I learnt wordpress and built an MVP site over a weekend to test a concept, I wanted to know whether is was worth building a timber beam calculator, so I built a simple wordpress site for people wanting to timber ridge beam calculations, which would be one of the main applications of a timber beam calculator.
The site had a home page, and a calculation page, which consisted of a contact form and a paypal buy button. I spent $9.36 for the domain and 1 months hosting and spent £15.87 on Adwords, during the month I had 4 enquiries but no sales, so I abandoned the experiment.
I have built a new site using shopify structuralcalculations.io, to test a few ideas that I would later like to incorporate into my beamcalculation.co.uk site, I have had 1 sale through this site, so I am continuing with this experiment. Will let you know how I get on.