November 2, 2019


David Adams @dadamssg

I just launched my little side project on ProductHunt, shared it on my facebook and twitter accounts.

Getting this point has been a bit frustrating but i've learned a lot. Mainly that you have to wait on a lot of things.

Publish to Chrome store - waited 3 days for the approval process
Publish to ProductHunt - even though i hit Launch Now at ~10:30am, ProductHunt took it upon themselves to schedule it to launch the next day(today) because it was "late in the day". I wanted to launch on a weekday but alas that was not in the cards for me.
Create reddit ad last night - ad is still "Pending approval"

This all comes from just trying to get everything done asap without much planning. I'm not too upset about it. I've put about a week of after hours work into this little project.

I took this side project as an opportunity to learn some new tools: create-react-app, rollupjs, material-ui, netlify. Finding a little project to make use of these has been really fun and educational. Netlify is really nice but be aware, if you buy your domain name from another company and want to use it on their platform, they'll issue it an SSL certificate right away but it will be invalid because some DNS records won't have fully propagated. I had to contact support to figure that out and they fixed it for me once the records fully propagated.

Total investment thus far: $25
$10 - domain name
$5 - Chrome developer fee
$10 - upwork job to add arrow to the gif on the website

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