November 1, 2019

Launched on Hacker News

gpal

Yesterday we launched HackHour 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
  • $15k/month
    It's been roughly 1 year since I've launched Pixel True and overall I'm happy with the progress of the business. Our revenue comes from a mixture of s
  • New anti-procrastination guide out!
    We've just released a new guide (How to finally stop procrastinating) on overcoming procrastination! As a maker, founder, and indie hacker, I use the
  • Launched the landing page
    Launched the first landing page for the product. I was going to continue building in private, but of course that's not generally recommended. I decide
  • First customer!
    We've got the first customer on our website! Earlier we've got sales on the test website and marketplaces. But today we have sold Tokyo Illustrations
  • 2000+ webpage comparisons generated
    This week https://lightest.app was mentioned by a few Twitter influencers in Frontend development. Google Analytics shows ~1200 visitors in a week but
  • First Launch Campaign created
    I've spend the last two weeks inviting people to my platform, 3 days ago I've launched an MVP and today, the first Launch Campaign has been created. Y
  • Second alpha release
    I published the second alpha version last night. Now I check my previous milestone here in IndieHackers, it was only 4 days ago I released the first v
  • The first round of feedback
    I wanted to get some feedback on the book as quickly as possible so sent a link to some of my old product manager colleagues. I found it really motiva
  • Day 8 – Shipped landing page skeleton
    We took a break from building product to see if we could put together some copy and get it in front of potential customers. It's embarrassingly barebo
  • InoLetter ghost theme update
    Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that our next ghost theme "InoLetter" is almost ready to launch. we have published the demo of the theme https: