Hey guys, I’m currently struggling to get a customer for https://storycreatorapp.com I don’t think it’s due to the product. I believe it’s a good product. I get obsessed with making it the best and sometimes that can hinder me.
It’s free right now so I’m curious if you guys think it’s in a place where I can start charging. This would be helpful because I keep spending my time engineering and get into this loop. Like today I built a gradient color picker feature. Totally not needed, I just love coding these cool features and want to have the best product.
The problem is my competition is making thousands of dollars a month and I’m almost broke. So I need to switch it up and start selling. I hold myself back because I feel like it’s not ready.
After taking a look at the product in its current form what main channels would you focus on for gaining traction? It would be amazing if some folks who have had successful ventures come across this post. I need some guidance.
Currently I’m reading a book called Traction, written by the founder of duck duck go. He talks about the 19 channels of growth and has a bullseye method for finding the right channel. So I’m going through that to figure it out.
My main goal for this post is to get some ideas going around that. Given the context. How do you feel about the product. What are some holes in my bucket that I should be aware of? If it were you running this product what channels would you focus on and why?
I’ve been thinking about partnerships I have some companies that want to partner. I have been thinking about releasing free video based tools for engineering as marketing. I plan to test out Instagram posting and networking. I plan to test paid ads. Will test a little reddit and blog partnerships.
I’d just live some insight on where I should be steering the ship and from what you can observe in the product where do you feel I’m at. Any key things I should focus on?
You guys rock 👊