April 15, 2019

Is this idea any good? I'm curious what you think.

Hi Indie Hackers,
This community inspired me to create something on my own.
I'm creating OneClickClip.com
It is a library of animated GIFs free for personal and commercial use. Right now there are just few clips but i hope it is enough to validate the idea.

Let me know what you think about it. What's good and what's bad? Would you use it?

#product-feedback-request

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    I really like it. Maybe get in touch with sites like Wix or other such creation platforms where people can use these on their websites. Will follow your progress.

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    I love it. Will be following your updates.

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    How is it different from Giphy?

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      It is more towards professional use - websites, social media posts.

      1. Commercial use

      2. Collections of GIFs in consistent style

      3. Usually better quality than Giphy

      4. In paid option i would provide more delivery formats, like mp4, webm, svg and higher resolution gif

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        Doesn't sound bad! How can you test the need for this in the easiest way?

        Can you reach out to brand marketers or social media managers and ask if they would pay for a service like this? Get down payments right now?

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          At first I want to launch on BetaPage, BetaList, ProductHunt, subreddits just to get some feedback and recognition. Then iterate, add paid option and check if customers will be willing to pay.

          Before payments I want to check if people will use it giving credit to the website. Perhaps it will give me some virality.

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            If you are targeting professional use, you probably won't get shoutouts. People who pay don't want branding etc.

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              Exactly. That's why I want to start with a freemium model.

              Free - 400px GIF, attribiution required

              Paid - HQ GIF, additional file formats, royalty free

              This will hopefully give me both shoutouts and some money. But that's just hipothesis. I need to test this in the market.

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    Like it!

    Gifs seem tailored for marketing which I think differentiates it. I think you'd find customers for your premade ones. Might think about selling custom made ones like an artist would make logos for brands. Be the "animated gif" version of that guy and I bet you'd make more money.

    Spitballing here: You could establish yourself by getting some more well known companies use your gifs. Maybe sell them by preemptivly creating some specifically for some brands to showcase how they could be useful directly to them.

    Maybe a useful pivot if you find you're having trouble getting customers.

    Good luck! Like the idea!

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      Thank you for your feedback. I hope that crediting the source of gifs will get me the recognition but contacting some bigger brands might be great idea as well.

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    How does this differ from Giphy? The commercial use?

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      1. Commercial use

      2. Collections of GIFs in consistent style

      3. Usually better quality than Giphy

      4. In paid option i would provide more delivery formats, like mp4, webm, svg and higher resolution gif

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