This is how I launched 3 projects in 3 weeks

In the last 10 years, I tried to launch a project several times. But, instead, I talked about it and didn't launch anything. I am sure many of you are familiar with this.

At the beginning of the year, I decided to change that and I started a new project: nomadmail.io. It took me six months to create it and one day to put it out.

To my surprise, even though it is pretty obvious now, 99% of people just saw the landing page. Six months working hard in the code, trying to make everything work perfectly and all I got was feedback from a landing page that I created in less than a day.

So I thought, ok... next time I will create only the landing page. Some photos, text, and I created nomadnest.org. It took me one weekend and I got a lot of feedback.

But it wasn't enough.

Launching a project in one weekend it's an amazing way to gather some early feedback, but just having a landing page is not a solid validation. You want to offer your users something to do, even if it is a small thing, at least, offer a feature. One.

Then, I launched CoffeeList. It took me a week to build it. Nothing compared with the previous six months for the first project. I created a landing page and added one feature: to create a profile and be part of a community in Slack.

I gather some great feedback on the idea but even more important, many people were signing up and joining, which it is far more valuable than saying: I like it.

So, my advice to you to do the same:

  • Create a landing page and add one feature.
  • Do it in less than a month.
  • Remove everything you can, keep it simple.
  • Use the tools that you already know.
  • Gather feedback and decide if you want to continue.

Don't spend six months working on something, start sharing it as soon as you can.

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    Oh my gosh who are you?? I need to be friends, now!

    Couchsurfing for ever, yes please!!! "All profits will be donated"

    Take my money, all my money. :D

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      No problem! Send all the money here! :))))

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    This comment was deleted a year ago.

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      Sure! I didn't want to get into technical details this time.

      I use:

      • Tailwindcss and TailwindUI (which is almost copy/paste and fantastic).
      • PHP, Laravel, and Livewire
      • AlpineJS, a very small Javascript framework.

      Thanks for asking!

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