September 3, 2019

Launched on Hacker News

ImDavidPeterson

Yesterday we launched Mega Websites 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
  • 10 Affiliate Signups with no marketing, 2 converts
    We added an affiliate program for Draftss.com last month and received a total of 10 affiliate signups from people who came across the affiliate progra
  • Using partial features without registration
    Some people might not want to create an account, because it takes time and effort. Now we have made some of our features free in terms of accessibilit
  • Major feature released
    Part of our value prop at Respo is that we only send you questions/answers from messages that you should have access to (aka. we don't violate Slack's