Hi Indie Hackers,
Last week, my co-founder and I launched our app SKWSH on Product Hunt. Even though we read tips and numerous articles on how to prepare for launch, we still felt rushed and unprepared the day of. I read somewhere that in order to be Product of the Day you needed to get 50 upvotes the first hour. We did not get anywhere near that, I think we had like 8.
Things we did to prepare:
On the first day, we ended up with a little over 100 upvotes. We were gutted but kept pushing. Somehow between day 2 and day 3, we got to where we are now which is 634 upvotes. We might not have gotten Product of the Day but our PH badge on our site looks pretty darn good.
Really just wanted to write this for other founders getting ready to launch on PH - don't despair, if you believe in your idea so will others!
Check out SKWSH, the anti-ghosting app, on iOS and Android :)