December 27, 2019

Talking with potential users

Azobu @azobu

Before going deeper with the concepts and designs, we decided to talk with the potential users first. Especially the users of education technology products such as:

  • Duolingo
  • Udacity
  • Khan Academy
  • Product Hunt
  • Udemy
  • Linkedin Learning
  • Wes Bos' Courses
  • and some local alternatives

What we've learned:

  • We validated some cases where this solution is needed and can fill the gap with the current market condition today
  • While researching, it's important to do it by talking to your actual potential users and customers.
Today's Top Milestones
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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