I've been working on Community List for the past few weeks and decided to launch it on Product Hunt yesterday. The product is a database of hundreds of Communities to help makers and founders promote their product. I was expecting around $100 in sales and would've been happy with it. Instead, I got 10X which is freaking awesome. 🤯
I was pretty nervous since this was my first paid product and the launch turned out to be fairly positive. I'm genuinely happy that people are buying something I've built and finding value from it.
What I think worked?
Product = What people pay for, and not what you build
As an Engineer, I feel a bit off working on simple products like an airtable and selling them. I like building products and attach value to the complexity. However I realized a carrd + airtable + gumroad combination with the right data can make a good product that adds value to users. I'm happy that this experience has increased my perspective.
This motivates me to build more paid products and push myself more. I'm building 1 Product/Mo and my goals is to build a SaaS soon and taste the sweet nectar of recurring revenue.
Thank you all for your support ♥. Give me a follow on twitter if you want to tag along!