January 16, 2020

Launched to #1 on HN, #2 on PH

Manuel Ebert @maebert

I wrote MDWA over two glasses of wine on a Sunday afternoon, and bought the domain after an undisclosed number of glasses more.

A day later, it trended on the very top of Hacker News and Product Hunt. I put zero thought into marketing or growth. I hadn't even set up analytics yet.

This is a great example of how not to launch while being wildly successful.

Today's Top Milestones
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  • Finished MVP
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  • 🍾 First Response & Second Sale
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  • $500+ this month
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  • Master RL is now live !!!
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  • Pushing out enterprise features
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  • Built an App Widget 📱
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  • Launched Pre-Order for Medium Course!
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