When building a startup as a solo founder, every dollar needs to be well considered before actually spending it. This is how much I currently spend every month to keep RemoteHub running.
I've been working from home for several years, so when the virus hit the world and people started to work from home, not much changed for me – I'm still working from home.
I'm running RemoteHub as an Open Startup, which means I share it's metrics publicly, including revenue and traffic numbers.
I've built user profiles on RemoteHub to let people share their remote work experience and find interesting people from the community.
I started to track my newsletters to see how many people are reading them. I've also published live newsletter stats for everyone to see.
Talking to your newsletter subscribers can be a great way to build a valuable network of Internet friends. How Derek Sivers (who made $22M from the sale of CDBaby, btw) answered my email and inspired me to ask about my own subscribers.
Great Product Hunt comments won't say anything about your startups' future, but it's very motivating to see an interest from a well known investment firm.