We are on a mission at https://www.joinsecret.com/ to help entrepreneurs save $$$ on SaaS when launching their business. We negotiated deals with AWS, Pipedrive, Airtable, Sendinblue, etc. It’s 100% free for startups.
Partnerships with VCs & startups accelerators: ultimately we will replace their perks program. They don’t have the bandwidth to negotiate deals that are as good as ours. Secret will be come their perks program
Partnerships with newsletters: newsletters owners love to offer Secret to their readers for free
Posting on Linkedin and using Lempod https://lempod.com/en/home to increase reach (aka post views). I highly recommend this tool! Fantastic for word of mouth
Posting on online forums (reddit, hackernews, growth hacking forums, etc.) and in Slack groups: instant traffic
What did not work:
Twitter outreach: low reply rate (< 30%). Is it because people use less Twitter these days?
Facebook groups outreach through: hard to find groups that are really active. Plus Facebook group notifications system sucks. Impossible to break through the noise if you don't pay.
Cold email outreach: I feel like it’s easier these days to be flagged as spam? People are more sensitive? What do you think?
Also, what should we try next? ^^