Content Creators September 4, 2020

Launched my first product today!

Joe Previte @jsjoeio

Two weeks ago, I organized an info product challenge with a group of friends to see if we could build something worth $10.

Today, I launched my product! It's 100+ exercises to teach you Vim for VScode. You can check it out at vimforvscode.com.

It's been about 1 hour since I tweeted about it and I'm at 23 purchases (minus 1 from me testing 😅). Couldn't have done it without all the inspiration from the Indie Hackers podcast and community!

Updated on September 5th, 2020 at 2:36pm PT.

I'm now at 147 total purchases and have updated the image! 😱 Way more than I expected!

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    Amazing results within an hour! Keep us posted on the progress!

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      Just updated - now at 147 purchases!

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        I guess $10 is a sweet spot for people to just buy without too much thinking/damage?

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          I guess so? I’ve only had one refund related to the content itself so far!

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            I've seen your challenge as well. I have fomo!

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              If you ever want to participate in the challenge for a future round, let me know!

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    It looks awesome, well done!

    By the way, why did you choose ConvertKit instead of Gumroad or Podia, for instance?

    Thank you!

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      Thanks, Catalin!

      Gumroad had some past issues with the way they're interacted with some friends in the Black community so I opted to not use them.

      Podia doesn't have a free plan. I'm willing to pay for software, but I wanted to make sure that my product would actually sell.

      With ConvertKit, I was able to use their landing page builder, ConvertKit Commerce (beta) and have it all integrated with an email platform (which I plan to use). So it's really a 3-for-1 and, I'm still on the free plan (but will probably upgrade soon).

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    Contgrats on the sales results so far!

    Is it intended to to move devs from vscode to use vim?

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      Based on the way I’m understanding your question, nope! It’s intended for devs to leverage vim inside vscode. So you get the power of both!

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    Congratulations on the launch – I'm excited to check it out!

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      Thanks! Would love to hear what you think after if you end up getting it!

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    Saw this no twitter! Congrats on the sales

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    23 within 1 hour is great. Congrats.

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