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.
@jonn @SonoMichele can try and post it here: https://github.com/plausible/analytics/discussions/categories/self-hosted-support
@wizzwizz4 perhaps go the old fashioned way and get a loan at a bank. don't think short term exists in venture funding
@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 🤞
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.
Escaping the adtech machine and making the web a bit more human friendly
Co-Founder Plausible Analytics, simple and privacy focused web analytics
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