December 30, 2019

Indie Hackers Vancouver Meetup Nov 2019

Mike W @incredimike

Originally posted on: https://www.bootstrapbc.ca/2019/11/indie-hackers-vancouver-november-meeting-notes-2019

Thanks for joining us on November 20, 2019 for another Indie Hackers Vancouver meetup!

💎 Sponsors 💎

Venue generously provided by:
DevHub / Lighhouse Labs

Snacks for November & December meetups are provided by:
Outseta

⚡️ Lightning Talks / Discussions ⚡️

Podcasting Primer & Demo of Reaper (Recording Software)

Presented by Stefanni & Thiago, who host @hexdevs

🗣 Group Discussion Topics 🗣

  1. How to get free PR for your startup/project

Quotes from discussion:

  • “Just ask for it.”
  • “Find a blog or other resource and ask to be featured”
  • “Be a guest on a podcast”

Resources mentioned:

  • Haro - HARO provides journalists with a robust database of sources for upcoming stories and daily opportunities for sources to secure valuable media coverage.
  • Sourcebottle
  • Twitter #PRRequest
  • Twitter #Journorequest
  • Muckruck (paid)
  • Gorcana (paid)
  1. Getting first customers for SaaS

Quotes & ideas shared:

  • Do things that don’t scale.
  • Have one-on-one meetings, sales calls, etc with potential clients.
  • Identify your ideal clients and invite them to a paid dinner & networking event. Use this opportunity to have 1-on-1 conversations, ask questions, and make sales. It’s an expensive streategy, but it might work well.
  1. How to have/host an EPIC X-Mas Business Networking party

[Sorry, I didn’t capture these responses]

Jetbrains Software Raffle

Congratulations to Max for winning the Jetbrains raffle.

Jetbrains has generously provided a 1-year license for any of the following Jetbrain Apps: AppCode, CLion, DataGrip, GoLand, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, PhpStorm, PyCharm, ReSharper, ReSharper C++, ReSharper Ultimate, ReSharper Ultimate + Rider Pack, Rider, RubyMine, or WebStorm.

Join us next month for another chance to win!
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