Hello IH founders,
As most of you know, Reddit is a community that offers super high-quality traffic, yet it comes with a cost of strict policies and an anti-marketing mindset (and a sudden ban if you violate them...)
I have spent the last 2 years wandering around Reddit, using different approaches to drive traffic from Reddit. There were downs, certainly, but there were also (rewarding) ups.
The key to Reddit, as many people suggested, is to "provide value". But that still seems vague for many founders, and the result is I have seen many conspicuously-marketing posts that drive so many oppositions from the community (some even got banned).
For me, to reach the goal of "provide value", I use the tool of "Storytelling". All my posts in Reddit is a story of how I struggled with a problem and found a solution, worked on it and shared with the community.
The result was great, or at least it met my goals in the first place. Recently, I just got 400 email subscribers to beta test for my upcoming book-summary app (https://summerian.net) just from sharing my story for 2 days.
So I thought I might be able to help some IH founders who want to approach this community with their own stories. Please comment your product link with a brief description and I'll come back with my story for you.
Please note that I am not helping you to "make up" any stories to fool the Redditors, and we should be very transparent with what we are doing to the community. What I'm trying to help is to craft a great plot with convincing details that match your product and background as much as possible.
Also, I'd encourage others to participate with me and vote for the best story!
My email is [email protected] if you want to have more detailed instructions and guidance from the start to finish of your Reddit journey.