There are days when the simple act of getting stuff done requires a lot of effort. We’ve all been there: a deadline is looming, there are too many distractions, burnout is approaching fast. Sometimes, even finding the self-discipline to start work can be... a lot of work.Continue reading “19 ways Hotjar's remote team stays focused and productive” »
That's the sound of your alarm going off.
Oh come on, one more minute! I need to sleep a bit more... I really don't want to go to work...Continue reading “Turning your career around: the real-life stories of 7 Hotjar team members” »
Hotjar was founded in 2014 with a bold vision to ‘Change the way digital experiences are built and improved by democratizing user analytics and feedback’. In less than three years, we went from running a 9-month beta program, to making Hotjar available to the public, to experiencing tremendous growth by finally reaching an Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) of €8 Million as of June 2017.Continue reading “How we're re-investing €4 Million in 2017 to make Hotjar even better” »
We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Eric Peters,
Sticking an opt-in gate in front of your content and counting how many people go through it has become the go-to solution to measure lead generation and marketing success. But is inundating people with pop-ups that promise mind-blowing content in exchange for their email address really the best way to go about building your brand/business?Continue reading “Opening the gate: how we’re using open-access content for trust and growth” »
Data from Chartmogul - March to September 2015
Last year we wrote about how Hotjar went from idea to 60,000 beta signups in 6 months. As we inched closer to the end of the 6-month Hotjar beta phase, we had no idea what would happen once we started asking for payment.Continue reading “The Hotjar Story (Part 2) – From Beta to €1 Million ARR in 6 Months” »
Back in February, we launched the XAwards for early stage startups (2 to 5 members) to discover some of the world’s most innovative and exciting teams, and learn about the products and services they are building. We also wanted to give back to the startup community with three XAwards cash prizes: €20,000 for Best Overall Experience, €5,000 for Best Tech Achievement and €5,000 for Best Mobile App Experience.Continue reading “3 awards, 9 talks, 18 startups: Hotjar’s XAwards round-up” »
We recently spoke with Martin Stone, Head of Research at Conversion Rate Experts and discussed their method for research-driven improvements, why Hotjar is so useful in their toolstack, and how you can get started with a similar approach to generate wins for your business.
If you’re building a startup or digital business (or want to), the worst thing you can ever do is fail slowly.Continue reading “How to Go to Market Quickly and Fail Fast” »
“Follow your passion!”
At some point in your life, you’ve undoubtedly heard someone say that all you need to do to succeed is to “follow your passion.”
While it’s true in some cases, it doesn't always (or often) translate into automatic success in the startup world. And, in many cases, following your passion can lead you straight into a failed business.
So, what’s the solution?Continue reading “The Passion Fallacy (or, Why You Need More Than “Passion” to be Successful)” »