Growth December 1, 2020

We want to promote your early-stage product for free

Daniel K. Hunter @dkh

Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, famously once said... "If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you launched too late."

One challenge we have as Indie Hackers is we spend too much time on products before launch. One reason for this, I believe, is that there are very few bridges to places like Product Hunt.

Product Hunt is not the first channel you use to get your first set of users. It's the second channel you use once you have that small starting set.
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That’s why @jakobgreenfeld and I started Indie Drops. Our goal is to help Indie Makers get that small starting set of users.

Product Hunt is a great place for product launches, but it is no longer the best place for early-stage product launches.

Indie Drops is a weekly newsletter featuring products that are early-stage or are still rough around the edges.

If you’re interested in having your product featured, give us a shout on Twitter, or feel free to shoot an email.

E: danielkhunter [at] gmail.com
T: https://twitter.com/danielkhunter

E: jakobgreenfeld [at] gmail.com
T: https://twitter.com/jakobgreenfeld

  1. 4

    Very nice initiative, thanks!
    I'll shout you an email (https://www.keypup.io). Hope you don't have anything against dev tools ;-) ?

  2. 4

    I'd definitely be interested (https://wildkard.io)! Sent you an email.

    1. 1

      Wildkard looks nice! Do you have any social media channels? If you want, you can add it to my new project: https://startupcrowns.com

      1. 1

        Hey! I'm interested in sharing my startup to your project. I am submitting now :D

        1. 1

          Awesome, I just listed your project. We did our initial crawl, so not much graph data. But at midnight (UTC) we will do our daily crawl and you should see your percentage growth. https://startupcrowns.com/wildkard

          1. 1

            Hi Adriaan, just saw your comment, submitted ours as well, thanks for the showcasing!

            1. 1

              Great, I just published it. Let me know if all went well!

  3. 4

    I'd certainly be interested!

    1. 2

      Dope! Adding you to the list, will reach out with more info.

  4. 3

    This is awesome! Very interested, just emailed you.

  5. 3

    Nice! One to keep in mind :)

  6. 3

    Daniel, I'm interested. Subscribed to the newsletter.

    1. 1

      🚀 Sweet... adding you to the list, will follow up with more info.

  7. 3

    I’m interested, let me know what info you need!

    1. 1

      Right now, your interest alone is enough! We're going to proactively reach out to folks as we put together drops for the coming weeks.

  8. 3

    I’m interested, Will DM you 😊

    1. 2

      🔥 awesome... we're already building a list for next week 😄

  9. 2

    Very cool! I'll send you an email for https://thatswhy.app :)

  10. 2

    We have sharpedgedata.com that needs some love.

  11. 2

    Hello Daniel, my team sent an email, hopefully we can come together on this, thanks!

  12. 2

    I'm interested! Just subscribed and sent you an email (https://pry.co)

  13. 2

    Hey Daniel and Jakob, you might like this. I put together a collection of over 2700 ideas and quotes from over 220 famous non-fiction books and people can pay with an act of kindness: http://braindrops.xyz

  14. 2

    Just subscribed!
    Could you add https://coldlead.io to the list?

  15. 2

    Do you feature services as well? I'm very interested

  16. 2

    Interested! Just emailed you

  17. 2

    Interested here too :)

  18. 2

    Can you please add us (https://www.tutorpass.io/) to the list? We've just finished our landing page and would love to hit 1,000 signups by the end of the year.

  19. 2

    Great idea! We're in that exact phase right now with https://pricewell.io so it's a great opportunity for founders to get their no-code pricing page for free. I've sent you an email ✉️

  20. 2

    I’m interested! What we need to do to post our https://handypolls.com?

    1. 1

      Hi There! Could you shoot me an email or DM on Twitter?

  21. 2

    Hey Dan, sent you an email :)

  22. 2

    Pretty slick @jakobgreenfeld and @dkh! In June I started building THAT at https://that.us. It's a peer to peer learning system where people can just jump on a call and help one another. https://www.indiehackers.com/product/that Email headed ya'll way and I welcome anyone here who wants to join to join us.

    1. 1

      Nice... and hanks for the feedback!

  23. 2

    Great idea and I really like your landing page. Sending you an email.

    1. 1

      Thanks! Will be on the lookout.

  24. 2

    That seems like just what my project needs! I just sent you an email.

  25. 2

    Hi Daniel, looks nice 👍🏻 if you're interested, I usually create tiny products, one of them looks like this https://gum.co/iosemoji.

  26. 2

    Definetely interested, this is a very cool idea! :) I'm reaching you on Twitter.

  27. 2

    Awesome idea, I'm interested!

  28. 2

    Hi @dkh,
    Would love to have Keepsy.app listed. I just signed up to your newsletter too. Thanks!

