12 Jul 2016
Another month, another blog post. I really hoped that by this point I’d have the new version of BugMuncher live and I’d be back to marketing and more frequent blogging. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. Internet Explorer 8 happened instead.
13 Jun 2016
May was a strange month, it felt like every time someone started a paid subscription, someone else cancelled theirs. One step forward, one step back. I finished the month up on April, albeit only slightly, so I’m still happy. More importantly, I’m still hovering around the 12 months runway mark.
11 May 2016
Well, April was another good month, not quite March good, but growth has continued a very healthy upward trend, while revenue, income and runway are still looking good.
22 Apr 2016
I’ve spent a lot of time in this blog series talking about profit (or lack there of), and I’ve mentioned a couple of times that BugMuncher costs me around £1,800 / month to run, but I’ve never gone into more detail than that. There’s a good reason I’ve never gone into more detail, it’s not due to my usual fear or a lack of transparency, It’s simply that I didn’t know the full details, £1,800 is an estimate.
11 Apr 2016
After a disappointing February, I’d been starting to wonder if growth would be in decline. After all, as revenue grows, it takes more and more new customers to achieve my 10% month-on-month growth target. Thankfully March proved that fear to be unfounded.
06 Apr 2016
Unless you either live in Silicon Valley, or, like me, spend far too much of your time reading about people who live in Silicon Valley, you may be unfamiliar with the term ‘runway’ in this context. When talking about startups, runway is simply a measure of how long a not-yet-profitable startup has left to live.
11 Mar 2016
If you read last month's update, you'll know February had a lot to live up to. Like the proverbial middle child, overshadowed by an older sibling, February didn't stand a chance. I mean, it's not even got as many days as January, how could it possibly compete?
04 Mar 2016
When I think about what's been going on with Mandrill recently, one word comes to mind - “Clusterfuck”. Many Mandrill customers are now looking for alternative services, so this post compares the competition.
03 Mar 2016
Once upon a time, before I started working full time on BugMuncher, I was a freelance website developer. Ruby on Rails was (and still is) my weapon of choice. Going even further back in time, before I discovered the beauty of Ruby on Rails, I worked in PHP, and built a lot of websites using WordPress.