August 24, 2019

Launched and got 40 upvotes

Yi-Ning Huang @yiningh

I am so happy with many responses and many ❤️ I received during PhotoCopyThis launch day. I especially appreciated the support of my friends and family. You are the best!

This is the most successful launch I got so far - 40 upvotes on product hunt, I was #11 on the launch day. It does not mean a lot in terms of business because good business gets 3-4 digits upvotes, thousands of users on launch day.

However, I see myself growing so much as a product maker compares to what I was before:

  • 2-4 years ago, I keep thinking about making products but I have no actions at all.
  • 2 years ago, I built CampsiteWatch's prototype - I did not launch it at that time
  • 1 year ago, I built DiscoverNP to practice my iOS skill, I learned a lot. I did not have an official launch plan.
  • 3 months ago, I completed CampsiteWatch, I had a launch plan. I had a couple of social media marketing things I was trying to do. I launched it on product hunt. I learned that it is a product for a very specific community - I need to reach that community in order to get more feedback and be successful. (still trying to figure out how... any idea?)

I truly believe that I just need to put in my hours, show up every day, make mistakes, learn from mistakes, iterate it over and over again to become very good at what I am doing. I'll continue doing this - and one day I'll get 3-4 digits upvotes, thousands of users. 🎉

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