I've been researching these past few weeks on seeding a PH launch and I'm still a bit confused. Our product (OneSub) has ~4,200 people using already but I'm pretty sure that the Venn diagram of "people who use OneSub" and "people on PH" is basically two circles. (Thanks Figma for making that easy to demonstrate 😁)
Do people who launch successfully on PH have a decent intersection?
I think we're facing building a whole new community of people who might like what we're doing and might also know what ProductHunt is. Is that the expectation?
With that in mind, we've been creating this "Ship" page which I think I've set up correctly but the Ship product is buggy, it's taken a chap on Intercom to get me through billing and even now I'm not sure it's working.
Is Ship the best place to collate/corral the "400 people, minimum" whom I need before launching on PH proper?
Is it appropriate to ask my 4,200 registered people to go vote on PH - 99% won't understand, have accounts or appreciate the interruption... (I'm pretty certain "uploading" the list to Ship is borderline illegal in the UK, certainly sketchy)...
Sorry, questions more clearly:
Thank you 🙏