Growth September 1, 2020

Post a link to your product and we'll suggest where to acquire new users

Alex Booker @bookercodes

⚠️ Please respond with the following format ⚠️

Product link: XXXXX
Your objective: (choose one) validate concept/find first paying customers/scale product-market fit
Where you're currently acquiring new users: XXXXX

We, the Indie Hackers community, will respond with our suggestions to acquire new, motivated customers.

  1. 6

    Product link: Foxof SMS (Not Launched)
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Right here

    It's an affordable SMS marketing SaaS. $5/m unlimited SMSes. Thank you so much for helping us here!!

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      Just wondering what theme you are using here.

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        It's Divi Layout for WordPress 😊 Working on the landing page right now.

        Looking at @BraydenTW 's buildfaster.co 👀

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      Just signed up :)

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      This comment was deleted 3 months ago.

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        Thank you so so so much for sharing but I'm sorry...

        Choose a target keyword for each section and ensure you feature it prominently but naturally. This will allow each page to rank individually. If you can, find another Indie Hacker with a similarly-sized audience to grow by sharing cross-posts and backlinks.

        I don't understand anything except for these 4 lines. How is my product related to trading anyway. IT'S AN SMS SAAS 🤷‍♀️

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          I responded to the wrong thread hence why I deleted it 😀

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    Product link: https://zlipa.com
    Your objective: Validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Word of mouth

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      I agree with @bookercodes that the value proposition is spot-on. For me, the VP that's on the "Browse" page should be promoted to the front page, with the "save time" further down the page. This is crystal clear:

      "Curated names for startups

      Discover handpicked names with available dotcoms and logos, priced 10x below market value"

      and should be right under the logo.

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      Your execution here is fantastic, great job 🎉! Through thoughtful design, the value proposition is clear.

      I knew I'd encountered similar services before so I searched "buy logo and domain" where Brandpa reigns supreme. I was relieved to see you've preemptively addressed this with your Brandpa alternative page.

      To acquire new users, you must first decide who your audience is. Competing with Brandpa and the flurry of other competitors for "buy logo and domain" is a losing game. You have done more than enough work on your website, now it's time to strategize.

      I recommend you narrow your audience based on price and/or vertical.

      For example, you can pursue the long-tail "buy logo and domain cheap" but in my experience, people who want cheap branding will go to Fiver or Upwork.

      It would be more promising to narrow your vertical. For example, why don't you become the GO-TO for Shopify stores?

      ... Find the 10 most popular categories of Shopify stores (for example, cosmetics, apparel, and so on) and design a logo for each. This will represent your initial inventory. Double-down on what works. Shopify is a tangible community whose attention you can capture through content. I can see you being featured in "top Shopify tips YouTube videos" and ranking for "Shopify logo ideas". You could upsell branded assets for Facebook retargeting campaigns.

      You can build a simple "Shopify name generator". When the user isn't satisfied with the name (just because it's auto-generated), you can draw their attention to Zilpa and make a sale.

      Also make a Dribbble team and feature your best designs.

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        Thank you so much for your super insightful feedback, @bookercodes! 🙏

        It didn't even cross my mind to target Shopify businesses, and it actually makes a whole lot of sense! On it 🙂 I was planning on competing (SEO) with Brandpa/Brandbucket head on, but that would take years to actually yield any meaningful results, if any at all...

        Can you recommend anything on audience segmentation? I usually like to hide on the backend of things so am really just starting to learn about all this 🙂

  3. 4

    Product link: StockAlarm.io
    Your objective: Scale (Currently ~600 Subs / 700 DAU)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organic SEO + ASO

    Thanks a ton, this is gonna help a ton🚀

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      There’s an increasing number of millennials inspired by videos like How I Learned to Day Trade. In my opinion, these young novices are your prime audience.

      Aspirational novices will be looking for education, which I can tell you have identified. You have done a good job capturing this attention with content for beginners. I think you deserve credit for publishing about stock splits, which is a hot topic.

      My advice is to double-down on your content strategy by creating a content pillar. It could be an e-book called “How to start day trading as a complete beginner” which you publish behind an email form. A nice trick would be to publish the book as an app. If you’ve not encountered this before, it might sound odd, but look it up. Books published as apps see significant downloads. Through the app, you can nudge people directly to your actual product. To get the most from your e-book, break each chapter or specific sections into pages on your website. Choose a target keyword for each section and ensure you feature it prominently but naturally. This will allow each page to rank individually. If you can, find another Indie Hacker with a similarly-sized audience to grow by cross-posting and sharing backlinks. Backlinks from .edu domains have more power. As you are publishing educational content you have an opportunity to achieve a natural backlink from an .edu website.

      Aspirational novices are also looking for inspiration, as is evident by short video documentaries and interviews with inspiring young traders on YouTube. You could also attempt to capture this attention with your own YouTube channel.

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        Thank you!

        Totally agree that content tailored towards aspirational novices is going to really increase our scale and we've been trying to work on that as we speak. High quality & easy to understand content has been our priority but balancing that with development work is quite the heroic effort.

        Never heard of a content pillar but am about to dive into research as that + the ebook as an app idea could really set us up for success. Super appreciative of the time you took to read this out and the research done.

        Cheers 🚀

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      Well Twitter game seemed on point. I think if you are not doing it already reddit would also be a great place to market it.
      Use deep links as replies to threads on investing or WSB, or something similar.

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        We try to automate all social media activity because that way we can gain even more value out of the infrastructure we built to support our app. We've definitely been using Deep links in a variety of reddit threads but some communities such as WSB are strictly no spam and do not allow these types of promotions even if we tried to do it discretely lol

        Appreciate the advice!

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      This is a great idea and it definitely has potential to be the funding for a lifestyle business. There is a lot of competition though. I only had a brief look so did not explore it deeply. There seem to be too many payment levels.. Is there a reason (backed by data) for them? Have you been running any experiments on conversion and retention?
      I did a recent post where I dissected apps from the UX perspective - here If you think you can optimise it better, have a look at what we're going to do this month with 2 other app devs - here

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        Totally agree on the fact that you have to be very careful when adding multiple payment tiers, in our case it was a necessity due to international users costing us the most money and having to create a high cost tier for them.

        However our experience has been totally wild, after creating the payment tiers we saw a decline in subscriptions per month but our MRR more than tripled within 2 months due to more users signing up and staying within our highest tier.

        Reading through your posts now, thanks!

  4. 3

    Product link: https://triggerbee.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: SEO, Referrals, Events (pre-c19), Email

  5. 3

    Product link: https://goose.red
    Your objective: Find first paying customers + social proof.
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Personal network.

  6. 3

    Product link: https://stumblefun.com
    Your objective: product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: I only recently launched so currently I'm making my rounds on indie hackers, hacker news, product hunt, etc. I haven't yet started looking elsewhere like social media

  7. 2

    Product link: https://reachme.chat/
    Your objective: find first paying users
    Where you`re currently acquiring new users: Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn

  8. 2

    Product link: https://www.therapybright.com/beta
    Your objective: Validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Currently reddit ad on therapy related subreddits. I'm planning to do some facebook ads but my account was recently disabled.

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      Do you mind if I ask how much you're spending on Reddit and what kind of return on investment you're seeing?

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        I set the ad to run for a week with maximum spending of $60 and about $1.50/click. I'm not really sure about the ROI because it's only been running for a short time. I'm thinking I'll have to mess around with the bid price and audience settings.

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      Hey @adegroat,

      I'd look into Google Ads and narrowing down on various categories of therapy, to see which would convert the best. If you can, create a landing page based on each one, run ads for each category, and see which ones convert the best!

