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My favorite morning routine is to search social media for people complaining about Google Analytics and then reach out to them. Energizing way to start the day! πŸ˜€

After a month of trial, we're now HEY for Work subscribers.

It has solved the main problem we were looking to solve:
deal with customer support without forwarding emails or using chat.

Focus & Reply is my favorite feature. I stack all the emails and reply to them in one go.

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@jonn @SonoMichele yeah they released it recently so we moved all self hosted communication there. Now we just need to get more of the self hosters to come help us deal with the questions

@wizzwizz4 perhaps go the old fashioned way and get a loan at a bank. don't think short term exists in venture funding

@devinprater thanks! we'll take some time later this year to decide to which projects to donate to

@wizzwizz4 yeah it's not easy if you have bills to pay.

getting funded can definitely help you make your project a success if you for instance don't have savings to live from...

in the short term i don't see many issues with funding, it's the long term that causes conflicts of interest in terms of what's best for the product/users and what's best for investors. these normally are opposite

Bootstrapping a startup is tough.

I’m down $27k+ in savings since joining Plausible so please make decisions that work best for your financial situation.

My personal goal this year is to pay my bills and recover the lost savings 🀞

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When you don't need to "maximize shareholder value", you can make "financially irresponsible" decisions like these just because it feels like the right thing to do.

We're donating 5% of our revenue starting last month. That's $842 in January alone!

We will take some time at some point this year to decide the environmental causes and open source projects we will donate to.

@nickchuckwalter nice work Rick! and good luck on getting to $5k!! πŸ‘

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