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June 2016 Report

June 2016 Report

This is the next post of the Squid’s Transparency series. Have a look at how we do things here, what we did in June, what plans we have for next month, what’s good and what’s bad.

We’re not going to hide anything.

Why do I publish this report?

I truly believe in transparency. I love honesty and when people say what they think. In work, in life, everywhere. That’s why we are not going to hide anything that’s related to Squidility.

June, 2016

June was the second month in which we were working together – my co-founder Rob and me.

Rob wrote his first few pieces of content for Squidility (for blog and for FAQ) and did some proof readings. In the meantime, I could focus more on building business and the product again.

What have we done in June?

We focused on two things in June.

The first thing was marketing. In May we created a plan, the marketing strategy. In June we started to promote Squidility based on this plan. Results are not extraordinary yet, but I truly believe they will be.

The second thing was business. We created a business strategy last month. Now was the best time to write down a business plan and start working on the business part of Squidility.

What did we want to do in June, but didn’t do?

There were four main goals for June. These were:

  • Regular, continuous marketing. Real marketing. Day by day.
  • New functionality that shows all the fetched data (titles, languages, dates etc.)
  • Create a real, formal business plan for Squidility
  • Start guest posting, prepare for it, start writing articles, start sending them to the editors of external sites

The first goal has been accomplished. As for now, because there will be a lot of new things in the future, of course.

The second goal hasn’t been accomplished. I still did not have the time to create a functionality that shows all of the data. We have algorithms that fetch all of the data, but we still need to show them.

The third goal has been (almost) accomplished. Business plan is ready in 99%. Now we just need to take care of the last 1% of it.

The fourth goal has been partly accomplished. Rob is still trying to prepare for it. We are still looking for the best sites to publish on, doing research, completing ideas for content etc. I hope in July the first guest post will be published.

What’s the reason for not achieving these goals?

We did what we were able to do in June. Rob is still learning about everything, I simply wanted to do too much for one month.

Stats in June

It’s the fifth month of Squidility. And we can see a small increase everywhere. Again.

Squidility website:

Squidility June 2016

Squidility blog:

Squidility blog June 2016

Squidility:

Active users: 31

Paying customers: 0

Income: 0

Expenses: 0

In Squidility newsletter: 64 emails

In Squidility blog newsletters: 2 emails

Sites in Squidility (sites that we analyze): 57

Posts (pieces of content that we analyze): 85,365

Projects (projects that have been added by users): 57

Content ideas (content ideas that have been added by users): 460

The biggest lesson we learned in June

The biggest lesson I learned: by doing too many things at once, you only screw all of them.

What are the plans for July?

The main thing here: we want to finish everything that we have already started. To be more specific, our plans for July are as follows:

  • New functionality that shows all the fetched data (titles, languages, dates etc.)
  • Finish our business plan for Squidility
  • Publish the very first guest post; we don’t know where yet.

It’s closer and closer. I truly believe that we will have reasons to be proud of. Very soon.

Entrepreneur, manager, blogger, man and father. Founder of Squidility, blogger KarolZielinski.com, CEO at PayLane.

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