One year ago today (10/13/2014) I released RSVP Pro to the world. Since it has been a year I wanted to reflect on the good and bad. First some statistics:
- 82 releases since this year
- ~130 customers
I am pretty happy with both of these since there have been zero marketing efforts except for a link or two from the free version of the plugin. Thanks to many of my customers in giving me feedback and reporting issues. It always amazes me at the different ways people can use a product.
So many more new features have been released this year than I thought would happen. As more and more people used the plugin and gave me feedback it was important for me to deliver the functionality to let people have a successful event. Some of the larger features that were added after the initial release are:
- An optional wizard like front-end user experience
- Ability to easily email all or selected attendees
- Sub-events including open and private events
There wasn’t anything specifically bad that happened. The only thing that was “bad” was I hoped for more sales and sales to pick-up “magically” that is my own fault. It still sucks though :).
What is ahead?
Many things! To summarize though I want to finish up my ideas on how to make the RSVP Pro plugin easier to use and I am going to focus a little bit on marketing to help build an audience. My goals is to make this the easiest to use and full-featured event management or RSVP plugin for WordPress.