I’m the author of this post. I did NOT make $100k in product sales last year. I did however manage to scrape together somewhere north of $150k with about $30k in product sales. AMA about my total failure. :-)
What kept the product from being a success? Was it something intrinsic to the product itself, or did you get pulled in different directions by other revenue generating activities (since — obviously there were some other revenue generating activities. Congrats on that!)
Did you set any similarly audacious goals for 2016?
I wasn’t quite making enough to pay the bills. Credit card debt was piling up. My anxiety crept up and took control, so I started seeking consulting gigs to get the cash flowing again. I’ve been heads down killing off debt and saving up again for 6 months. Finally back on track with that, and now transitioning to products again. I don’t really know if I could have hit my goal or not.
Why do you think you failed @smrf? I’d be interested in a postmortem. I admire your chutzpah, by the way :)
Tried to answer this: https://barnacl.es/s/zsv3iv/how_i_plan_to_double_my_revenue_and_make_100_000_in_2015/comments/rkbnv7#c_rkbnv7