October 10, 2019

First Paying Customer to $4938 Revenue

Amie Chen @hyperyolo

Launching on ProductHunt gave Spider Pro a good boost - I got the very first paying customer shortly after went live. The price was set to $38 per sale with a $10 off coupon till 8/31. By the end of the month, I had made a total of $4938 and 172 sales.

Since I launched accidentally, I didn't implement a trial. This turned out to be one of the most asked questions - which I absolutely agreed, knowing the nature of web scraping. Some people asked for a refund because it didn't work for the sites they wanted to scrape and some people actually got it working after trying my custom solutions. Working through each of these support tickets help me understand how people are going to use Spider Pro much better, and help me formulate a plan for the next update.

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    Congrats and really cool product! I like that the landing page gives you an instant demo.

    1. 1

      Thanks! I like it too (haha) - after I did that I vowed to myself every landing page I make from now on needs an instant demo.

  2. 1

    Congrats on the revenue!

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    Congrats! Great progress. Really interested in what you’d doing. As a non dev, tools like this can be very handy. One feature that’d be amazing is a means of dynamically scrapping/creating RSS feeds to drive other sites (eg. A job site fed from several different job sites.

    I’m aware this is probably a mission to implement lent but also know I and many others would benefit a huge amount!

    Import.io is meant to do this, but have found it fails miserably and has poor support.

    Best of luck!

    1. 1

      Interesting - I will keep this in mind. Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. 1

    Nice Amie! :) Keep it up :)

    You pay a one time fee?

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