Why I Decided To Give Freelance Developers Equity In My Startup

Providing employees with the ability to earn equity in a startup is nothing new. Most early stage startups have some form of equity compensation plan either in the form or shares or options.   What is more unusual however, is extending that same offer to freelance developers or contractors. In fact, beyond startups offering equity …

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We Have MRR – The October 2017 Monthly Report

October was a great month for Task Pigeon! We have started converting customers to our monthly paid plans and now have Monthly Recurring Revenue of $162 USD. Yes, it’s small, but that’s 18 more people paying us on a monthly basis than the month before. More importantly however it confirms that there is a market …

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Task Pigeon Nominated For Best Bootstrapped Startup of The Year

Task Pigeon has been nominated for Best Bootstrapped Startup of The Year (2017) by Startcon. Startcon, the organiser of Australia’s largest startup conference, received over 500 nominations across 17 categories. The categories available for nomination include: Startup of the Year Technology Company of the Year Startup Founder of the Year Female Entrepreneur of the Year …

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Here’s Everything I Have Learned As A Non-Technical Founder

It is true. Angel Investors and VC’s prefer to see a startup that has technical people in the founding team. There’s no denying that. It is also a completely rational position for these investors to hold. A startup with a technical team member can continue to fine-tune the product, add new features, or even pivot …

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User Engagement Jumps 3x & Traffic Climbs – September 2017 Monthly Report

Time well and truly does fly. It has already been a month since the release of the new and improved version of Task Pigeon and we continue to see the results flow through. You may have caught my “mid-month” update that coincided with the 30 in 30 day challenge I ran, which spoke about the …

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5 Of The Hardest Things About Being A Solo Founder & Tips To Minimise Their Impact

There is no doubt that founding a company is hard work, whether you have a team of one, two, three or more. But there are a number of things that are particularly hard about being a solo founder. As I look back on the past nine months since the beginning of the year I thought …

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The Engines Are Up And Running Again – The August Monthly Report

August has been a very successful month! After weeks and weeks of waiting we release the new and improved version of Task Pigeon on the 21st. And my increased focus on marketing and growing our audience has been paying significant dividends with traffic up over 100%. On top of that the feedback from my customers …

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