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        Thanks for the advice! I will definitely try that. Also on a side note, I read your blog post about finding SaaS ideas and I really liked it!

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          ✊🏽 Too kind! Glad you did :)

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    Product link: https://Personalli.com
    Your objective: find first users/paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Twitter (Users concerned about privacy on LinkedIn)

    Personalli helps users create & share multiple profiles with different people.

    Would love to hear ideas. Thanks for the offer to help.

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      Hey @sanedevil

      It's not clear to me whether this service manages profiles across different platforms. But I'm assuming that's how it works?

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        hey @dextersjab - not quite. Users can create and manage multiple profiles from within Personalli. Of course they can bring in their other profile services.

        eg. with your colleagues you may want to share your professional side and would include the LinkedIn link, but with your hobby group, you may want to share your Instagram link and not your LinkedIn link.

        But thanks for your feedback. Might be a good idea to make this more explicit.

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      Hey @sanedevil,

      Curious to know how you came up with / came across this idea?

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        hey @tomzaragoza - sure. The idea came up in my conversations w my friends & colleagues all of whom seemed to have different roles but had no way to express themselves. It started only w soc med links, but has evolved into a product covering entire profiles.

        now I'm curious why you are curious? ;-)

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          @sanedevil @tomzaragoza I was wondering the same. You reminded me of Tom Haverford from Parks and Rec when makes a bunch of different dating profiles to target different women 😂

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            @bookercodes ha ha! we are in a state where we think we can go different ways indeed - professionals, dating, privacy, students, etc. In fact one of my friends said this could be great for an escort service where escorts assume different identity for their jobs.
            Time will tell ;-)

  10. 2

    Product link: Snack
    Your objective: scale
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: word of mouth, Slack marketplace, SEO

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      Hell yeah @gajus this is incredible!

      I just started a new remote job and I'm trying to replicate the whole serendipitous meeting-new-people-in-your-first-week-in-the-office type of thing. Relied on the #general "hey these are new hires and 3 questions they answered!" type of message by the employee success team to reach out and start to virtually meet new people!

      Soooo with that said, start slapping HR teams on LinkedIn DMs that you have this type of app, or even just asking them what it is they do to help onboard or re-create the whole office meeting new people type of thing.

      Some of them would be happy to answer questions

      "Hey <Incredible HR person at Startup>! Just curious to know - in terms of culture, what are you doing to help keep the spark up at the companies now that they are more or less remote? Would love to chat!"

      Something along those lines. Dunno if you're already doing that though!

      Maybe another thing you could do is to add an affiliate portion to the app, to piggy-back on the word-of-mouth aspect. Incentivize people to share this app. Getrewardful.com is sweet for this, if you use stripe for payments. Not sure how payments for slack apps work, but yeah

      As for SEO:

      yasss you've already started a blog: https://aboutsnack.com/blog

      Maybe what you could do is, given you reach out to various HR peoples asking them what they do for the serendipity, you can start to take note of these, as them if you can include them into a blog post, create a lonnggggggg blog post on all these different things they are doing, then putting that blog post out there.

      Then, as that blog post lives in the wild, after a few months, you can use Google Search Console to find the other keywords your long post gets ranked for then creating new content or updating that piece with those new keywords. Thing of these as the keywords that your users, depending on what part of the funnel they are in, are using to find your blog post.

      Happy to chat more if you're interested! SEO can really hit if you are systematic about it. Can explain further anything that I suggested above.

      I'm on twitter here: https://twitter.com/tomzaragoza

      ✌🏾

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      This is great! I'm especially grateful for how quickly I was able to figure out what your product is and the value of it. I'm not an employer, but if I was I think this would be a great replacement for the in-person equivalents that I've experienced in past jobs.

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      Snack is smart, and I am happy for your success 💡. Your content looks best-in-class, and I am excited to see you ramp up production.

      So far, who have you mainly seen adoption by? Is it human resource-type people? Or have remote team members championed Snack to Slack administrators?

      From what I can tell, at the moment, you have a fragile baseline of installs attributed to the Slack app store and word of mouth. This is fragile because trends change and you have no control of your distribution channels. Taking a pessimistic viewpoint, you should expect this baseline to dwindle in the next 3-6 months.

      If you have no budget, I would invest heavily in your own distribution channels these next 3 months. I suggest you dream big and smart small, taking an experiment-driven approach. Here are some ideas,

      • Double-down on your blog, ensuring you build backlinks from the beginning. Create a distribution plan, and, potentially, a cross-promotion schedule from the beginning. * A promising distribution plan would be to share your posts with Slack, team-building, and HR newsletters. It will take some time to learn what resonates with each newsletter's audience and to build relationships with the curators. If you have a budget and interested in sponsorship, normally you need to commit to slots ahead of time.
      • LinkedIn represents a big opportunity for Snack. Human-resource-type people live on LinkedIn, and I see posts about remote work trending all the time. Make it easier for your audience to discover you by bringing the conversation to their platform. Note, I am not saying "write a blog post and share it on LinkedIn". This isn't good enough in 2020. In 2020, you need to tailor the post to the platform (title, tone of voice, length, @-mentions, tags, and so on) If you can build an engaged audience in 3 months, anything you publish in the future will ripple through your network like a pebble on a lake.
      • If not LinkedIn, build your audience elsewhere. For example, a Slack community, Medium publication, or your own newsletter! I think it's a shame you're not already capturing people's emails on your blog
      • Once you have an audience, you can look to partner with other Indie Hackers. Find friendly companies solving adjacent problems for remote-workers. Did I see a product that shipped beers to employees on Friday for "beer-o-clock"? Ask them to feature a little pamphlet in their box with a link to Snack.
      • I searched "remote work" on Product Hunt and the results are dominated by "guide to remote work" content products. You can either create your own, or look to share their audience

      In your post, you wrote "scale" but I humbly think you're on the way to product-market fit only because Snack is so young. Remember, I have no insight into your activation and churn metrics. In a few months, you'll have a better idea of your LTV and can start to experiment with paid advertising. I would experiment, experiment, experiment until you find an audience that resonates with your advertising. Paid ads could also supplement your content strategy. For example, if a LinkedIn post booms, you can throw some money at it.

      I wonder about the potential for product-led growth and Snack. I'd need to think about it some more.

  11. 2

    Product link: https://www.misakey.com/
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Product Hunt, Community-based forums, Familly, Friends and Fools network.

    It's a browser-based encrypted environment for confidential communication.

    --
    Thank you I'll give advice on other products if anything comes up.

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      Bam what's good, @ArnaudGrowth!

      Is Friends and Fools a new term? Like the fools part? First time hearing that lol

      Alrighty, so who are the people you are targeting here? One thing I've noticed in my career as a developer, is sometimes integration teams require data and chats with external stakeholders. API keys, credentials to login to FTP, things like that. They have a vested interest in making sure this info doesn't leak AND to safely share it to get work done.

      Maybe people within a company that interact the most with those external stakeholders could benefit the most from this. Account execs, development managers, who then need to add developers or other people that have an interest in the safe data being talked about in Misakey? Some sort of a network effect happening here.

      I'm thinking along the lines of how, say we would use pwpush.com to send passwords within teams or other teams, etc

      Please shed some light on who the target audience is! Can go from there too

      Also, happy to chat further on twitter: https://twitter.com/tomzaragoza

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        Hey Tom!

        That's a cool idea to focus on integration team! I'll make sure to investigate and test this potential target!

        Currently, we are trying to validate the product (not the concept as it's already developed).

