December 20, 2019

200 Signups

Alex KP @alexkp

It's been a long slog to get here, but 5M Review just passed 200 signups! This has been the result of several efforts, including blogging, social media marketing, press, and podcast appearances.

We were stuck around 100 signups for a long time, but what really turned the tide for us was press. I emailed 30 different bloggers and journalists this past quarter, and two of them ended up writing articles that drove a lot of traffic and signups. Now I'm just hoping that a lot of them will convert to paying users soon. 🤞

Today's Top Milestones
  • Launched on ProductHunt
    I just submitted the site to Product Hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/maker-reads I have zero experience with project launched and hence tried
  • Official pre-launch
    Today we are launching to the beta testers and very limited early adopters. We ran a pre-launch sale on a lifetime deal with the platform and received
  • Launched Sailscasts community
    A newbie to Sail.js asked if I could great a community to help in learning Sails.js. A place where he can ask questions. So I created a Discord server
  • Created accounts on all social media channels
    After finishing my MVP, I created accounts on: - Instagram - Twitter - TikTok - Facebook. I started creating posts on Instagram and got 40 followers a
  • Product Hunt Launch! Today's the day.
    After a year in Beta, fixing bugs, adding features and polishing the UX/UI, I finally launched a stable release of Colofon.io. I added the non-fiction