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Oriol Gasquez @OriolGG

I thought I would share this here since some fellow Indie Hackers may also be regulars on HN.

I first made this automated newsletter for myself. A few coworkers loved it and encouraged me to launch it to the world, so I built a landing page and here I am.

My first launch in HN last Thursday was quite a failure, since it didn't get any upvote and never went out of New.
I got some subscribers and several lessons that I will apply to try again in a couple of weeks. I will share all the insights of the process here after a few more tries.

Any of you who has already done a successful Show HN has any advice? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!


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    Interested to see how this goes, I'm trying a similar business model for software vulnerability alerts. Be good to hear some of your insights.

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      Yup! I'll do a follow up once I try launching again.

      And I just saw your post, so I will comment there regarding your newsletter, I have some thoughts since I explored the surface of that niche a while ago.

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    Interesting project ! What are your ideas for monetizing (if you plan on monetizing)

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      Thanks Maxime!

      So far I've thought of two things:

      1. After reaching a good enough number of subscribers, find some sponsor that is highly relevant - for example, some software development platform / tools that I myself use and enjoy.
      2. Be my own sponsor - since I will be making more products for this technical audience, I can use the newsletter to launch my own projects to an already existing audience (as long as what I launch is relevant, I hate spam)
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