        • We are targeting early adopters mainly through Product Hunt (to identify key segments)
        • Alternatively, we are testing with Lawyers, Journalists, Doctors, DPO, Accountant, etc. Anyone who is dealing with confidential data - mainly data of their clients.
          Even if the platform is really secure and encrypted (nothing is perfectly secure), we try to emphasis on confidentiality.

        Family, friends and Fools (acronym FFF), is mainly used in the entrepreneurial world. When we talk about fundraising, there is a term that's called Love Money (i.e. money you raise from your grandma, your friends, etc.). You raise this money (before Seed Money) to your FFF network. I really like the term, and I use it a lot in Growth.
        [You might like the term ramen profitability as well 😊]

        I would love to continue the discussion with you!
        Unfortunately, I do not use Twitter, but I'm an active user of LinkedIn if you'd like.

        If I can help you with anything, I would love it :)

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          Added you on LinkedIn!

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          And thank you for pwpush!! It's a great tool!

  12. 2

    Product link: https://www.fundstory.com/
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Twitter and Linkedin

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      Fundstory looks great, @rogilbert215

      is there an opportunity to create a calculator of sorts? to help visualize the value of fundstory to a potential business? Maybe a very very pared down version of what you offer, but gives businesses a taste of what they could get from fundstory?

      The psychology behind it could be like:

      "Oh okay, Fundstory is giving THAT for free? They MUST be giving a ton more behind the paywall"

      Please shed some light and lets get the conversation started!

      I'm on twitter here, if you'd like to reach out there: https://twitter.com/tomzaragoza

      ✌🏾

  13. 2

    Product link: https://highlighted.app
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Apple App Store & word of mouth

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      Hey Damir. I just remembered your app from looking at this thread yesterday and wanted to download it from the app store. However I couldn’t find it there. Searched for „annotate book“ and „mark book“. Maybe this can help you for ASO. Might also be because I haven’t updated iOS yet and it seems the app is not compatible.

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        Just updated and the app is great. Stunning design.

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      As I am sure you know, productivity porn is on the rise, especially on YouTube 📈. I am thinking of Ali Abdaal who's a recent video, My favorite note-taking app for students has 500,000 views. Imagine if you were featured in that video 😱

      Okay, okay, in fitting with productivity "porn", that would give your growth a "viagra" effect - that is, a short spoke in performance. I concede, it'd also be tough to earn Ali's attention, especially as your motivation is to sell. That being said, I think this represents a broader opportunity.

      Whenever Ali creates a video, a subset of smaller creators create videos about the same topic. These tend to be young, aspiring creators like Lenks, whom I think would love to work with you, especially if you can offer their audience a promotion.

      Ali, Thomas Frank, and other productivity creators will send you strong signals about what productivity topics are trending. For example, Notion is popular with students, and Roam Research is growing in popularity also. Here's a video by Thomas Frank called This Note-taking app is a game-changer - Roam Research to illustrate my point.

      Search YouTube for "note-taking" and you'll see it's a popular topic. I'll leave you to think about how to capture this attention.

      You can also look into Setapp, who might work with you to distribute and charge for your app.

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        Appreciate your advice, Alex. Great ideas! Thank you.

  14. 2

    Product link: https://remoteleaf.com
    Your objective: Scaling customer acquisition
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Twitter, Word of mouth

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      Interesting, at the moment I'm looking to build a process/tool that allows me to gather posts from different sources but on the home services gig work space, as in cleaning, delivery, grocery shopping, etc and then deliver them to people signed up in my app: www.eaziapp.com, I wonder if you could share how your process of gathering and organizing the posts is done.

      thanks!

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        I've been using Airtable as a database for my curation work. Then use the Python scripts and SendGrid to send out the jobs list.

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      It's tough to promote a newsletter in forums and social media consistently. I'd suggest creating a PDF (google docs can do it) that people get in their first email. (welcome email)

      a few ideas:

      • How to Apply to Remote Jobs
      • 100 Resources to improve your Remote Job CV (resume services, courses, youtube videos, gumroad courses, tools, udemy courses)
      • Case Studies: Interview someone who recently got a remote job. Interview them and write out the whole process of how they did it. from start to finish.
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        Got it, Thanks for the idea.

  15. 2

    Product link: kumamodel.com
    Your objective: Find first 100 paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Cold email

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    Product link: zohunt.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: LinkedIn

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  17. 2

    Product Link: bettersheets.co
    Objective: Scale (currently 817 customers)
    Acquiring User: AppSumo and YouTube

    This seems fun! Thanks for offering this.

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      I'd probably suggest answering questions on maybe Google's help forums on how to do various things in Google sheets.

      You can even use forums to answer questions that people might have around how to do things in Sheets. I made a little tool to help search for questions on forums here:

      https://tomzaragoza.com/forum-search

      Lmk what you think!

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      "My former boss is furious that I'm doing this."

      There's just funnys left and right in this sub-thread. Love it.

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      Andrew, I have been watching your videos and you definitely know your sheet!

      Can you tell us a little more about your target audience and vision for bettersheets.co?

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        "you definitely know your sheet!"

        😂😂😂😂

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        Target Audience: Small Businesses, Hustlers, Entrepreneurs who want to do more with less. The price right now is great for even folks looking to upskill. VAs, Researchers, Serial Startuppers, people who need to do more things, faster, in google sheets. I run my newsletter with google sheets, the bookmarklet I give away in the course is "PURE GOLD" as one customer said.

        Vision: Looking to become The Laracasts of Google Sheets, the Egghead of Google Sheets.

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    Hi,

    Happy to get advises :)

    Product link: https://cloudbuddies.io
    Your objective: validate concept and get early users when MVP is ready, hopefully this month.
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: n/a

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      I am a little embarrassed to admit that I don't totally "get" cloudbuddies.io.

      I read most of your website and some of your posts on Indie Hackers and I surmise that through a chat bot, users can access templates to provision and manage cloud infrastructure on AWS?

      I feel like your audience isn't developers because developers are going to levitate towards something like Terraform (where we can commit configuration files to source control) and trending towards serverless.

      I feel like your audience isn't dev ops people as they will likely use Harness or maybe Relay. Dev ops people have the expertise to take full control. Do they have the time?

      Excuse my ignorance but it's unclear to me who your audience is and what specific problems you solve for them.

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        Hi,

        Thanks for the feedback.

        The tool will offer several things. A cloud adoption is three steps, some of them are not being considered by companies/architects/developers and sometimes ends up with bad surprises. We want to fix this by combining the architecting side of a cloud infrastructure with the automation side. Offer an alternative to people that don't like to code and/or don't know how to design infrastructures accordingly to be able to build well architected resources in the cloud.
        Cloud Deployment is not only development or automation, there is the well architected framework that sums up best practices in order to do a cloud environment correctly. Cost opt, operational excellence, resiliency, security and so on...we include these considerations in our deployments.

        1.The Landing Zone

        As mentioned on the website, when u start to go for cloud as a company you need to build a landing zone, which to be simple is, an organisation of multiple accounts which segregates users access and set policies to control who can do what at the organisation level. It gives you central services and central access between accounts...where you will "plug" your Application infrastructures, it's not an easy thing to do. The tool deploys this structure for you automatically.

        1. The cloud accounts

        As said, to be doing stuff correctly you need different accounts, some for the core services, some for your apps. The tool is providing preconfigured accounts (that will stick to your core services and be part of the organisation) to start your projects quicker (no need to configure the accounts, they will have networks and security already setup)

        1. The applications

        This is where deployment and automation comes in the game. You can imagine the tool as a terraform with the architecture side included, except you will not need to learn coding or architecting or install any software (all goes from a browser session) and if you have just some basic IT knowledge you should be able to follow the chatbot and deploy templates without knowing much about them. The templates will be either preconfigured by us or customisable on the settings we think are relevant, the resources and their sub-resources will be ready to use, tagged and highly available if needed.

