November 1, 2019

First attempt at Side Project Marketing

Harry Dry @harrydry

This past week I spent building Startup Gifs: A collection of gifs to brighten up your startups Slack channel

The idea is (fingers crossed) I can use this it as a honeypot, to draw some attention and then from that some new users check out my main project: Marketing Examples!

I made sure to host the project on my own domain. That way if I get any backlinks the “link juice” will flow to other pages on Marketing Examples helping them rank better.

I also wanted to do draw attention to Marketing Examples in a creative way.

So I bought a load of nice stickers and sharpie's and made some cards spelling out, "I built this to promote Marketing Examples". and turned it into a GIF itself.

Hopefully this tongue in cheek self promotion gets more attention.

Anyway, I've just launched Startup Gifs on Product Hunt this morning! Any feedback is appreciated.

I'll write an update seeing how successful this was! Either way, I had a fun time making it. Hope it makes you laugh. Any feedback / questions, I'll be in the comments!

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    Awesome video as always! I've got a few side project marketing ideas for No CS Degree so I'm interested in the fact you added it to your domain and not a separate site. Good work!

    1. 1

      Cheers Pete - Yeah, I think for the SEO merit it makes sense

  2. 1

    I like it. Fun project. Keen to hear how this one works out for you.

  3. 1

    I just upvoted! A few of these gifs made my day lol.

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      Haha - Cheers Troy!

    1. 1

      Haha! Indeed - A personal favourite

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