Hi fellows. My name is Stan, I'm a Ui-designer and co-founder of MetaSurvey. We are a bunch of fellows from Russia, building a minimalist and simple Tinder-style survey creator — to reduce churn.
This is our story from a 2-day hackathon to a PH launch & first paying users!
In October 2019 IndieHackers SPb community launched a 48 hours hackathon in St-Petersburg, Russia. And after 40+ ideas were killed, we came up with MetaSurvey. In the next few days we`ve launched an alpha MVP, and even a web survey builder — raw and unfinished yet. But we were super encouraged!
We have launched a fresh & clean landing page https://getmetasurvey.com with the help of @alexanderisora and his Unicorn Platform, which demonstrated the product features. Also, we started to post on IH, PH, Twitter to drive the attention of the community.
And we began to see the early results, the first 100 early users!
Through 2 months we were polishing the product: from Ui-Ux and brand identity to security (like adding CloudFlare, etc.) and payments. And finally launched MetaSurvey on Product Hunt, and got product #2 of the day!
Also we did user support: Telegram support chat, IH and PH comments, Chatra.
In February 2020 we got first paying customers. I remember this amazing feeling: you levitate, you feel inspired and energized to do more, to improve and develop your product endlessly...
At the moment, we`ve got around 500+ user registered, and 3 paying.
A few months passed after the PH launch, we still got new users, although the growth became less intense. We still made community and milestone posts on IH and PH, and developed a product to a medium level.
In March 2020 we have finally started to do CustDev via Zoom and Telegram and search for potential customers and our market. We`ve disrupted several markets and found one with medium "pains" — GameDev.
This is our 6 month trip on the product. Today we got up to 1000 free and 4 paying users and simply stuck, where to get new paying customers?
Dear hackers, if you've had a similar story in the past —please share, how did you overcome this period?