        Developers could use it because they usually don't really care about the best practices (it could also save them time on standard deployments), but yes i admit they are not really our targets as they will prefer to continue coding. Not all applications are serverless ready, therefore you need a standard infra to support them. Cloud Architects (like me) would maybe like to be able to deploy without bothering the coding (i would love that), non cloud aware IT could help their company to move to cloud as they wouldn't need to upskill a lot. Companies could avoid searching for unicorn profiles and let their existing IT do the move with the help of our preconfigured/customisable templates. Saves times, efforts and budgets for the them.

        We also plan to make it multi-cloud and multi-language to be more accessible to everyone...if we get success of course :)

        The problem in cloud is that all is turning around development underestimating the strategic/designing side of it, this usually leads to bad decisions, we just want to offer a way to include the best of designing and coding.

        Sorry for the long response :)

  19. 1

    Product link: simpdf.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Word of Mouth

  20. 1

    Product link: gethal.com
    Your objective: subscribers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: mouth to mouth

  21. 1

    Product link: https://www.getreadr.com/
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: friends

  22. 1

    Product link : https://moodmap.app
    Currently acquiring on reddit.

    Objective : Retention, and iteration to ceate more retention of product.

  23. 1

    Product link: Hupport.com
    Objective: Get to 10K MRR

    Appointment scheduling software with voice reminders.

    Thank you so much

  24. 1
    1. www.calmind.com
    2. brand awareness, UA, generate revenue (subscriptions)
    3. mainly organic SEO + ASO (backlinks)
  25. 1

    Product link: https://www.justlearn.com
    Your objective: Reach +100.000 active students
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: SEO

  26. 1

    You can find best tech products review here https://poweruphere.com/. visit for more details.

  27. 1

    Product link: http://bnchmrk.app
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: direct sales calls

  28. 1

    Product link: https://undersend.com
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: We have just released the app. Looking for new users on Twitter, Indie Hackers.

  29. 1

    First of all, thank you very much for doing this.

    Product link: https://kitdb.app/
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: IndieHackers, LinkedIn, Facebook

    KitDB [https://kitdb.app] is a smart, searchable directory of different web/computer applications to be used for any purpose, whoever you are.

    We just launched tonight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Om4aRkY6o).

  30. 1

    Product link: remoteworkly.co
    Your objective: (choose one) find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Word Of Mouth, Manual LinkedIn Outreach

  31. 1

    Product link: https://bookedin.com
    Objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Apple app store, apple search ads, Google search

  32. 1

    Product link: http://cre8ios.com
    My objective: Find out where to square first users
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: reddit - beta testers

  33. 1

    Product Link: https://www.cloudways.com/en/
    Objective: To find customers that can spend $100.
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organic and Affiliate.

  34. 1

    Product link: https://www.oneword.domains/
    Your objective: Scale
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Word of mouth, Twitter, forums like Namepros/Reddit/Indie Hackers, email marketing

  35. 1

    Product link: https://sety.io
    Your objective: validate concept/acquire first set of users
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Here, referrals, word of mouth, friends

  36. 1

    Productlink : www.justanotherpm.com
    Goal: create a highly engaged community of product managers.
    Acquisition: mostly personal professional connections, LinkedIn, Reddit, ih, fb groups

  37. 1

    Product link: https://themepage.co
    Your objective:find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Just launched

  38. 1

    Product link: Ultimate Extract and Recover
    Your objective:scale product-market fit/find...paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users:software review sites like Softpedia.com

    It's a Windows desktop end user app for batch extracting compressed archives. It gets great reviews but the paying customers are negligible.Looking to get expert tips on acquiring more customers,i.e should I use paid advertising?Even thought of selling the rights to the software.

  39. 1

    Product link: DetailsPro
    Your objective: Find first 100 paying customers (had 1k people on free TestFlight beta)
    Where you’re currently acquiring new users: Twitter

  40. 1

    Proudct Link - FloMail
    Your Objective - Validate concept by driving by early access signups
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Forums, startup launch site, here etc.

    About floMail - Email app to supercharge your inbox. It gives you tools make you 5x more productive

  41. 1

    Product link: Trade Hounds App iOS and Trade Hounds App Android
    Your objective: Installs by onstruction workers & tradespeople
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook/Instagram (Ads and organic), Google Ads, Apple Search Ads

  42. 1

    Product link: http://amspilot.com/
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: don't have a way to acquire new customers.

    Customers are Amazon Kindle publishers with at least 20 books

  43. 1

    Product link: https://www.trustfinta.com/
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Through partnerships with startup accelerators.

  44. 1

    Product link: Userbrain - a remote user testing service
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Google Ads

  45. 1

    Product link: https://www.crescendowork.com
    Your objective: Scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Free marketing guides and lead magnets on the site. Some outbound.

  46. 1

    Product Link : https://www.producthunt.com/posts/scatter-content-box

    Your objective :
    Acquire the first 100 customers

    Where you're currently acquiring new users:
    Looking at the existing customer base on the services side.

  47. 1

    Product: https://skilledup.life (2-sided Volunteer MarketPlace for tech startups)
    Your objective: Get up to 100 Volunteers (graduates to experienced) before signing up 20 tech companies.
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Linkedin.

  48. 1

    Product link: https://hitashi.io/
    Your objective: Validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Word of mouth and Facebook groups

  49. 1

    Product link: TAILOAR (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tailoar-tailoring-measurements/id1491969192) (beta) a self body measurement application
    Your objective: Find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: referral / word of mouth / Instagram messaging

  50. 1

    Product link: https://groupeleven.co
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Most effective has been to DM athletes on social media, typically Instagram.

  51. 1

    Product link: https://tubehunt.substack.com
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Reddit, IH

  52. 1

    Product link: https://eventcadence.com/
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: word of mouth and some marketing (being placed in an "event bible" list

  53. 1

    Product link: https://majorarcs.com/
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organically by speaking to people for user research, my mailing list, and Twitter

  54. 1

    Product link: https://thelist.space
    Objective: Build an active user base who contribute the initial content to the platform resulting in more user sign ups
    Current channels: Twitter, private slack & telegram groups

  55. 1

    Product link https://www.gptakein.com
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Google Ads

    When consumer Google plus shut down, users were encouraged to download their content a migrate to a new home; my product would help users explore their user unfriendly archives and migrate their content

  56. 1

    Product link: www.hugo.team
    Your objective: (choose one) Scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organic content (SEO)

  57. 1

    Product: AcademicLabs.com
    Objective: Scale demo's to scientists in pharma and biotech companies from 10 per week to 50 per week
    Today: automated campaigns on LinkedIn via Linkedhelper

  58. 1

    Product link: https://formsubmit.co
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: organic and referrals

  59. 1

    Product link: LessAccounting.com
    Your objective: scale
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Seo, word of mouth

  60. 1

    Product link: www.niftycart.com
    Your objective: Acquire first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: we haven't started the process yet

  61. 1

    Product link: CloverCamp -- https://www.clovercamp.com
    Your objective: Find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: I have tried cold email and facebook ads (specifically targeting real estate agents/brokerages to automate their direct mail marketing needs -- like staying in touch with past clients, geo-farming for new leads, "Just Listed" postcards, etc).

  62. 1

    Product link: https://entent.io
    Your objective: find first paying customer
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Direct Sales

  63. 1

    Product link: https://tutorpass.netlify.app/
    Objective: Find paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook groups, incumbent tuition platforms

  64. 1

    Product Link: NITL app
    Your objective: Find more users
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organic ASO/social media

    NITL is an AI-based news aggregator app that curates news from 60+ sources and summarises each story in three sentences. It's free, no login required.

