September 9, 2019

I’ve reached 1000+ users.

alexwawl

Hello Indie Hackers👋,

The devmates.co hit 1000 users. It’s a special moment for me. Thanks, everyone for the support.

Below I’ve shared some thoughts which helped me do it.

🐣 Start small

When I start working on something I have a lot of ideas and awesome features in my head. But the trick is to start small. Don’t try to automate everything or build a complex system from the beginning. Just try to resolve the user’s problem immediately.

🚀 Provide real value.

Try to resolve some problem. With this product, I’m resolving my own problem - preparing for the coding interviews. I’ve received a few invites to FAANGs interviews. When I start preparing for this I realized that coding interviews doesn’t correlate with the real job at all.
Сoding interviewing - it's a skill which you should develop. I’ve started searching and resolving problems which were asked by companies. To be more accountable on this process I decide to do it together with someone. I made a newsletter from this and now we solve these problems together

👨‍💻 Speak to your users

Don’t just put your link somewhere and wait till everything goes well. Try to take part in conversations, answer questions, write comments, be active in those communities in which you want to promote your product.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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