I got the first sale of my ebook Space Apps for Android on Gumroad. It's the first sale of my first Gumroad product.
It happened thanks to my Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 promotion. Nothing fancy, I just offered a discount and shared it on my newsletter and Twitter. It turns out the customer is a good friend who noticed the offer, bought the product, and left a star-rating.
Aside from the gratification and encouragement, why is this early sale important?
Because Gumroad needs a few initial sales to run some checks and verify a new account like mine. Also, a few customer ratings are required to join Discover, Gumroad's marketplace that algorithmically recommends products and boosts sales a bit.