    Thank you so much for helping us here! Would love your feedback!!

  65. 1

    Product link: https://shippingchimp.com/ecommerce_helpdesk.com
    Your objective: Find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Account based marketing( Outbound) for businesses that might use other helpdesks

  66. 1

    Product link: eaziapp.com
    Your objective: find first paying customers (consumers who will book cleaners in the platform)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Just starting...

  67. 1

    Product link: phantomnotes.com
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: instagram

  68. 1

    Thank you Alex for this offer.

    Product link: reviewhornet.com
    Your objective: Find first paying customers. Find a traction channel where we can scale.
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: We will be launching in 2 weeks. Planning to target individual business owners like real estate agents for this.

  69. 1

    Product link: https://formator.io
    Your objective: Host and sell online courses
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook group, Google

  70. 1

    Product link: https://www.videoform.com/
    Your objective: Find paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organic, Social Media and Cold Emails

  71. 1

    Product link: https://ipowatch.app/
    Your objective: Validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Nowhere right now. I run a small YT channel (~1.1k subs), so I was thinking about making a video about it there.

  72. 1

    Product link: levawork.com
    Your objective: Find customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Linkedin, Word of mouth

    Leva is a platform that connects students seeking remote internships with innovative startups! We're actively trying to fill both sides of our marketplace.

  73. 1

    Product link: https://www.mymailbag.app
    Your objective: Find first free users. Still trying to validate, but mvp is built.
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: N/A

  74. 1

    https://www.joinrant.com/ disappearing voice conversations
    Objective - market validation and testing

  75. 1

    https://lowcode.agency
    scale product-market fit
    through the Glideapps Certified Experts page

    I'm looking to reach out to non technical people that want/need an app.

  76. 1

    Product link: https://www.zilculator.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: word of mouth, organic traffic, through property reports sent out by our customers and property inventory websites (subdomains). PPC hasn't worked well.
    We want to target B2B - SMB (realtors, agents, wholesalers, real estate professionals)

    Thanks!

  77. 1

    Product link: Zoomies - Speed dial to remote meetings - https://zoomiesoncall.xyz
    Objective: Mass acquire users from schools and organizations.
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: via LinkedIn posts.

  78. 1

    Product link: https://zenmailhq.com
    It's a browser extension for Gmail to help you be in control of your emails.

    Your objective: Scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Twitter

  79. 1

    Product link: fledgling.app.link
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: we've only just launched, struggling to acquire users full-stop.

    We're / it's a platform that allows everyday people to skip the estate agent fees and list their home for sale, for free.

  80. 1

    Product Link: https://kwickbox.cloud
    Objective: Getting more users on the platform
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook and LinkedIn Groups

  81. 1

    Product link: Search For Me
    Your objective: Validate concept (Do people need this?)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Writing posts on Reddit and word of mouth

    Search For Me it's a smart PDF reader that understands the content of your file. Open up one or several PDFs and ask a question! The AI will read through all the files and find the answer. Thank you so much for the help!!

  82. 1

    Product link: CrwdCoach.com
    Your objective: (choose one) validate concept (interested in getting initial users - those interested in getting actionable advice on video-based activities - to get initial app feedback, and expand from there)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Just getting started; have done a little targeted outreach (to potential users) on Twitter

  83. 1

    Product link: The Stoop Community <-> Corporate Partner Matching tool: https://www.notion.so/The-Community-Corporate-Partner-Matching-Tool-3418715d453b4826a877067dc054716b

    Objective: find first paying customers. We're building a two sided marketplace that is 100% free for community builders (and helps them earn money), and we charge corporate partners a flat fee for matching over time.

    Currently acquiring users: slack groups, direct outreach, twitter, Linkedin groups, finding communities everywhere we can.

    We are kickstarting our marketplace that will plug into the free community building tools we're making over at http://stoopapp.com/

  84. 1

    Product link: Microtica
    Your objective: find first paying customers/scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Google Ads, Reddit, Dev.to, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blog (SEO), HackerNews, HackerNoon, Quora

  85. 1

    Brilliant @bookercodes ! Everyone, hit me up with your craziest idea!

    Product: Jumpy Cat - Stream personalized workouts designed by AI
    Objective: find first customers
    Currently getting customers: social media like Reddit & FB, showing to other indie people, personal network

  86. 1

    Product link: wyzr Currently building the MVP
    Your Objective: Validate concept/Acquire users for beta test
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Mainly on reddit

  87. 1

    Hey there! I'd love to hear ideas for how to grow our brand new iOS app (in beta). It's called Bunch, and it's an AI leadership coach for millennial managers :)

    Product link: https://bunch.ai (if you have an iPhone, you can download it free)

    Objective: Acquire 15,000 users by the end of the year through repeatable channels (i.e. we're not looking for one-off campaign ideas).

    Where we currently acquire new users: word of mouth and some viral loops. For example, we give you your own "leadership style" profile during onboarding, and later encourage you to share it on LinkedIn, etc. (example here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/kurtismorrison_kurtis-morrisons-leadership-profile-bunch-activity-6702152171158405120-iR2j)

  88. 1

    Product link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.focuscommit
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: on Google Play Store

  89. 1

    Www.tmanordic.com
    Find first paying customers
    Through LinkedIn and personal contacts

  90. 1

    Product link: https://qureos.com/
    Your objective: Find 3 startups / small business to validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Social Media (LinkedIn, IG, FB, Twitter)

    Thank you in advance for your input.

  91. 1

    www.resquire.com
    Our objective: Find first paying customers
    We acquiring new customers by using Twitter,google, posting on different forums and IH.
    Thank you guys:)

  92. 1

    Thanks @bookercodes, following is my project:

    Link: http://botmocha.com
    Tag: Create a chatbot for your business in minutes using templates.
    Objective: validate idea and sign-up first 5 customers
    Acquiring users: Reddit

  93. 1

    Product link: https://aiendurance.com
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: word of mouth, social media

  94. 1

    Product link: Keepsy.app
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Indie Hackers

    Thanks a lot for the help. We’re about to BETA launch and we need the first few users to Signup for when we launch and get early feedback.

    Regards

  95. 1

    Product link: pathviz.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: People we know, kind strangers on reddit.

    In-depth jobs & career reviews. If anyone is open to writing a review (about your job/career), we're happy to return the favor in anyway we can.

  96. 1

    Product link: https://stratascratch.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Reddit and YouTube. I started organically contributing to conversations on Reddit and have seen some success in sign-ups but it's low volume. I just started creating videos on Youtube and am doing some affiliate marketing with 1-2 channels. I think Youtube is going to be a major marketing/sales channel for me once we have a critical mass of videos.

  97. 1

    Product link: StorageQuery
    Your objective: Validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Nowhere yet

  98. 1

    Product link: balancebunny.com
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: friends in startup ecosystem

  99. 1

    Product link: https://lookup.design/
    Your objective: Get as many regular users as possible to increase ad revenue
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: twitter, reddit, producthunt (none of them sustainable)

  100. 1

    Product link: makesales.io
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: IH, PH, HN, Reddit, referrals, cold outreach

    thank you!

  101. 1

    Product link: https://linkedcamp.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Through engaging people on platforms like IH

  102. 1

    Product link: https://mailist.app
    My objective: Scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organic traffic and referrals

    💡A weekly/daily newsletter sending your own, unread bookmarks.

