I launched a Gumroad Info Product called Newsletter OS
It's a comprehensive Notion dashboard that helps newsletter creators curate, write & grow their newsletters.
I spent $0 on Promotion & Creation, and already have locked in some nice pre-sale revenue.
Day 2: >$1k revenue
Day 3: >$1.4k revenue, 99 customers
I love writing my weekly newsletter, BrainPint and over the past 6 months, have developed a system that helps me grow, track milestones and even write to people to request cross-promotions or deals for my readers.
I've wanted to create and sell my own info product for a while now, but kept wondering what to make, as I don't like to sell stuff for the sake of it. It actually has to be valuable and actionable. I want people to be WOWed by my product because I take a lot of pride in my work.
Anyway, I had an epiphany one evening that other newsletter writers would benefit and save a lot of time with what I've already built.
So I set out to make it better and load it with resources. And I decided that I would launch it on Gumroad and Twitter. All of this happened relatively quickly.
Notion: Where I house the dashboard (free! You can build it even on the free Personal Plan)
Figma: Making the graphics (free)
Flaticon, Icons 8: Getting the icon for the launch (free)
Gumroad: Where I will sell & distribute the product, and customers will make the purchases. Gumroad has a free tier that takes an 8.5% transaction fee + $0.30 per transaction and I started off with that. But once I sold out of the first tier, I paid $10 to upgrade to Gumroad Pro, which takes 3.5% + $0.30 instead.
P.S. I also bought a domain NewsletterOS.com for $8 on Namecheap. I will use that as my landing page in the future. For now, I want to focus on the product, so I have forced a URL Redirect (302)
The pre-order launch surpassed my wildest expectations.
If you're writing a newsletter and need some help structuring your workflows, do feel free to check out Newsletter OS
For everyone on Indie Hackers that has supported me, a huge thank you! It couldn't have gone as well without your help.