My name is Stan. I`m a designer and co-founder of MetaSurvey.
We've spent almost a year working on version 2.0 — and 1 day ago we finally launched on ProductHunt. We posted on Saturday, hoping for low competition, and aimed to grab Product #1 of the day, traffic and Pro sales
None of that happened.
I`ll share with you a story of how MetaSurvey was started, why we desided to launch 2.0, about classic startup "wins and fuckups".
For me and co-founder @tereshchenko_kn MetaSurvey is a life-changing product. The idea was born in Fall 2019. I have joined a team of 11 talented IT guys on a hackathon weekend in Saint-Petersburg`s, Russia, held by IndieHackers community leader @alexanderisora. (Thanks, Alex for your hunting and mentoring!)
Alex Isora is the creator of UnicornPlatform.
I was invited as a Ux/Ui-designer to "draw a few screens in Figma" and
never thought, that 48 hours hackathon will turn into a 2-year journey into the Startup world!
So, after 48 hours an idea was born. And with the leadership of Alex, we started to build on MVP to launch on PH.
So in winter 2020, we have launched MetaSurvey 1 and surprisingly got Product #1 of the day. We also made 3 sales in the next week. At that moment - success was so easy and natural for us. MetaSurvey 1 was ultra-MVP and really buggy.
Every single day users of MetaSurvey bugs: UX/UI, bad design or code bug. Anything. Now I understand, how much social networking, knowledge, skills, and time Alex invested to make product so viral and successful ProductHunt.
Inspired by an easy success on PH (and not knowing, what work was really made by our hunter) we were happily prepairing to "fix those bugs and get those sales".
Sadly, two months after the 1.0 launch on ProductHunt, one by one, founders began to leave for their projects. One of the summer days, my co-founder Kirill suddenly called me. He was full of enthusiasm and said: "We need to build the best product on the survey market". I believed. And so we started!)
This was a hardcore basement sititng, no-sleep no-eat 800-hours challenge.
We were working 3-6 hours a day, before or after our remove desk jobs. We had to do a break day regimen and wake up at 7:00, cause after your desk job you are exhausted and non-productive.
We started to track desk job/startup time with Pomodoro tracker (focus booster) to measure the daily work. After 3 months we found, that we are working 8 hours on startup and 3 hours on the desk jobs.
After 8-month we are finally able to launch MetaSurvey 2.0. We fully re-mastered UX, UI, worked a lot on core optimization and Builder 2 UI. We added 90% new features and 6 new (classic) question types - all are super-slick and beautiful. We didn't forget about Tinder-style cards - which is one of MetaSurveys core features!
We tried to create the most user-friendly Online Survey Builder with clean, friendly UX/UI and beautiful, shiny surveys.
PH LAUNCH RESULTS :
🔸Product #5 of the day
🔸Product #4 by upvotes
🔸183 unique site visits (1150%)
🔸63 goals reached (2000%)
🔸12 new users (1100%)
🔸2 new Pro ((
It would mean everything to me if you check it out and provide some feedback, waht we did wrong?. 🙏