  103. 1

    Product link: https://www.seamlesscloud.io/
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Reddit, IndieHackers, Personal Blog (https://blog.seamlesscloud.io/ + Medium)

  104. 1

    Product Link: http://stringtheories.ie/
    Your objective: Scale product market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring users: Google ads

    1. 1

      Are you focusing on any particular markets to begin with?

      Which keywords are you bidding for and do you have dedicated landing pages for each campaign 💸?

      1. 1

        Currently focused on lessons in the Dublin market (ain't too much demand for online lessons).

        Currently bidding for "guitar lessons dublin" and "piano lessons dublin" and variants. Landing pages are basically a list of the tutors for those instruments.

  105. 1

    Product link: https://tapdesk.io
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Through Ads and Lead search feature in the software

  106. 1

    Hey Alex thanks for this post and your incredibly in-depth feedback. Looking forward to hearing from you but looks like you got more than you can chew.

    Product link: https://www.miracle-nutrition.com/
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: forums, word of mouth, influencers, dietitians, clinics

    Just launched 2 weeks ago. Had some success with Hacker News but have been unable to replicate it. Waiting for the influencers, dietitians, and physicians to try the product and see if they want to go forward with it.

    1. 2

      I did some research, and the miracle berry is not newly-discovered. In fact, it seems like a superfood-type that got left behind Acai Berries, etc. sometime between 2000 and 2008 and could well be due for a resurgence. Sounds exciting ✨

      How to market this product depends on your ambition, right?

      There is already a niche market, as is evident by your competition (one example). Call this market segment "people with intent to buy miracle berry". You can go head-to-head and outplay the competition at content marketing, search engine marketing, and so on. In this case, you can capture highly-motivated customers with intention. Your visual brand, copy, pricing, and how you package the product (in your competition's case, it's a tablet) can give you a small edge. Other than that, I don't have anything overly-creative to offer. I suspect you have a social and economic impact that you can broadcast more openly, which will contribute to your brand image. Innocent Smoothies and Peaceful fruits have good landing pages, which you can look to for inspiration. I like Be Sweet Lemonade's business model where a portion of their proceeds is donated.

      You can study food and drink products on Shark Tank. There's a whole database! If I were you, I would trace how Acai Berries, Macha, Ube, etc. became popular in the west and how Cauliflower rice, Hummus deserts, Huel, etc. become trendy in general. What you'll likely find - and in my view, this is the greatest ambition - is that the pedigree companies in those categories took on the arduous task of market education. Call this market segment "people who don't know they can benefit from miracle berry". Normally, you'd map the person's problem to your solution with content, "good food tastes bad"> try Miracle Berry! "tasty healthy food" > try Miracle Berry! But the health and fitness (and superfood) content are extremely saturated.

      Press could be a great opportunity for you. From what I have read, it's been long enough since Miracle berry made the rounds, you could spark a new wave. Health writers are always looking for new topics to write about. It must be really hard for them to write about new things considering how slow trends move. Something like the super berry lends itself to a tantalizing headline that sparks curiosity and traction, which journalists will appreciate. You can learn a lot about how to get your first press in this Indie Hackers podcast episode with Dimitri Dragilev.

      You can consider an affiliation with health magazines and health influencers. For example, a 60/40 revenue split. Health influencers have "cult" followings of normal-looking people who will try anything to look like them. I'd like to see you utilize this in an authentic and responsible way.

      Market education is daunting, and I would probably veer from it at the beginning. Maybe I'm just not that ambitious! I bet there are niche Facebook communities you can find around specific diets. For example, people with diabetes who can't consume sugar. You can bring them value by creating, for example, a sugar-free cookie recipe. For any recipe that requires the Miracle Berry, they'll naturally buy from you. If you see traction, you can double-down and produce a sugar-free online cookbook and YouTube channel. An added benefit is that you're showing people how to get the most out of super berries. The more they use super berries, the more frequently they reorder.

      Can Miracle Berries make my protein powder not taste like shit? Your niche community could be protein-shake drinkers. Imagine if that was successful! You could potentially pivot and ship the first miracle-berry protein shake.

      And hey! Have you attempted to sell miracle berry locally? Can you set up a stall at the local food market one weekend (social distancing restrictions permitting?) Can you build a relationship with a local store to sell Miracle Berry? Maybe they'll feature it with an informational poster. As an online marketer, this is perhaps more daunting to me than market education! But it's hard to deny the immeasurable benefit of knowing your early customers personally.

      Good luck. I hope you do really well. Then I hope Whole Foods don't steal your lunch money.

      1. 1

        Wow the research and depth you put into these is amazing!!! I hope your generosity earns you the karma points to pay off later :)

        I think the reason the fruit hasn't gone anywhere is 1) people have been marketing it as a novelty food 2) the current tablets take 5-10 minutes to dissolve so it is inconvenient for it to be a habit. These are the two things that make me stand apart. I got #2 down to 15 seconds, but #1 is still an exploratory thing.

        I like the feedback on the media and influencers. It makes me feel better that I'm on the right route. Although it isn't going to get the instant results I want for the YC sprint, it is definitely the sustainable way to build the business. I tried reddit and had little luck there, but you are totally right that maybe I need to generate content on recipes to get their attention without being flagged for self-promotion.

        Good call on the case studies. I think the thing that drives me even when I doubt myself is the versatility of the product. You only get value out of cauliflower, matcha, açaí when you eat it - the value is niche and narrow. The value of miracle fruit is not its nutrition, but all the things it allows you to eat and enjoy. It's the Swiss army knife of nutrition. If I can crack the code on the education, this is an untapped goldmine.

        If Covid wasn't a thing, I'd definitely be on the streets with a miracle-berry lemonade stand XD I may still consider it, but the cases in my state have been pretty bad so not sure how productive/safe that would be.

        Thanks again for the feedback and your time! Let me know if you'd like to give it a try ;)

  107. 1

    Product link: https://www.getcurbsidepickup.com/
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: door to door sales

  108. 1

    Product link: http://finderskeepers.pro
    Your objective: Find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Twitter, LinkedIn

  109. 1

    Product link: https://www.icannowcode.com/
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: I just finished with the landing page so I'll use Twitter to reach group of people.

  110. 1

    Product link: https://timebuzzer.com/
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: SEO, FB Ads, Starting with affiliates

    1. 1

      Hey @patrickr,

      Wicked idea!

      Doing a quick look at your domain and the keywords you rank for:

      https://app.neilpatel.com/en/traffic_analyzer/overview?lang=en&locId=2840&domain=timebuzzer.com

      Even cooooooler that you are getting ranked for time buzzer + you have the domain name matching it as well.

      I'm getting that information here:

      https://app.neilpatel.com/en/traffic_analyzer/keywords?domain=timebuzzer.com&lang=en&locId=2840

      RE: your LP headline:

      "Time Tracking for Professionals and Teams"

      Do you happen to know who these people are? Like what type of work they do? Their job titles?

      because what you could do next is add pages on your website for them like so:

      https://timebuzzer.com/for/developers
      https://timebuzzer.com/for/freelancers
      https://timebuzzer.com/for/contractors
      https://timebuzzer.com/for/<anythinghere>

      Then on each page, write copy that speaks directly to them. You can get this information from just talking to them and finding out the languages they use. Afterwards, you can link to these pages on the footer of your website, to allow for some internal linking, which search engines tend to like. Doesn't scale (like creating the content doesnt scale), but works.

      (a side note, are you listed on the marketplaces for the apps you connect to, like Slack? Those could be some good backlinks to get)

      Also, noticed that you have it translated into other languages. Why not translate to even more languages? Figure out what the core keyword for your website is, get that translated to the other languages, make sure you have proper hreflang tags etc and you could start ranking for those other languages as well! Spanish, French, and a handful of languages in Europe could be a good start.

      lmk if you have any other questions, happy to help. You have something wicked here!

