July 2, 2020

Open metrics June

Daniel Díez @danidr

June was the first month running Phoenix Down. It has been an emotional rollercoaster and I want to share some numbers:

💰 Revenue numbers

  • Made $8 in Amazon affiliate commissions
  • Spent $35 on Ghost monthly subscription
  • Spent $57 on a Ghost template
  • Spent $7 on a domain

Total: a $91 loss

📊 Stats

  • 46 email subscribers
  • 3 stories published
  • 1,573 visitors

Hope next month gets better!

  1. 2

    Hey man, just keep pushing forward!

  2. 1

    Wow how are you getting so many visitors?

    1. 1

      Got a big spike when launching first story thanks to featuring someone like Ben Tossel. It was on the front page of HN for some minutes

  3. 1

    What's your revenue model?

    1. 1

      There are 3 ways I see it making more money:

      • There's a monthly/yearly subscription implemented to get access to premium content and resources. It's something that I need to work on.
      • Sponsors (newsletter/blog). I'll have to reach out to more companies willing to sponsor my content, but first impressions are less than 1,000 subs is too little for them.
      • Affiliates (apart from Amazon, got affiliate links to Webflow, Carrd, Integromat, and Secret)
Today's Top Milestones
  • Numbers for February 2021
    Starting this month, I decided to report the numbers for whole months. That is way easier and less sensitive to errors. - Made 1 free product for @tai
  • Migrate to Nuxt SSR
    It was great being online, but the site wasn't doing as well as it could do because it wasn't server-rendered. Very kindly Alex Lichter from the Nuxt
  • Start the development
    In 2016 I built a time-tracking app for android. At that time, I was learning programming and the goal for the app was just to practice the skills. Fo