Data December 1, 2020

Another take on $ sign's affect

Anil K. @anilkilic

This time instead of going through all the data, I've take a look at the weekly popular feed of November

In short;

Median of upvotes

            without $   with $
1st week    26.5        41.0
2nd week    25.5        42.0
3rd week    32.0        69.5
4th week    27.0        37.0

Median of replies

            without $   with $
1st week    46.0        25.0
2nd week    31.5        34.0
3rd week    39.0        43.5
4th week    46.0        35.0

NOV 2ND TO 8TH, 2020

upvotes  comments   title
37       155     What are you working on this month?
33       157     Anyone interested in getting a landing page copy audit?
28       143     I've created a Twitter list of ~200 active Indie Hackers. Who do I miss?
81       50      How you can reach Product Hunt TOP #2 of the day with NO audience
24       100     Are you indie hacking a mobile app?
55       45      70,000 Monthly Pageviews (10 Months of Blogging)
27       66      Micro-SaaS. Who's building?
12       78      Should I start with Harvard's CS50 or Udemy's HTML, CSS, Javascript courses?
27       57      "Pay 880$ per month" - Intercom
26       57      Which stack do you use to build your side projects?
50       25      Why products should be “slick”, not just viable
21       49      Free Sales Advice Friday
26       41      A curated list of free services
41       25      How I Built a $5K MRR Newsletter Within 10 Months (and Why I Sold It)
48       15      $1125 MRR in 3 months after launch! So happy!
18       47      Willing to do anything for free
14       45      Looking for 5 committed Twitter IHs to grow their audience.
46       10      Trends #0038 — Micro Private Equity
15       40      I've incorporated my Company in UK remotely
15       39      Free Legal Advice Weekend
27       26      98 upvotes on HN, 200+ subs
33       19      I made GumHunt only for GumRoad products hunting 🥳
23       29      Why we didn’t choose Stripe to handle EU subscriptions

                    Without $      With $
Count               20          3
Median of upvotes   26.5        41.0
Median of replies   46.0        25.0

NOV 9TH TO 15TH, 2020

upvotes comments        title
34       238     Post your link and I'll give my impression in 1-sentence
86       59      Josh Pigford sold Baremetrics
40       90      I will review for Free your MVP with a first-impression video
27       96      I will tell you how to monetize your project
77       47      How I made 0k in 6 months. No, that's not a typo.
78       34      We just hit $1M ARR for the second time. Here's my best advice.
22       68      🎁 I will give my $287 Growth Hacking Course for Free to 10 Indie Hackers
26       58      🥳 Celebrate Your Latest Content!
16       62      Who Is Starting a Newsletter Now?
42       32      SongBox breaks £400 ($520) MRR
56       19      The SaaS SEO MBA
21       45      IH, why do you want financial independence?
17       45      What are you going to build this week? 🥁
31       30      Help me break the pattern of "Build it, post it, let it die."
39       23      My Slumdog Millionaire story. Hope it inspires you today.
39       21      The Gods on HackerNews
40       17      1001 SaaS Product Ideas
24       26      I built a Twitter bot that tweets out my revenue and now it's embarrassing
41       7       Do the real thing.
14       31      What the hell should I name my product? 🤔
10       37      How do you collect emails on your landing page?
12       32      I'll consult you on how to implement custom domains for your SaaS, for free
12       32      Post your Gumroad product to get featured in our affiliate marketplace
15       28      SaaS Analytics: what tool are you using?
20       25      Trying out this whole "building publicly" thing 🤞
25       18      5% privilege tax for working remotely?
23       23      The best community platform

                    Without $      With $
Count               24          3
Median of upvotes   25.5        42.0
Median of replies   31.5        34.0

NOV 16TH TO 22ND, 2020

upvotes comments        title
288      225     After losing $38676+ as an Indie Hacker. I can't do it anymore. I quit.
67       151     I will brutally shut down your idea and tell you to get a real job 😈
62       116     Over 300 creators are selling on the AppSumo Marketplace. Ask us anything!
23       132     Challenge: Describe what your startup does in 3 words!
81       59      Why I Quit My SaaS to Become a Writer
55       77      What tools have been most helpful to you as an indie hacker?
69       61      I made two Twitter bots with 600k+ followers and 7k users daily, for $100 per month. Ask Me Anything!
75       46      Apple gives ground, halving App Store fees to 15% for devs making less than $1 million
37       77      It's Wednesday, share your project!
70       41      AMA! I am a transgender entrepreneur, and I bootstrapped to over $40k MRR
51       52      Collection of over 3,300 ideas for you to steal.
41       41      Just wanted to share my first sale 🥳
61       19      How to start finding 1-person SAAS niches and implement related SAAS ideas? For anyone looking to build $1K MRR to $10K MRR
18       58      Do you understand my new landing page msg?
24       48      Built a product? No idea how to promote it
32       36      How did you get your followers on Twitter?
30       39      Launching on Product Hunt? #AMA
34       27      The CheapStack: How I host my website for free
38       25      $1000 in total revenue (2.5 years to $1 // 2.5 months to $1k)
40       20      Acquisition Channel of the Week: Freelancing Marketplaces
19       34      What do you need help with right now?
35       17      I am not a charity. Are you?
19       35      Help! Confused about "talk to your users" before having users
31       23      Designing User Interfaces - how I sold 1800 copies in a few months
23       29      The challenge of selling digital templates
32       19      Lessons 12 hours into a Product Hunt Launch
25       26      What's special about what you're building?

                    Without $   With $
Count               21          6
Median of upvotes   32.0        69.5
Median of replies   39.0        43.5

NOV 23RD TO 29TH, 2020

40       155     🔥 Let's follow each other's projects! 😎 (drop yours below) 👇
13       122     What is your biggest productivity killer?
69       50      💰The best Black Friday deals for indie hackers
21       93      How would you grow this?
74       45      Someone attacked our company
10       99      I'll give you a video review of your site design for free.
19       88      If you have zero customers and an MVP, post your link. I'll give you an honest review
72       31      How My Paid Community Made $5K in Its First Week
48       55      Acquisition Channel of the Week: SEO (with a twist)
56       46      Scale went Viral! 150,000 users in 24 hours 🚀. Here's how👇🏽
23       73      I would like to promote your product on my social media!
50       43      Acquisition Channel Opportunities #001 (Should I continue writing this?)
37       50      💰$9286 spent on marketing this month - [full report]
28       59      Curious: how many people here are parents?
43       38      The Tech Stack of a One-Man SaaS
20       60      Drop a blog article you're proud of
29       49      How did you get your first 10 users?
24       53      How do you stay focused while working on your Side Project?
37       29      #1 Most Commented On Product Of The Week on Product Hunt
39       25      How to get 14k+ new Twitter followers overnight
27       34      Stop building product that nobody needs - talk to users now
18       41      I finally joined Twitter to try out this "building in public"
23       35      I launched my first Saas and made $73k in a week (Here's the story and numbers)
20       38      So who is offering BLACK FRIDAY deals?
26       31      How do indie hackers pay the bills?
35       19      One random tweet - 159 new twitter followers and 17 project inquiries
19       34      Has anyone had any luck not creating something new and novel, and just replicating something else?
8        43      Black Friday is not for Indie Hackers

                    Without $   With $
Count               25          3
Median of upvotes   27.0        37.0
Median of replies   46.0        35.0
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