      I'm on twitter here: https://twitter.com/tomzaragoza

      1. 1

        Hi Tom,

        thanks for your feedback! Awesome!
        I already made use cases because I had the same thing in mind. But I think you are right that I could also do further landingpages to adress different target customers.

        I am already implementing those pages.
        I'll probably get more that 20 different landingpages (x2 because of translations)
        So thats a bit of work. But I am probably done in a few days.
        (Thats also the reason, that we don't have more languages atm. Its just so much work and it holds me back from adding new pages haha)

        Getting into the market places of slack, jira, asana etc is also on my todo list. :)

        Lets see how the landingpages will affect our SEO! If you are interested I'll let you know in 2-3 months.

        Not on twitter but you can add me on Linkedin.

        If you need help or feedback at any point, I'd be happy to support you!

        Best

  111. 1

    Product link: https://smhack.io
    Your objective: to acquire social media agencies
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: organic

    Social media management product

  112. 1

    Product link: https://zipity.store/
    Your objective:: Validate the concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: forums

  113. 1

    Product link: www.tendrevolution.com
    Your objective:/find first paying customers/
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Not really. Managed to get a few friends to order. Tried Facebook and google ads but didn’t get any conversion once people visited the page. Had one sale through posting in some Facebook groups related to the content. Part of the issue is our geographic scope

  114. 1

    Product link: CheckWise
    Your objective: Find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Mostly Reddit

  115. 1

    Product link: intervue.io
    Your objective: Increase revenue
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Linkedin/targetted emailing

  116. 1

    Product link: One Click eCom (Launched)
    Your objective: Scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: YouTube & TikTok influencers

  117. 1

    Product Link: Fake Filler
    Your Objective: Increase paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: organic, Chrome and Firefox store

  118. 1

    Product link: www.enwake.com (Not Launched)
    Your objective: validate concept/find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: cold email

  119. 1

    Product link: https://bearblog.dev - The most minimal blogging platform ever
    Objective: Scale to 10,000 users (currently at 2,000)
    Current aquisition channels: Hacker News, Reddit, Indie Hackers

    1. 1

      Have you thought of creating social images for every post? keeping in your bear theme I'd check out BannerBear.com. by fellow indiehacker Jon @yongfook

      and: Tiny UX suggestion: change "Start blogging now" into a button. I clicked on it... it's text.

      1. 1

        Thanks for the feedback Andrew. I'll switch up the text to an actual CTA. Checking out BannerBear now :)

  120. 1

    Product link: https://doctempleapp.com
    Your objective: Find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook LTD groups

    Already having 13 customers, but all from LTD (Lifetime Deal). Looking for monthly paying ones.

  121. 1

    Product link: https://www.bytehub.dev
    Your objective: product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: github, twitter

    It’s a frontend component library for react and tailwind , planning to being more frameworks depending on request

    1. 1

      Your homepage doesn't tell us anything about the product 😭

  122. 1

    Product link: https://techinternship.io
    Objective: Scale
    Currently acquiring users: Linkedin, Reddit

  123. 1

    Product link: https://jumpsearch.ca/buy-backlinks/
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Search engine optimization 👍.

  124. 1

    Product link: https://www.contentellect.com/
    Your objective: Grow our customer base
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Email and LinkedIn outreach

  125. 1

    Product link: www.triangleip.com
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: word of mouth

  126. 1

    Product link: https://banturakit.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook Ads

  127. 1

    Here I go!

    Product link: https://www.aptugo.com
    My Objective: find first paying customers
    Where: word of mouth, 1-1 b2b meetings with agencies and dev factories

  128. 1

    Product link: https://www.ceekr.com
    Your objective: Find First Paying Customers (Non-friends)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Founder Network (of Close friends)

  129. 1

    Product link: https://mockupmark.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: organic

  130. 1

    Product link: https://microtica.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Google ads, LinkedIn, Dev.to, Indie hackers

  131. 1

    Connect
    Finding first paying customer
    IH

    Very curious. :)

  132. 1

    Product link: https://www.seasy.at
    Your objective: Scaling to more markets in order to combat seasonality of our product
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Advertising, few backlinks and trying to build our community

  133. 1

    Product link: designer.sertifier.com
    Your objective: Scale our main product that is sertifier.com
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Social media especially, LinkedIn, direct links, Product Hunt

  134. 1

    Product link: Parsewire
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: LinkedIn (word of mouth/network)

  135. 1

    Product link: TapTimize
    Your objective: Find more free trial users and convert into paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Direct outreach on Facebook, email list (from the blog), organic SEO

    Taptimize is a simple SERP Tracker that's free to use for up to 10 keywords. You can track your competitors there also!

    Curious of the replies! I've had the most trouble getting early users (currently ~30) and most specifically getting them to convert!

  136. 1

    Product link: https://pirsonal.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organic, partners, outbound.

    Pirsonal is a flexible personalized video marketing software to help companies improve customer experience and engagement with targeted messages that make customers react.

  137. 1

    Product link: http://digital-dryads.eu/ (satellite/aerial imagery + deep learning ->tools to monitor and alert deforestation)
    Your objective: find first paying customers (lots of interest but zero money so far after 2 months); we will love any monetization ideas
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: n/a; talking to ministries of environment, defense agencies, environmental agencies in Romania and EU commission

  138. 1

    Product link: https://gum.co/aZmeh
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Through twitter, reddit, indie hackers, personal connections.

  139. 1

    I don't have any product but thanks for doing this.

  140. 1

    Product link: monojan.com
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: USA

  141. 1

    Product link: https://noorahq.com
    Your objective: Find more paying customers.
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Cold out reach.

  142. 1

    Product link: https://typelit.io
    Your objective: find users for whom this would be relevant (it's free)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: reddit, hacker news

  143. 1

    Product link: simpleen.io
    Your objective: scale product-market fit (currently 40 users)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Adwords, organic search and Github

  144. 1

    This might be the perfect thread for me, been struggling with this quite a bit :)
    The link is for the newer version, working on the images as we speak

    PRODUCT LINK: https://stay-tune.kickoffpages.com/
    OBJECTIVE: Validate concept
    CURRENT: Friends, family, expat communities, travel discords, reddit

  145. 1

    Product link: https://www.reallyworkscrm.com
    Your objective: find a more scalable way to get paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: cold calls, in-person networking

  146. 1

    Product link: https://www.edusign.fr/en/ (digital attendance sheets, aiming at french training organizations at the moment)
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: 50% SEO, 30% referral, 20% social media/relationships/unknown

  147. 1

    Product link: https://feedbackscout.io
    Your objective: Find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: WordPress plugins store

  148. 1

    Product link: Learn Tech Terms
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Personal contacts

  149. 1

    Product link: https://nochurn.app
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: word of mouth / my network

  150. 1

    Product link: Time Hacker
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Google Ads universal app campaign

  151. 1

    Product link: https://www.valuemachine.io
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Mostly Reddit

    1. 1

      good concept, website needs revamp.
      hard to compete with the big boys that offer free service.
      you can gamify the app perhaps.
      like the name.

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        Yeah that's where I'm hoping to differentiate: the gamification. Any specifics about the revamp?

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      site took too long to respond. will check back later.

      1. 1

        Thanks for checking it out : )

  152. 1

    Product Link: www.saashub.com
    Objective: Scale (currently 17 customers)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Organic / Search Engines

  153. 1

    Product link: https://indiemy.com
    Your objective: validate concept & find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Slack channels

  154. 1

    Product link: https://mockupify.io/
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Shopify app store, however very few people are signing up. Currently at 3 paid users.

