Growth October 29, 2020

Show IH: 400+ places to post your startup 🚀

Xavier Coiffard @xavier

Hey IH,

My first info product is out!
It's called SpreadTheWorld, I made it to help you get your first users.

A little backstory:
I've been in the IH community for a year now and I noticed that a recurrent pain of founders is to get their first users. They don't know where to post to be in front of their potential customers, get their early feedback, and start selling.

And I felt it myself for my previous project. That's why I started curating a list of directories in the first place. I shared that list here and get a LOT of upvotes and comments. So I decided to go further and grow that list, get way more resources and not only directories but everything that can help you get your early adopters.

After weeks of work, I've created a database of 400+ places where you can promote your product!

Here is the detail of what's inside:

  • 80+ Startup directories
  • 110+ Facebook groups tagged by sector
  • 170+ guest post opportunities
  • 50+ Slack/Discord chat groups
  • 40+ Online communities

Here is a screenshot of the Facebook groups list:

SpreadTheWorld database

Every list has been cleaned and tagged. I also added the numbers of members in the communities to help you decide where to post.

This project is 100% no-code! Tools I used to build it: Carrd for the landing page, Gumroad for payments, Airtable as the database.

I'd appreciate any feedback from you 🙏

Check it out → spreadtheworld.net

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    Bought it a week ago and can totally recommend it. Sure, you can collect those links from existing lists here and there, but from my experience, it would take at least 4-5 hours to produce a similar database. So unless your hour costs less than $5, buying this list actually saves money.

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    A great list. Solves a real problem & you found the target community. I hope you'll do a follow-up on how well it's doing, pain points & success.

    I'm actively looking for lists like this for architects & interior designers. We specialize in 3D architectural renderings, animation, & interactive presentations. If anyone has a list that could help me out, you've got a buyer waiting!

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      Hey Brian, I'm in a process of building in public. I share all the stats/process on my twitter

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    Just bought it. It is great! this is going to save us so much time. Thanks!

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      Glad you liked it!

      Let me know how I can improve, I want to help you even more!

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    Hi Xavier,

    Its cool man. I would surely buy this.

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    Damn, that's pretty cool. Will have to check it out.

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    Hi Xavier,
    Congrats and thanks making this database available for startups!

    I’m building a directory, Doesign.co, for UX/UI/graphic designers to connect them with the suitable tools for their needs. I encourage founders to post their products that serve designers in this Product Form then businesses will be added to the database.

    Is it possible to have Doesign in your database? Thank you.

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      Your link is broken! But yes sure, send me a DM on twitter!

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        Oops sorry I just fixed the link above. Will send you a DM on Twitter now.

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    Congrats! And apparently, I'm one of the early adopters :P Awesome stuff!

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      Yes you are! I wanted to launch on IH as soon as I validated the project with an early adopter pricing.

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    same here, just bought it. 20 USD for big saving time.
    Great idea!
    I hope it will serve me as I think now by the first impression. It seems to be really well done, formatted and well structured.
    I need to finish my product now!

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      Let me know how it goes! All feedback are much appreciated!

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    @xavier. Do you show which directories have a do follow link vs no follow ??

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      That's a very good question!
      I don't for now, but I'll definitely add it before the end of the week!

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    Just bought it. Any plans to maintain it?

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      Sure! I already have collected more communities & directories. I'll update the database on a regular basis.
      Feel free to contact me if you have any feedback or any feature request!

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    Very cool. It can save a lot of time looking for places to promote a product.

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    This is cool. I'm going to post to the places that you listed in the preview, and if that works purchasing the product is a no-brainer.

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        You can't really expect results after 10 hours, the point of these places is to drive traffic and boost SEO rankings

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          I didn't mean the results of course :) Your comment sounded like you want to validate the sites contained in the product and report back.

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      Sounds good! Feel free to reach out on twitter, my DMs are open!
      I'll be more than happy to help you grow!

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