January 3, 2020

2019 newsletter results and 2020 goals

Carl Chenet @chaica

2019 was a great year for my newsletter Le Courrier du hacker https://lecourrierduhacker.com πŸš€ Here are some results:

πŸ‘ open rate 52%
πŸ–± click rate 33%
πŸ“ˆ went from 1790 subscribers to 2480
🏒 found 3 sponsors (the first ones!)
πŸ’° earned 1193,33€ before expenses
πŸ’Έ spent 516,74€ this year
πŸ’° Earned 676.59€ after expenses

GoaIs for 2020 :

πŸ’ definitely have to move from Mailchimp
🍯 find a repetitive way to attract sponsors
πŸ“ˆ at least double the number of subscribers

Today's Top Milestones
  • Released a Freebie & New Logo
    Today while I was trying to figure out how to optimize the list for further expansions. I come up with a quick "analysis": Who changed their twitter b
  • MVD is online
    Just pushed the Minimum Viable Demo. You can find it on https://app.panopticash.com . It's a bit rough on the edges, but it conveys the idea. PanoptiC
  • Wrote first blogpost and got 12k views!!! 😳
    So, I wrote my first blogpost - it took a while until I was satisfied with it. But then I finished and I thought to myself "hey, this is good!" Thus,
  • 10 stars in 5 days on GitHub 🀩
    After releasing the first open-source version of Scaffold, 5 days ago, we already have 10 stars on GitHub. Scaffold is a framework to create a complet
  • Tags
    Group projects with simple tags to filter them on dashboard. https://twitter.com/newreleasesio/status/1309808902184284160
  • Submitting to the Chrome Web Store
    In order to make the process of updates and distribution easier, I've opted to make MetaScan a freemium product. So now validations are free to use bu
  • Soft launched on IH
    After building the application and pushing it live, I shared Rentify on IH for some initial feedback on the landing page. I received some good feedbac
  • Chose the idea
    I first gained the idea for Rentify from Kevin Conti’s software ideas newsletter. As a non- ideas man myself, it was great to have a well thought out