October 20, 2019

Came up with idea, bought domain & built MVP

Yash Ambardekar @yash_ambardekar

This as a high-level concept was something I have been thinking about for a few weeks. But I never really put pen to paper, until this Friday afternoon when I needed a break from my other projects.

My goal was to keep this simple, and have a product built, tested and launched by the end of the weekend.

THE CONCEPT:

The idea is that with as little context as possible (a source of feedback bias), a stranger will only have a link to your website and will have the goal of explaining what it is your product or business does. If your website is designed well, they should be able to quickly explain it. But there is always room for improvement.

That said, I wanted to make a virtuous community, where in order to get feedback on your product or website, you had to give another person feedback on theirs. This was a core feature requirement that I think will ensure the success of this product.

THE MVP AND INITIAL BUILD:

I kept the tech stack very simple using a serverless architecture and modifying a landing page template from https://cruip.com

I spent a bit of time today (10/20) testing what I built and working out the kinks. And I feel pretty confident releasing it out into the wild.

THE NEXT STEPS:

Announcing the launch on Indie Hackers and hopefully getting a lot of people to sign up and list their websites.

I'm considering a future option for paid promotion offering a website owner a guaranteed amount of feedback in a short amount of time, but haven't really thought about the mechanics of that and I don't want to delay launching to figure this out.

I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes!

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