Today's email covered how I launched SaaS Manual on Product Hunt. I am also covering my thoughts around launching products in general and the pitfalls you might want to watch out for.
The email went out to 766 subscribers and you can access the content here if you are not subscribed to the list:
Another SaaS Manual email went out. This time I am explaining what I did to launch the SaaS Manual landing page using Notion.so.
Because I used Notion, I was able to launch the landing page without having to build any infrastructure and just focus on the content.
I've set up a Discord server after I asked whether this was something that people would enjoy.
You can join the community here: https://discord.gg/gGTD6eX
I will post regular updates there and you can ask away about anything related to building SaaS products. Have fun!
Yesterday I sent the second email to the SaaS Manual list. It now has 705 subscribers 🎉 This email covered the importance of building relationships with your audience. I am sharing some feedback I got from some of SaaS Manual subscribers.
You can find the email here https://saasmanual.com/2020-10-27-Building-Relationships-9e2e91f202d14d0fa6a2247b76738a16
I just sent out the first email to the email list. This email is mainly focussing on how I arrived at the idea for SaaS Manual. So there is no tech talk yet, just context.
You can find the content here: https://saasmanual.com/2020-10-22-Introduction-422e0c9a4939447e8587d4229c2fcd3d
SaaS Manual is live on Product Hunt. This is the first place outside of Indie Hackers where I am announcing SaaS Manual.
Super excited to get feedback and take the next steps on this journey. Also curious to see if Product Hunt is a good place for SaaS Manual, since the "product" is still at an early stage.
SaaS Manual is an online course which teaches you how to build SaaS products. There is a catch: Instead of learning how to build "yet another TODO list" we instead will build saasmanual.com from scratch. So you really can see what goes into building a fully fledged service, no secrets, nothing hidden.
Since saasmanual.com is only a purchased domain so far, I wrote up a landing page on Notion.
Another email went out, wohooo! This time I am writing about the difficulty of deciding whether to build something from scratch or using existing software. I share the approach I take for SaaS Manual and how I apply this to building a simple static site generator.
As software builders we often ask, should I build this myself or use an existing piece of software? Here is the approach I take for SaaS Manual https://saasmanual.com/2020-11-18-Reinventing-The-Wheel-d3e0460b52784c94938db5cf0e67ee43
SaaS Manual is the one stop shop to learn how to build SaaS products. I have built many services, the last being Cloud9 IDE which was acquired by AWS. And I will share the lessons I learned with you.