March 11, 2019

Launch is not done.

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.

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    Just checked the landing page out, I think it needs a bit of work.

    More links on the navbar

    Add a pricing section

    Not sure why you have a chart on your landing page that will slow down pageload speed.

    FAQ says Each report is $10. on pricing page says $20.

    If you had a better landing page you would have converted a lot more.

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      Great feedback thanks. I've detailed the pricing page and changed up landing page. Will add a features page to the header after work.

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    This is the truth! Just building something is never enough, and it's hard to get users. It can be the most demotivating part of it all! You've built something great, you're live to the world, you've shouted it from your rooftop and... crickets.

    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.

    Great way way to put it! Building the thing just gets your foot in the door, and nothing more. Next up: grinding for your first customer. Then 5, then 10.

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    It's alright. Keep pushing on. I'm on my third iteration of my product and yet users are still only trickling in.

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    Hey Josh where can I checkout your latest project?