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My March Update
Today is my 1st Product Hunt launch!
My 1st Product Hunt launch
Let’s start off with the big announcement: Video Tap is on Product Hunt!
It’s my first one so I’d really appreciate if you could check it out and support.
The Busiest March
Video Tap was stale the last 6 months while I waited for the ChatGPT API. We finally got it and then got GPT-4 access! Improved the Video Tap features literally overnight.
The cool thing about having worked the last year on it is that we were already well positioned with SEO and brand awareness to capitalize.
Success is just hard work and being 🍌 bananas 🍌 lucky in the right place at the right time. Or something like that.
It truly felt like an indie-hacking month. Coding day and night and having a blast. It felt great to focus on coding a project I've believed in for a year. Finally, it's gaining traction, and that's exhilarating.
Here’s my March timeline:
March 6: ChatGPT API released
March 8: Video Tap 2.0 announced
Switched from monthly pricing to pay-per-video
Redesigned/streamlined the site
Free YouTube 👉 Blog demo on the home page
Added ability to do coding videos!!!
March 10-20: Tons of coding + improvements
March 15: GPT-4 API released
March 21: Released a free tool: YouTube Chapters Generator
March 23: Video limit raised from 12 min to 25 min
March 25: My wife made a 1-minute demo video
March 29: Added affiliate program. Get paid 25% for referrals
March 30: Product Hunt!!!
Live content published with Video Tap
We’ve turned almost 4,000 videos into blog posts now! Here’s some highlights:
Colby Fayock: Exploring GitHub Copilot X
Revenue for March
Video Tap made like $200 in the entire past year. In March, we broke the $1,000 mark!
AI is here… and I’m excited
With GPT-4 out and ChatGPT getting into the hands of non-coders, it’s been so fun to watch. We’re at the beginning of something amazing. I’m here for all the creativity and am happy to shirk off all the negativity.
Ok, maybe some negativity:
There’s been many times in history where technology usurps an industry. Typewriter, printing press, cars, internet. Every time, we’ve found ways to be more creative and to generate more jobs.
If you asked somebody 20 years ago if kids streaming video games would be a job, they’d tell you to get back to work crunching numbers accountant! That “job” was only created thanks to the internet.
The demos showcasing GPT-4’s power are incredible. Coding with just our voices. Writing creatively. Making the Pope have swagger. Destroying Google’s hold on search.
The amount of time Copilot has saved me has been immense. The amount of time more AI things can save me is exciting.
I want to focus on building, not coding.
A personal note
2nd baby is due next month in April! I’m prepping all my projects so that I can truly take a step back and enjoy paternity time.
Not sure if I’ll write the April newsletter. Might talk to you next month.
Either way, have a productive zen April friends.
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