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Day 64-66 - Beta Users from France & 30 day free trial for teams

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France discovered UserBit

Last week someone from France discovered UserBit and liked it enough to post it on their linked in. Word spread from there and over the last few days UserBit got some 200 visits from France with a 20% conversion rate. Exciting!

User Feedback

I have started receiving some good feedback and feature request from Users. I am excited to hear more.

30 day free trial for team

This one was a toughy, implementing payment gateways although a lot easier now thanks to companies like Stripe, is still no walk in the park. I spent most of the last 3 days working on implementing a robust team and payment structure (had to re-write some of it). When creating a subscription plan with a trial, you have to think about:

Payment considerations

  • how do you start the trial without credit card
  • how do you inform the users when the trial period is about to be over
  • What happens if the users add a payment source in the middle of the trial
  • What happens when the trial expires and user hasn’t added a card?

… etc

Team structure considerations

  • Ability to invite teammates
  • Ability to accept invites
  • Ability to share projects and control permissions
  • What happens if I am part of a team, and someone else also sends me an invitation?
  • What happens when the team owner fails to make a payment?

… etc.

Needless to say, this was quite a lot of thinking through and implementing. I think I have a pretty robust system now though. Aim on pushing it out tomorrow.


  • I need to polish the sidebar a bit
  • Project summary needs to be populated
  • Ability to assign colors to users/stakeholders
  • figure out how to do stakeholder findings
  • Offline capable
  • add description to sitemap nodes
  • Need to add several hooks for synthesis events
  • Export for question & answers
  • Implemented wordcloud for cross-case analysis
  • Export Synthesis
  • Security rules
  • Beta terms
  • Profile Page
  • Feedback Mechanism
  • Billing setup
  • Landing page graphics
  • Landing page implementation
  • Export for sitemaps
  • Implement Analytics tracking events
  • Demo Project
  • SEO improvements
  • Share Project
  • Persona Feature
  • Update Billing to reflect team
  • Implement team functionality
  • Implement team billing
  • Figure out how to structure teams
  • Create ability for self-interview
  • Implement forgot password
  • Create ability to move cards between clusters
  • Allow trial period for teams New
  • Create FAQ Material


  • Contact Dean
  • Contact Terran
  • Contact Rebecca round 2
  • Interview Terran
  • Interview Julia
  • Demo to Rebecca (scheduled for Sunday)
  • Set up a meeting with Logan set up for next Wed.
  • Set up Google Ads
  • Refine Welcome Email
  • Implement conversion tracking on analytics
  • Set up a meeting with Peter (scheduled for Wednesday)
  • Get Julia on-boarded (scheduled for Monday 4pm)
  • meetup with Logan (next wednesday)
  • get Logan on-boarded
  • get Prateek on-boarded
  • Create Marketing Material
  • Submit to betalist
  • Create a slack group for users
  • Send email campaign to existing users
  • Get feedback from Prateek
  • Write a personal medium blog New
  • Send New Year email campaign with update #2
  • Send email campaign to waiting Beta Users
  • Create videos for UserBit
  • Get Rebecca on-boarded
  • Apply for intercom startup package
  • Get connected with Emily