I have an active newsletter of ultra high net worth individuals - what should I do now?
I've been really excited to solve a pretty simple problem. I haven't been working on my product for very long, only 2 months, but it's not too far off being shipped.
Today, I saw a product that solves the exact problem with nearly an identical implementation. It's crazy just how close their product is to mine, both UI-wise and functionality-wise.
I do feel a bit like my world has come crashing down. Launching on PH and getting 1k+ votes - it makes me feel like there's no point in even launching my product. I know the normal reaction is to launch something better, but they're solving the problem really well. The only feature I'd have over them is something pretty minor.
Has anyone experienced this? If so, how do you pick yourself up?
So shit... :(
EDIT: Thanks everyone, your comments have definitely picked me up. Really appreciate it all. As much as I know that this validates my idea, it's still a gut punch, but to anyone facing this issue, even if a competitor does well on ProductHunt, that's a teeny tiny percentage of potential users, so don't sweat it too much.