Business is competition. It's not very common for a business to share revenue and other metrics publicly. But there are these brave companies who do! And they are leading the way to a more transparent and open future!
They are not only sharing their successes
, but also their difficulties
and a lot of them have been doing this from the start. It's fun to read old blog posts
about Nathan Barry starting ConvertKit
which is now doing 1M+ in monthly recurring revenue.
These remote companies are embracing transparency by sharing their revenue with everyone!Buffer
Buffer makes it easy for businesses and marketing teams to schedule posts, analyze performance, and manage all their accounts in one place.
One of their core values is "Default to Transparency,
" and there's a lot they've made transparent.
Like equity, salaries, and revenue. But also emails! Every email they send can be seen by any teammate.
Sounds scary? When you start thinking about it
, it's not scary at all!
ConvertKit helps creators to connect with their audience and make a living doing work they love.
Hubstaff is an employee time tracking software with screenshots, reporting and automated payments.
Baremetrics helps to grow your startup right with metrics, forecasting and engagement tools for teams using Stripe, Braintree, Recurly and App Store Connect.
This "Open Startup"
movement is motivating a lot of people to build their own product, and it's good to see that companies tend to be friendly about side projects. Buffer even has a dedicated Slack channel for sharing side projects!"Side projects line up quite well with our value of focusing on self-improvement at Buffer. We’ve always been keen to support our team’s side projects by cheering them on, being beta testers, and offering thoughts or advice. We even have a whole Slack channel dedicated to sharing about side projects!"
– 8 Ideas for Getting Started on a Side Project and 37 Side Projects From the Buffer Team
Even though it would be cool to have a side project that generates money while you sip cocktails on a beach, it usually takes some time to build a profitable product, and many difficulties are waiting for you on the road.
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