for all of us solopreneurs out there! 🤩

    1. 1

      Thanks Yuan Hao! Hope all is going well with you :)

  6. 1

    Congratulations Jen. Your journey has been an inspiration for my own. Keep rising and shining 🚀

    1. 1

      Thank you!!!

  7. 1

    I like your website, changelog, and blog. What I don't understand is why you are hiding all the blog articles except the 3 last ones?

    1. 1

      Thanks! Haha, I only have those 3 blog posts right now :p the blog is fairly new!

      1. 1

        Ahaha, got it! Good luck!

  8. 1

    Congratulation! I've been following you for quite a while. Glad to see you achieve this milestone 👏👏

    1. 1

      Thank you for following along! :D

  9. 1

    ... another silent follower here to congratulate you on this milestone... and in a pandemic year!
    Great job!

    1. 1

      Thank you! That means a lot :)

  10. 1

    Happy for you! What are your best performing marketing channels nowadays?

    1. 1

      Thanks! Word of mouth! 🥰

  11. 1

    Congrats and I'm happy for you!! Can't wait to see where you will take this!

    1. 1

      Thanks! Me too, hehe :)

  12. 1

    I have been following for quite a bit and I love how far you've come.

    Honestly, great job and like I told you a few months ago I hope I can become as great as you.

    1. 1

      Thanks for the kind words & the continued support!

  13. 1

    Congratulations Jen.

    This is a great milestone.

    You have built an awesome product, and it shows in the number!

    I also think that going the B2C road is an order of magnitude harder than B2B, especially when bootstrapping, so congrats ++.

    1. 1

      Thank you!

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