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Articles covering a range of subjects including LMS software, e-Learning guides & techniques, and an in-depth look at the trials and tribulations of running a small, self-funded software as a service business.

Dropping Support for Internet Explorer 7

08 Jan 2016

This is a happy and sad moment for me - I’ve decided to drop BugMuncher’s support for Internet Explorer 7. You may be wondering why I’m a little saddened by this, as developing for old versions of Internet Explorer feels like being punished for the sins of past life.

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From Side Project to Profitable Startup - Part 8 - December's Details

05 Jan 2016

With the end of the year looming, I had predicted December to be a quiet month. I was pretty sure I wouldn't maintain my 10% month on month growth, as businesses would be winding down for the year. Sometimes it's good to be wrong.

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From Side Project to Profitable Startup - Part 7 - Can't Buy me Love (or customers)

18 Dec 2015

Back in October of last year, I was approached by a company named Inkia, asking if I'd be interested in having BugMuncher appear in an advertising campaign named “The Best Tools For Web Developers”. At this point, BugMuncher was still just my little side project, but I'd been considering trying some paid advertising.

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BugMuncher now has a WordPress Plugin

11 Dec 2015

According to a recent report, WordPress is powering 58.8% of all websites, including some high profile sites like TechCrunch, Wired and Match.com. With over half of all websites being WordPress powered, it really shouldn’t have taken this long for BugMuncher to get its very own WordPress Plugin.

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Why I Tell My Users To Try My Competitors

08 Dec 2015

No two companies are identical, ever. Sometimes a company will spring up that seems to be a clone of an existing company, but on closer inspection there will always be some very important differentiating factors.

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How to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

07 Dec 2015

Shopping cart abandonment is unavoidable, it’s not possible to achieve 0% abandonment, as there will always be some customers who add things to their cart, with out ever intending to purchase. Having said that, there are many things you can do to keep shopping cart abandonment to a minimum.

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From Side Project to Profitable Startup - Part 6 - November's Numbers

02 Dec 2015

November was definitely an interesting month, mostly because I executed on a minor pivot, and am now targeting BugMuncher specifically at eCommerce sites and online apps. The update has been really well received, and I personally think BugMuncher's UX is now by a wide margin the best it's ever been. But that's all stuff for a future post, as today it's all about the numbers.

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From Side Project to Profitable Startup - Part 5 - An Ode to Fucking Up.

24 Nov 2015

While there are many advantages to being a small start up with the "Move fast and break things" mentality, there are also disadvantages. One of which is that you are going to fuck up. Repeatedly.

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1,000 Users Later

13 Nov 2015

One Thousand Users. It’s quite a milestone. Kind of a big deal, you may say. Probably one to be celebrated. So why the hell didn’t I notice when it happened?

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From Side Project to Profitable Startup - Part 4 - Pivot, PIVOT!

11 Nov 2015

Suddenly it all comes rushing back to me - I'm in school, in a really boring lesson (usually History), and I've been day dreaming, maybe even actually sleeping. The teacher has asked me a question, and I have no idea what the answer is. I am the deer in the proverbial headlights.

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