Gain traction by targeting less saturated foreign markets first

Alex Lashkov of Linguix.com ($1,000/mo) grew to 4,700 users by targeting less saturated foreign markets, which gave him enough traction to get into bigger markets. It's often cheaper to advertise in non-English speaking countries, yet millions of English speakers reside there and are an under-tapped potential. So, he targeted these smaller markets and countries where his product might have a potential audience. Then, since he didn't know what was popular on the web in those places, he paid $10-20 for consultations through UpWork to ask natives in those markets where to post his content.

Want us to keep you in the loop with these bite-sized growth examples?

👉 Click here to subscribe

  1. 2

    Which markets did you target @growthbites ?

    1. 1

      hey! We target worldwide, as the service is handy for everyone, who writes in English. But the real life shows that we get organic traction in the US and Latin America. I assume this is why countries in this region have strong connections to the US (a lot of people have relatives, or Spanish natives living in the US)

    2. 1

      Good question! @alexlash is the guy to ask

Trending on Indie Hackers
Looking for Indie Hackers on Twitter, drop your handle 👇 45 comments List of places to submit your startup (for free!) 19 comments I'm 20 years old and launched an app that went #1 on the App Store. AMA. 17 comments Unpopular opinion: I don't like AI content generator tools 9 comments 💔 Y-Combinator rejection to new SAAS launch 🚀 5 comments I'm bootstrapping a Relationship Management platform, currently at $600/MRR. AMA. 5 comments