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We made it to $250/mo in revenue

After reaching $100 MRR in January, we've now just reached $250 MRR! We can now fully cover our server and database costs.

The most surprising part is how little effort we had to make to 2.5x our revenue compared to reaching the first 100/mo.

The main changes we did are:

  • Increasing our pricing, currently at 20$/mo
  • Removed the free plan and replaced it by a free trial.
  • Start publishing Youtube videos to show up on YT.

One outside factor that is helping a lot is that we're now ranking on the first page for the "personal CRM" keyword on both Google and DuckDuckGo.

To reach the next big milestone of $500/mo, we plan to:

  1. Creating more content
  2. Building a clean onboarding (right now everyone has to go through an onboarding call with me)
  3. Redo our landing page
  4. Launch a side app to help people remember birthdays
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    Awesome, congratulations!

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      Thanks! I really appreciate the support :)

    1. 1

      Thanks! It took 2 years though :P

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    Interesting that removing the free plan helped this effect - one of my projects has a free plan and it's something I wouldn't do again. Well done!

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      Because so many internet companies are VC backed, they can afford free plans and thus made it "normal". But the reality is that for any normal non-VC company, you just need to charge to survive :)

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        That's a good point - the project that I give a free plan on is in a space like this. Since all the competitors have them it is the norm and some do convert to paying customers but the free users cost me more than the Pro users in hosting resources. This makes it hard to scale profitably and any problems with bots etc are all through the free plan. It still makes a few bucks... but only just.

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    Congratulations🤗🔥! I wish you a lot of success!

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    congrats! now, $500!

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      Yup! Then it will officially be sort of ramen profitable :)

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