… but I think I’ll hit $800 to $1,000 in sales for March, smashing my previous records. This is on the strength of what appears to just be natural growth in traffic from Google and apparently a higher conversion from trial to purchase rate (my number of confirmed downloads relative to recorded downloads is up 10%, too — maybe folks like Inno Setup or some software site I don’t know about is ranking me highly?). I’ve gotten 6 orders in the last 3 business days where a more typical number would be 2 to 3.
I have a plan in place for a promotion around Easter which I was decently sure was going to help me achieve my $1,000 target for April. While I’ll still do it, I rather doubt I’ll need to just to make that target.
… don’t forget to set the working directory for the shortcuts you create. I had assumed Windows would automatically default to the program directory. This is apparently not the case on some systems, and its been causing some extraordinarily quirky behavior for some of my users. (v1.05 and 1.051 use Java’s facility to locate the working directory rather than using the directory the .exe is in, because that logic was causing problems for the Mac port. Unfortunately, on at least some systems they’ll default to somewhere else instead. I hadn’t noticed this problem because Inno Setup actually does set a sensible default working directory when you execute the program directly from the installer.)
Its March 13th in Japan and my profits for 2007 just exceeded my profits for 2006. March is shaping up to be my best month ever (I’ll, knock on wood, probably hit $800 to $1,000 in sales, with expenses in the $150 region depending on how many folks decide to buy CDs).