There's a new top thread asking people to talk about their non-cs/programming money making side projects.
Thanks for sharing! Commenting in these HN posts when they pop up is a great way to drive traffic to your project, assuming your comment gets lots of upvotes. Here's the advice I gave a few days ago fro getting lots of upvotes:
Be transparent and helpful! Consider sharing…
time you spent working on it
how you came up with the idea
how you're growing
It's the same as with any content marketing. Keep in mind who your audience is, and write a comment that aligns with their goals/problems.
In this particular case, your audience is HNers who visit this thread. So they're technical, analytical, and probably interested in learning how to build a business of their own. Give them some juicy educational info to help them out! (By the way, all of these tips apply to posting on IH as well.)
@lynnetye did a very good job of this on Friday and got ~300 upvotes and thousands of visitors to her site as a result.
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