When indie hackers and startups talk about growth, they tend to talk about the tactics.
✅ Optimize for SEO
✅ Capture emails
✅ (Don't) use pop up email captures
✅ Create a launch list
✅ Have different pricing offerings
✅ (Don't) use Twitter
✅ Hang out where your people are
If you are looking for specific growth tactics then I'd recommend having a look at:
However, if you've struggled with tactics, maybe you need to look at your habits.
Just like you can't get fit overnight. Or a quick fad diet won't keep you at the weight you want to be at. You can't grow a successful business without good business habits.
Annoying, right? 🙊
When I started my Rosieland newsletter last year I intentionally didn't try to grow it. I had done newsletters for years before. I had experienced the tears of having to show up every week, and my god, did I end up hating Sunday evenings, the day before my newsletter went out.
I wanted ☁️ Rosieland to be different:
All of these things were about building up habits, validating whether they were habits that I wanted to have and whether I was happy with the direction I was heading.
I feel 2021 is where I'll push for growth, it's taken me 18 months to get here.
Though I'm conscious, that the habit game will have to start again, just with growth activities. Where there is a rosie will, there is a rosie way! ☁️
Best thing of all, I feel like I'm on the right track and am ooooooooozzzing with confidence with what I'm creating.