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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