Do the first sale jig!

Woohoo, I’ve got my first sale of CaseDetective!

What a great feeling, with just 3 and a half weeks to go until I give up my current means of income this sale couldn’t have come at a better time, it’s a real confidence boost.

“So, what’s the deal with CaseDetective anyway?” I hear you ask, “It’s been a bit quiet on the old release front hasn’t it?”.

Well, life has really got in the way recently, it’s been proof that I need to do this thing full time if I’m going to do it properly. But there is a release waiting in the wings.

CaseDetective 1.0 has got a number of fixes and optimizations under the hood, but only a couple of changes visible to the user, such as a few new fields. I haven’t been able to get the LDAP stuff working as reliably as I’d like, so I’m pulling that from the release, no one has asked for it, so it can wait until the next release, I’ll have much more time to get it right for then.

There’s a new website and forums waiting to take the stage too. The website is cleaner still than my current website, and I’m also making different (in colour) to so that I can eventually bring new brands to the fore without worrying about watering down my existing brand(s).

My current client asks me every other day whether I’ve reconsidered leaving them, which makes me feel very guilty for leaving them in the lurch, but I’m totally resigned (ha ha) to moving on to developing CaseDetective full time. I’m going to miss the guys I work with I’m sure, but it’s now or never.

So, all in all, things are going great, seriously looking forward to going solo and over the moon that someone’s found CaseDetective useful enough to buy. Happy days! :-)

Oh yeah, I admit it, I did the first sale jig around the living room when I got the confirmation email!

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  1. congrats..first sale is always the best. its a validation of all the hardwork you have put into your program. ive printed out the name of my first customer and put it on the wall. ill never forget that name and date.

    i checked out your website , its very clear and clean. you wont have a problem being successful


  2. I can only imagine the feeling of proudness you might be having right now. Congratulations and good luck for the the next hundreds and thousands of sales!


  3. That’s great! Congrats Ian. I’m sure there are many more to come.

  4. Nice! Congrats Ian.

    Keep us posted on your success!

  5. Congrats!

  6. Way to go! :-D

  7. Congrats! The first sale is a motivation boost, but not less than the second… ;)

  8. Congrats Ian, looks great.