  155. 1

    Product link: (https://www.sinosend.com)
    Your objective: Validate concept
    New users: Existing b2b business sending large files between countries for design, commercial documents, large 4k files,etc.

  156. 1

    Wow, this is interesting - thanks for this.

    Here's mine:
    Product link: https://longshot.ai
    Objective: To validate the concept & get first few signups

  157. 1

    Product link: https://pottwist.be (in Dutch)
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook

  158. 1

    Product link: https://the-ultimate-saas.com/
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: n/a

    1. 1

      need more information on your side, not sure what you offer over what developers already have access to? that information should be displayed on the page. need to allow for scrolling to get to that copy.

  159. 1

    link: https://www.journalcrypt.com/

    objective: validate idea and start email list

    where are you acquiring new users: I am not acquiring any users :(

    thank you for your advice :)

  160. 1

    Product link: https://www.removeit.io
    Objective: Aquire a constant load of users. Must not be the same ones everytime
    Currently acquiring: Most of my traffic comes from reddit haha

  161. 1

    Product link: https://www.blursocial.com/
    Your objective: validate concept/find first users
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Creating a list of interested users from our personal networks and from friends networks.

  162. 1

    Product link: https://www.swipe.page/?dc=ih
    Your objective: Find initial customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: here, IndieHackers, Twitter (by openly tweeting my journey).

  163. 1

    🐶Product link: wanderingsnout.com
    🤝Objective: 1000 dog owners sharing their wanders within the community
    📣Where you're currently acquiring new users: Friends & Facebook groups

    🌟Thanks this thread is a great idea!

  164. 1

    Product link: www.digitaltreasurehunting.com
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: reddit (code and puzzle subreddit)

  165. 1

    Product link: https://7human.com/
    Your objective: Get early paid users for the app
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: SEO + Paid ads

  166. 1

    Product link: https://hellonext.co
    My objective: Acquiring more customers
    Where I'm currently acquiring new users: Referrals and blogs

  167. 1

    Product link: www.hypercatcher.com
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Links to my development blog (https://hypercatcher.com/blog/) through twitter and Reddit mostly

  168. 1

    Product link: https://virtualmojito.com/
    Your objective: Scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: LinkedIn, Twitter, Startup community

    Excited to hear @bookercodes

  169. 1

    Hey there! That's a wonderful idea. I'm actually really looking forward for any insight.

    Product links: https://midnight.pub
    Objective: Scale
    Acquiring users: reddit, twitter, mastodon

  170. 1

    Product link: htttps://apio.in
    Objective: Find first paying customers
    Current acquisition channel: Personal contacts

    1. 2

      Need improvement on landing page
      Need improvement on dashbaord.
      Competitive market (look at simpleops.com for lessons)

      1. 1

        Thanks, Rishi. I have checked Simpleops, but it seems too flashy to me. Also, the numbers reported seem way inflated.
        But yes I should improve my landing page.

  171. 1

    Product link: Still Working (I am writing an resource for taking better business decision with tried and tested formula)
    Your objective: Get 500 paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Figuring out.

  172. 1

    Product link: okayperiod.com
    Your objective: Get first customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook, Instagram

  173. 1

    Hi!

    Product Links:

    Objective:

    • Scale to 500 users with or without Robinhood accounts
    • for those with Robinhood accounts, targetting users who would be interested in checking other people's brokerage portfolio gains/losses on a regular basis

    Where I'm currently acquiring new users:

    • Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn posts (so like friends, family, social media connections)
  174. 1

    Product Link: tryhoverify.com
    Objective: Scale
    Acquiring Users: Organic

    Thanks!

  175. 1

    Product link: https://wispri.com.au
    Your objective: find customers/users
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Facebook and through my personal network

  176. 1

    Product link: flatga.io
    Objective: Scale
    Acquiring Users: Organic

  177. 1

    Product link: mereku.com
    Your objective: validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Twitter and close friends.

  178. 1

    Product link: interestly.co
    Your objective: validate concept (after pivoting)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: mostly family and friends

    Thanks 🙏

    1. 2

      a chat app for public groups.. like reddit for mobile? it took me a couple of mins to figure that out if im right.

      could be interesting, but your message needs to be clearly above the fold.

      new customers :reddit, forums. specialized forums.
      Get a author on your platform, and people will follow.

      1. 1

        Thanks for the useful feedback.

        Yes a chat app, but for private and small groups with different discovery mechanics. I'll look at reworking the above the fold content. Appreciate it

  179. 1

    Product link: https://RoomSteals.com/extensions
    Your objective: scale product-market fit
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Lifehacker article (and FB ads to said article) and WOM

  180. 1

    Product link: www.flowrecord.com
    Your objective: Find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Newsletter

  181. 1

    Product Link: https://qwoka.io
    Objective: Validate Concept
    User Acquisition: Facebook ads (poor success) and IndieHackers

  182. 1

    Product link: ChromeExtensionKit
    Your objective: Scale
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Here, Reddit, and word of mouth. Trying to get into content marketing shortly as well.

  183. 1

    Let's see what the community thinks!
    Product link: hellosprout.io
    Objective: Find first paying customers
    Currently: Acquiring beta users through close network

  184. 1

    BuildFaster.co

    I want to find customers and new leads consistently every week.

    Indiehackers and Reddit.

  185. 1

    Hit me with it. Always curious about acquisition channels.

    LINK: https://storycreatorapp.com
    OBJECTIVE: Scale
    CURRENT: Most paying users are coming from direct messages, product hunt, twitter, and word of mouth.

  186. 1

    Product link: GrowthMarketer
    Objective: Scale (1,300 subscribers and growing)
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: Podcast / blog posts (content marketing), Facebook Ads

  187. 1

    Product Link: https://polarsights.com
    Objective: Validate concept and find early set of users
    Acquiring Users: Personal network of startup founders

  188. 1

    Product link: https://products.digitalmaryada.com/ultimate-custom-templates-bundle

    Objective: Scale(currently 40 paying customers)

    Acquiring users : IndieHackers,Facebook friends/groups.

  189. 1

    Product Link: https://compoundconfidence.com/

    Objective: Scale (currently have 160 customers, not all paying)

    Acquiring users from: Word of mouth, partnerships, FB and LinkedIn pages.

    Thanks for this! If you’d like to check out the paid version of our course for free, let me know.
    If there’s anything I can do to help with your business, let me know as well!

    1. 1

      I think you need to attract teachers rather then customers.. Teachers will bring the customers. Hard to pull them away from other sites though, unless you are focussed. Many of the good teachers have their own platform, but i suspect a good chunk of them are moving away from udemy. maybe you can attract them from there.

      1. 1

        Hi Rishi,
        Thank you for the feedback and advice!

  190. 1

    Product link: sourcelist.io
    Your objective: find first paying customers
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: n/a

    Let me know if you ever need any front-end development or Rails help, Alex. Happy to return the favor of support! Thanks!

    1. 1

      Idea is good.
      Customer acquisition needs to be develop from within the industry.
      Promote at local journalist clubs, magazines offline. - This could be very hard and costly. It would help if you are in this sector.

  191. 1

    Product link: https://gitologie.com
    Your objective: (choose one) validate concept
    Where you're currently acquiring new users: here? LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit

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      Nice governance tool! Our team built a ZKP voting app last year (deciding to shelve it for now)

      Interesting niche that you picked. How big is the collective market?

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      how was your PH launch? any revenue?
      Good clean nice page.
      This works as a web page extension and zoom integration only yes?
      have you tried linked in advertising?

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