🤯12 hours launch recap of SimpleOps on Hacker News where my post went viral
🥉on Hacker News
💰 $4500 in revenue
📦 273 customers
👀 11532 visitors
🔥 1 slot left in lifetime deal
I will share detailed analysis and learnings this week!
Hacker News Post
How did you get the post to rank high on HN?
I will post it in detail soon
Great achievement, well done mate.
love your landing page- urgency banners, price comparison and features all of it.. Kudos man!
How did you come up with 300$ lifetime deal - did you calculate lifetime value? or average website LTV?
Thats amazing results, congrats!
Your producthunt link at the bottom doesnt work
Thanks, yes, i'm yet to launch on PH
Awesome! It'd be great to hear how you started that vivid of a discussion.
Nice. I particularly like that this is a niche with a lot of existing services, but it shows there is always room for another innovator.
True. SimpleOps is actually a performance monitoring tool where there isn't so many competitors but it also happens to have uptime monitoring which has huge competition.
Good job !
I'm starting to like the notion of lifetime deal, but for such service, where all depends of servers, I don't see how it's possible...
I'm curious to know how many "Maker" package you sold because for a free package, an Uptime check 10 minutes is ok (well it's free package), but for a package of 20$/m, an Uptime check 10 minutes is weird (10 minutes is huge)
Have you done any research on what day of the week and what time should you post on HN or was it pure luck?
I see that you've tried 3 times with simpleops.io and that you've had some success with another projects in the past.
Congrats. The landing page looks cool. I'm also planning to launch on HN. Would love to have some insights about HN. Do i need to have a large following in order to have successful launch?
DUDE, congratulations yet again! Your journey has been fascinating to watch...
I just started a new newsletter which is (partially) about microstartups like yours. I think your story deserves to be told, and would love to interview you for it.
Would you be interested in doing an interview? Let me know!
Sure mate, i would love to do it. Not sure if i will have time though.
Nice website and great initial results, congratulations!! Did you create it from scratch? It looks pretty amazing, I wonder where you're getting the design inspiration.
Yes, i took inspiration from top sites and other indie makers amazing websites
Wow, that's some fantastic numbers! Congrats!
Congrats! and the website is super sleek, awesome work.
Congrats, the result is really great!
How long did it take to code everything?
I also wonder how you came up to the idea and if you talked to the potential users before the launch (have you validated the idea somehow)?
It took me 5 weeks to code everything. I had this idea for 6 months now but was busy with visalist.io but as the world in standstill due to the pandemic, i finally took time to work on this. I tried to asked few people that i dont know and they all were willing to use such a service but most of all i personally need a service which does performance as well as uptime monitoring at affordable price. I didnt find any so built it myself.
I can't believe such services don't exist... I saw messages from your competitors like "Oh, dear" - did you know about them?
Uptime monitoring are dime a dozen but performance monitoring very few.
I really like the idea, the website, and the price point!
thanks mate, do give it a try if have a website to track
Congratulations! Upvoted and rooting for you everywhere :)
Amazing landing page and copy btw. What did you use to build the page itself?
I'm glad you liked it. I just took design inspiration from top sites and coded it using VueJS and Vuetify.
Love it! Great stuff!
which tech stack is based on?
VueJS, NodeJS, GoLang
What do you use GoLang for?
Sorry if this sounds stupid. What does NodeJS do then?
the backend? So golang for the API and node for the backend 😁
What an amazing landing page. Love it!
Congrats, was it all buyers of the lifetime deal? It seems like people really like those lifetime deals!
Yes mostly lifetime deals.
Dude, you are like Midas, the king.
Good Work man. Congrats