Remote Weekly v2.0 is out! API included.
I call this release "back to the drawing board", because in 2020, RW went full circle:
RW launched before the pandemic. The goal was to deliver highly personalized job offers to remote working professionals using:
The early feedback and traction were good. So what happened?
I got sidetracked.
When the lockdown started happening around the globe, I saw huge traffic and sign-up spikes.
But that's good, right?
Well, it depends. Most of the new traffic wasn't my target audience.
It was people suddenly finding themselves locked at home, looking for a remote job. Any remote job.
They had no preference, experience, or focus. I couldn't categorize them and deliver relevant results. And yes, sadly, they had little to offer to any potential remote employer.
I failed to notice this and started steering RW in the wrong direction.
While listening to the wrong feedback, I made a series of bad decisions.
And then the worst, absolutely unspeakable thing happened. I have effectively transformed RW into yet another job board with all those changes. The fate I have actively tried to avoid and feared from the beginning.
Yes, the project was somehow profitable during that period. This, however, wasn't a recurring revenue. There was also no product-founder fit.
To be more specific. The business model seemed to be doable, but... would require time investment in areas I did not want to participate in. At least not full time.
Today, I am happy to release Remote Weekly v2
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