Rules are made to be broken, of course.  I have been known to break some rules in my time, and I do not plan on stopping anytime soon, and my 5 Products 5 Days is no exception.  To say that things have been hectic since I launched this little endeavor would be an understatement, but that’s a discussion for another day.  I have already forgiven myself for not being as dedicated to the project as I once was.

So how am I going to break the rules?  A little backstory….I have been a fan of Amy Hoy and Alex Hillman for a while, and I’m a big fan of a certain book that Amy wrote that is titled “Just F**king Ship (sorry mom, that’s the real name). Amy issued a challenge called the “Ship by September Challenge” and I wanted in on the fun, and as a way of getting my rear in gear, I accepted the challenge.

I set out on this journey with good intentions, and I have made progress on most of the 5 Products.  I face different challenges in each of the 5 products, and I’m enjoying each of them in their own way.  I’m breaking the rules by introducing my first product outside of the 5 Day announcement window to comply with the aforementioned ship by September challenge.

And now I would like to introduce you to the first of the 5 Products, SimpleCallTracker.  SimpleCallTracker lets you acquire phone numbers, forward them to another number, and track all of the incoming call activity for that number.  The target customer is anyone who advertises a service or product and includes a telephone number with that advertisement, and they would like to track the effectiveness of that advertisement.


Why a call tracking application?  I have actually written a couple of custom call tracking applications for customers over the years, and they have been both successful and effective in their purpose.  One of my customers has several hundred tracking phone numbers configured, and is able to bill advertisers with detailed reports.  I have seen the value of call tracking, and I wanted to offer an application that is simple, easy to use, and effective.  Reports can be run on demand or emailed to you daily, weekly, and monthly.

I invite you to try it, your first number is free for 30 days.  This is a great solution if you have anything you want to advertise, and you want to track the performance of your campaign.  I have many uses for it, and I hope you can find uses for it to.