One of the most successful ways that I've attracted customers to my businesses is by blogging about my work.
Hacker News has been an integral part of that. Last year, I wrote nine blog posts, and eight of them reached the front page of Hacker News, four of those reached the #1 position.
One of my favorite ways to help other Indie Hackers is by giving them feedback on their blog posts. I found that lots of other bloggers wanted to submit content to Hacker News but felt intimidated by the site or didn't understand why their articles never gained traction there.
I realized I'd accrued tons of institutional knowledge from posting on Hacker News over the past three years. I had some beginners' luck at first that encouraged me to continue, but I also struggled a lot at the beginning to understand what topics succeed there and how to write in a way that the Hacker News audience finds compelling.
After hearing Daniel Vassallo's Indie Hackers podcast interview about making his first video course, I was inspired to make my first course as well. It's called Hit the Front Page of Hacker News.
The course includes five hours of content that covers everything I've learned about writing for technically sophisticated audiences and succeeding on Hacker News.
I hope IH finds it useful, and I'm happy to answer any questions or take any feedback about the course.