A week ago today I started trying to validate the idea of adding subscriptions to Place Card Me.
And just five days later (on Tuesday) I booked my very first recurring revenue! A $200 annual plan.
I wrote about the entire process from idea to execution and lessons learned on my blog. It includes a guest appearance by a very special Indie Hacker. :)
Anyway, I'm super stoked. This was one of my four goals for the entire year and I can't believe I hit it 15 days in!
I just checked my Place Card Me Dashboard and noticed that the revenue on the site just crossed $30k all time! As of this writing it's sitting at $30,045.00.
There's no magic recipe for how I got here and as you can see on the monthly breakdown it's just been slow and steady (and seasonal) growth over the last two and a half years.
Still, round numbers are fun and the continued growth of the product revenue is quite satisfying to look out from the zoomed out view (particularly for as long as the numbers continue to go up and to the right...).
Honestly, I've been complacent with Place Card Me for most of the year - primarily because I've been bored by it and focused on Pegasus. But that hasn't prevented it from continuing to grow and stay my most profitable product. As we start moving towards the end of the year where planning and reflection happens I can't help thinking that Place Card Me will probably play a larger part of my 2020.
In the meantime just thought it'd be fun to drop a little celebration here.
Last week I added a new feature to let people generate table cards (basically a big sign you put on a table to show guests what table name/number it is ) in addition to their place cards.
In less than a week since the feature’s been live it’s been bought five times for a grand total of $15. Not exactly breaking the bank, but a good start to getting some money I never would have made otherwise!
In September I'm excited to see how my average revenue per customer changes. It's been stuck at exactly $5 for more than a year, but I think will start to climb a bit!
A few more details in my monthly retro: http://www.coryzue.com/writing/aug-2019/
When I got married last year my wife and her bridal party spent the night before our rehearsal writing our guests' names onto place cards. We decided there had to be a better way.