  29. 2

    Looks great! Email sent :)

  30. 2

    Hi Daniel, Jakob I already scheduled a Tweet happening in about 12 hours to give you guys a shout out. The service I need desperate help to promote is a Twitter coaching meeting , I'm looking forward on collaborating with you guys.

    It's a great service that you provide! And I totally agree on your promise about Product Hunt.

    1. 1

      Thanks for sharing! Will shoot you a DM.

  31. 2

    I am also very interested! About to launch my MVP next week, will shoot you an email :)

  32. 2

    I'd definitely be interested :)

  33. 2

    I'm very interested!

  34. 2

    Sounds good. I've signed up. Would love to have my Twitter bookmarking Chrome Extension listed - https://markfolder.com.

  35. 2

    Hey Daniel, I am interested (https://qlo.morflax.com).

    Just emailed you.

    1. 1

      🔥looks great, will be in touch

  36. 2

    Subbed.

    If possible would like https://versoly.com/ to be listed :)

    1. 1

      Nice... added to the list.

  37. 2

    Interesting. Is this the AppSumo for indie products?

    1. 1

      Right now we see Indie Drops as more of a Bridge to Product Hunt than a reseller of software. We're not disqualifying anyone that's already launched on Product Hunt but most Makers haven't out of fear.

      We ask Makers to offer deals to consumers as an incentive for spending their time and money on an early-stage product.

      We want to encourage consumers to take a leap of faith on something new built by someone they've never heard of.

      1. 2

        That's nice. I'm interested!

        I've subscribed.

  38. 2

    This is cool I'm interested

  39. 2

    Subscribed. Keep me posted. Thanks!

  40. 2

    Whooaaa. Just heard jakob namedropped on the my first million pod. Serendipitous.
    Looks very legit! Tweeting you now.

  41. 2

    This is fantastic, I'm really excited to see the cool products featured on Indie Drops! I'd definitely be interested in having my product featured, I'll send you an email soon enough for your consideration :-)

  42. 2

    I’m interested .. shout me email paul@getwellie.com

    .. thank you 🙏🏼

  43. 2

    Daniel - I would be interested. Great idea.

  44. 2

    Thanks Daniel, this sounds awesome - I'm definitely interested! Will send you an email and subscribe to the newsletter

  45. 2

    This would be great for us! We recently took the 'wall' down of our product and are looking to increase free sign-ups and feedback. Subscribed!

  46. 2

    Hi Daniel, sounds dope!
    Would love to onboard with Linkush.

    1. 1

      Cool, thanks for sharing, adding you to the list. Will follow up with more info.

  47. 2

    Hi Daniel, I have subscribed to the newsletter, I sent you an email.

    1. 1

      Awesome, I'll be on the lookout.

  48. 2

    Really cool idea Daniel, I will definitely send you an email soon!

    1. 1

      Thanks! Hopefully, it can be helpful for you.

    1. 1

      Many thanks, dude 🙌

      Let us know if you've got any feedback.

  49. 2

    Hey Daniel count on me! I will launch my new Saas on January https://www.wappraiser.com/

    1. 1

      Dope! This looks quite handy!

      Will follow up with more details but just bookmarked it for future reference.

  50. 2

    I'm interested Daniel!

    1. 1

      Nice! What product would you like to feature?

      1. 1

        Whichever you feel is a better fit. 1st product https://Mailist.app is a small productivity web app for privates while https://viquestion.com is my new B2B baby.

  51. 2

    All aboard!!

    I’m def interested. Let me know!

  52. 2

    I'm interested and saved your post, and will come back once I'm ready for it !
    Thanks for the post.

    1. 1

      Sure thing! Glad you found this helpful.

  53. 2

    Definately interested in doing this for app.ruttl.com!
    @dkh Sending you a mail on your gmail id, look out for it!

    1. 1

      Ruttl looks awesome 😯, congrats on getting to beta! Will be on the lookout. What's the story behind the name?

      1. 2

        Haha glad to hear that! It's actually an abstract name I made up from the word "Ruttle". I wanted to name the product something that is very easy and short to pronounce.

  54. 2

    Cool idea Daniel. Growing your content sources on #growth seems kind of meta to me somehow!
    I pinged Jakob to drop BrainTool into the top of your funnel.

    1. 1

      Hahaha definitely a meta moment🤘sounds good, thanks for sharing.

  55. 2

    This sounds super. We would be very interested in this for Startup Sanctuary @dkh. Shooting you an email now.

    1. 2

      Nice tagline... "Build the Business of You." Would love to share.

      1. 1

        Thanks @dkh. Just emailed you also.

  56. 2

    Not sure if my product qualifies. Launched 3 months ago.

    1. 1

      We're judging what's eligible on a case by case basis, it really depends on a lot of different factors. One thing I'll say for certain is we won't feature products from big companies like Stripe or Notion even though we love them both!

      Definitely drop me an email, happy to chat more about your product.

      1. 1

        Sure. Will send. Thanks

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