As of late 2013 I was ranking on the first page of Google for “hair salon software”. Unfortunately my domain name was sniphq.com and I figured I was unlikely to outrank competitors who had “salonsoftware” in their domain names. (Most of the keywords I care about involve the terms “salon” and “software”.) So I switched from… Read More »
Super busy with 45+ billable hours of client work per week now. I’ve done almost nothing with Snip except an interview with Ivan Zoot. Gonna be super busy for about the next 3 weeks. Oh, almost forgot: on Monday I received my first payment from my second out-of-state customer. Super pumped about that.
I now have 6 client engagements going at once, which is of course completely insane. I frankly probably won’t even be working on Snip at all for the next month. The good news is that working more means more income, so maybe I can finally afford to have the Snip site redesigned soon.
I’m in the middle of a one-week trial period for a client project that requires me to start at like 7am each day. This has totally fucked up my schedule of working on Snip for the first hour of each day. I haven’t really worked on Snip at all this week. I find out tomorrow… Read More »
This somehow never occurred to me to do before but I finally started tracking what I call “inbound communication” in a spreadsheet. So far inbound communication includes Olark and my 800 number. In the 12 days I’ve been tracking this stuff (10/17 to 10/29) I’ve gotten 12 pieces of inbound communication. Six of those were… Read More »
A common problem for freelancers/consultants is the “boom or bust” nature of freelancing. You oscillate between too much work and too little. I believe this is a fixable problem, and I think the answer to this problem is probably a solid marketing system that has been tested and proven to consistently bring in new work. I think… Read More »
I’m working at a rate that’s 2X what I had worked for most of 2013, sometimes 3X I have 9 Snip customers instead of the 3 or 4 I had in October 2013 Snip is profitable I have the satisfaction of knowing I can earn a whole year’s “real” income while self-employed The Snip website… Read More »
I missed last week’s update. Sorry. A cool thing happened between now and last time I posted: a new prospect called my 800 number, started a trial, gave me her credit card info, and got fully onboarded into the product. She said she tried some of the other products and she liked how user-friendly Snip… Read More »
Super rushed post this week. I started working on YET ANOTHER design refresh for the Snip site. I’m actually taking away even more stuff and making it even simpler. I decided that the account creation tie-in I talked about last week can wait until I further improve demo opt-ins. I changed my pricing page to… Read More »
For several weeks now I’ve been dedicating the first hour of each workday to Snip. This has worked out really well for me. I used to have a huge problem with making time to work on Snip. Now I know I’m going to have a bare minimum of 5 hours in each week, usually more.… Read More »