Entrepreneurship Journal, 10/12/2018

Last time I wrote I mentioned the following things:

  1. I sold 3 Rails testing workshop tickets for $50 each
  2. The Ruby Testing Podcast is doing well
  3. I was about to go do my first conference talk ever

Workshop

I haven’t opened sales back up since the initial launch. I’m doing another launch next week which will be the last launch before the course runs October 27-28.

I also decided to start offering free Rails testing workshops. My thought is that this can serve as a lead magnet and lead people into the paid workshop offerings.

Podcast

Yesterday The Ruby Testing Podcast got featured in Ruby Weekly 420. This resulted in the download spike you see below:

I’m at about 4500 downloads total.

Conferences

About three weeks ago I gave my first conference talk ever at DevOps MidWest in St. Louis. Then, last week, I went to Little Rock and gave my second conference talk ever at Little Rock Tech Fest. Little Rock Tech Fest was a lot bigger.

These speaking experiences were both positive. They gave me the confidence to apply to speak at more conferences.

Consulting

I’m continuing to work for the client who found me on awsrails.com. It looks like I’ll be doing this for at least the next few months as my main gig. This arrangement allows me much more time to work on CodeWithJason.com than my prior contract did.

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