I know this is commonly known and stated, but I think it's worth resurfacing.
I just 'released' my latest project. And despite early-access users and email subscribers, almost nothing.
It's gut-wrenching. But I guess starting a business isn't easy 🤷🏻♂️
I've launched successfully before, and you expect things to fall into place. Building takes priority when it's just a side-project. After months of work the last thing you want to think about is that it's all just to get you to the starting line.
But just a gentle reminder - start thinking about acquisition. Figure out channels you can build on top of to get that early traction. Start blogging at the least.