August 16, 2019

Launched on Hacker News

Joshua Barney @JoshBarney

Yesterday we launched Einstein Marketer on Hacker News and got to the front page! Overall it resulted in 6,000 pageviews and almost 100 new signups. Here are three lessons I learned:

  1. Refine your website before launching. There were several typos and errors on my site that I could've fixed beforehand if I'd asked a few friends for their opinions.
  2. Submit multiple times if you have to. This was my third time submitting attempt in two weeks. The first two didn't make it to the front page, but this one did.
  3. Don't pay attention to the haters. There will always be some negative commenters. Ignore them, try not to take it personally, and focus on the positive.

I'm excited for what comes next!

Today's Top Milestones
  • We've hit $3,000 MRR and 500 paid subscribers!
    Wow! Plausible Analytics is at $3,182 MRR and 509 paying subscribers! Thank you to the Indie Hackers community for your suppor
  • 🎉 Launched on Product Hunt
    It took a while but Trends.vc is finally on Product Hunt! Here are some tips I got: - Use [Preview Hunt
  • Planted trees in the Amazon Rainforest 🌳
    When I first decided to write and publish a book about my experiences of building, marketing and selling a side-project
  • 1150+ Subscribers in 48 hours.
    I launched on Product Hunt 2 days ago and it was fairly successful. I started this newsletter just a month ago and before the PH launch, I had 458 sub
  • Markdown and Group Search in Moon
    **Moon**, my Indie Hackers app, is still growing despite the lack of milestone updates (sorry about that)! To keep it short, Mo
  • Launched Coming Soon Landing page
    I've prepared a simple coming soon page to use while the MVP is being created. The idea is to capture emails from possible early adopters during this
  • Working Website
    Website Listi.net is working but I need to enable users. Currently I'm the lone user. I have a number of ideas on how to improve the system. Looking t
  • A Small Swag Store
    As we get closer to our **public release** we're starting to put together a variety of smaller sites and value-adds for our early customers and commun
  • An Idea - right from my customer.
    I am passionate about Digital Products, especially how good design contributes to the overall Product Growth. I started a traditional Design agency. O
  • V3 of Dunster.io landing page is live!
    We've applied several recommendations and applied actionable feedback we received from different communities and our existing clients. Feel free to ex