Weekly Snip Report, October 29th, 2014

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 »

How October 2014 is different than October 2013

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 »

Weekly Snip Report, October 22nd, 2014

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 »

Weekly Snip Report, October 8th, 2014

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 »

Weekly Snip Report, October 1st, 2014

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 »

Weekly Snip Report, September 25th, 2014

In my last report I shared my plan for the next few months. Not shockingly, I changed my mind about what I should do, but not much. Here’s my original plan: Fix all of the products “critical” defects to the point where I’m not too ashamed of the product to recommend it (not a ton… Read More »

The meaning of life

I read some time ago about the meaning of life. I can’t remember if it was in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey or Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl or both. Anyway, I found what I read useful and I’d like to share the idea. “What is the meaning… Read More »

Weekly Snip Update, September 10th, 2014

I had an interesting thought recently that I think will be helpful to me. I realized that Snip is more important than any particular client project, and that Snip will (I hope and expect) still be around 10 years from now, paying dividends. Yet each week, Snip doesn’t seem to “make the cut”. I usually… Read More »

Career goals as of August 2014

My career goals have changed a little bit over the years but not much. Presently they are: Be a millionaire by age 35 (I set this goal when I was 26. I’m 30 now.) Be a decamillionaire ($10 million) by age 40 The reason for these goals is more about freedom than it is about… Read More »