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I sold my side project! (and July updates)
On another track, BlackMagic got into #1 Product of the Day! I also share some thoughts on new ideas for your next projects in this issue if you are looking for one.
Hello everyone, it’s me, Tony 👋
This month has been very special, just want to quickly send an update to you all.
💰 I sold DriveStats.io on Micro Acquire
This is a project I have been working on since April-May 2021. I recently posted the product to MicroAcquire. Within 48 hrs, I confirmed a deal with a buyer. After 10 days, the deal is closed!
Some quick numbers about DriveStats.io stats:
$40/year for domain
$60/year for server
Deal amount: $1,800
This is not a lot of money (far from it), however, I learned a lot from the selling process on MicroAquire. I wrote a lengthy thread about it below. Check it out if you are interested! 👇
🏆 #1 Product of the Day on Product Hunt!
I decided to launch the Real-time Banner on Product Hunt. With a lot of help from you all, we made it to #1 Product of the Day and #4 Product of the Week!
This is the first time ever I have a product landed at the top 1 spot. It’s been a very special experience! Overall, here is the “impact”:
👁️ 5.36k website visits
👥 +968 registered users
🙋♀️ +440 new active users
💳 +12 new paid customers
💵 +$72 MRR
💌 Featured in the Product Hunt’s newsletter (daily and weekly)
This is the 3rd product I launched this year on Product Hunt, and it gets better every time! I wrote a quick thread sharing my learnings in building and launching a product in public on Twitter, check it out if you haven’t seen it yet:
💡 This month’s inspiration for your product ideas
You don’t have to be a Machine Learning Engineer to build an AI app.
With Open AI, you can leverage the power of GPT-3 and build apps around it without having to understand how neural networks or machine learning works. Yes, that’s right.
It will be soon a general technology that every developer can use, so now is the best time for you to catch the wave! I have requested and was granted to the private beta API, it blew my mind on the AI’s capability. I encourage you to do the same too!
The Open AI team is likely to approve your application if you have a specific app you want to build in mind, so come prepared!
Below are some of the successful indie products I know that are using Open AI, for your inspiration:
Good luck with your idea!
📈 July 2021 Stats & Revenue
How much did I make from all of my side projects in July 2021?
Some more stats from BlackMagic:
1,960 active users
804 Real-time Banner users
1,402 Profile Progress Bar users
194 Sleep Indicator users
That’s all I have…
How do you like this month’s issue? Let me know!
Until next time! 👊