May 15, 2018

That rush when people are actually interested in your idea

I've created so many landing pages and MVPs for products, it's pretty apparent when you figure out your idea is a dud.

You just can just tell when you put the idea in front of hundreds of folks in specialized groups and you get 0 sign ups.

I'm just pumped because finally I have a little idea that more than a handful people are interested in trying.

I just needed a basic form, intelligent-ish questions and people were willing to fill it out. It's so simple but it's amazing that people took time out of their day just to fill it.

It feels so great to fill a need for someone else.

Back to working on fulfilling the "orders". Just wanted to share my excitement with y'all.


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    What's your idea?

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      A learning series teaching PHP developers Ruby which I've found to be a similar language but on average earns 35k more than PHP.

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        As someone who spends his days in WordPress and his nights in Rails, colour me intrigued!

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        Can you share the article or research about Ruby earning 35k more than PHP?

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        Well, I would like to ask you how you are going to compete... as far as I know there are tons of free learning stuff on Ruby.

        Good luck!

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          Absolutely. And this is definitely in the same vein as the other Ruby books out there but I'm going to cater to an audience that I know is interested in Ruby and already has a programming background.

          My theory is that these programming books and courses tend to service the lower tier of the market. And the minority that are targeting advanced developers assume you're already using that language.

          So yes, established market but with a different take.

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            As someone who recently took a run at a similar market, the best advice I can give is to start building your audience.

            There are soooo many options for educational content out there and a lot of it is priced for volume. So make sure you craft some type of value proposition that works.

            Good luck!

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            Thanks, good luck!

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    Great you've got people interested, now just keep the momentum going.

    Are you intentionally building up interest around this, by not telling us what your idea is?

    Because if you are, good job!

    So, what's the idea?

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      No no it's not even that original of an idea. Not a marketing tactic I swear. I didn't share because I figured it's outside of the more business-y interests of indiehackers.

      It's a learning series for PHP developers to learn Ruby using concepts they already know.

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    Yay for soldiering through the idea swamp!

    But damn, now I'm obsessing about what your idea could be 🤔

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      No it's not even that original of an idea. I just figured it's outside of the more business-y interests of indiehackers. It's a learning series for PHP developers to learn Ruby using concepts they already know.

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    Hey! I know this feeling so well. My favorite part of building my product was just the first time someone signed up and actually gave me money! What a feeling!

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    Hey,great for you!

    How did you get those signups?Ads?Leads?Forums?

    Thanks!

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    For sure! It's one of those things that everyone should experience at some point in there life, but very few probably ever will. And it's a huge morale boost when you've been grinding away for some time.