One goal I set this year is to get better at celebrating milestones and accomplishments. So this post is both full of celebrations and just an update on what’s going on.
ConvertKit is growing like crazy
We had three consecutive months over $50,000 in new monthly recurring revenue, something we’d never done before. Even better it was during the summer, which is historically really slow for us.
We passed 25,000 paying creators using ConvertKit, which feels incredible. If you’re one of those creators who enables us to do what we love every day, thank you!
Last week we got the incredible news that we ranked #23 on the INC 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Last year we were at #73, so it’s pretty special to make it in the top 25.
For more on our mission and the changes we’ve been making in the product, watch my keynote at Craft + Commerce.
I’m working on two books
Yes, it may be crazy to work on two books simultaneously, but the ideas for both are running through my head and putting them on paper is the best way to focus.
- Create Every Day — A guide to making the switch from a consumer to a creator and a roadmap to earning a living as a creator. This book will be traditionally published and I’m finishing up the proposal this month.
- Company Culture for Remote Teams — So many founders think that a great company culture and a remote team are opposed. At ConvertKit we have an incredible company culture and being remote plays a huge role in that. This guide, which I’m co-authoring with Ashley Alexander (our director of operations), will show a unique approach to culture and how remote teams can thrive.
For the second book I’d love examples, stories, and questions on culture. Email me!
Life is good on the farm
Our big project this summer was to convert a riding arena into a sports field. That went really well and we played our first volleyball game on it last night!
I’ve also been slowly working on building a tiny house that will be my office in the back yard. The shell is done and it’s weather proof, but I’m still probably only a 1/6th of the way finished with the entire thing.
We’ve also had some frustrations with a fox eating half our chickens (the electric fence malfunctioned). But we plan to relocate the fox and have a sturdier fence in place.
And saving the best for last…
Hilary and I are having a baby boy, due December 28th! Yep, that’s three boys. Life will be busy on the farm! It’s been a hard journey to get here and we’re so excited to grow our family.
All the best to you and yours!