October 10, 2019

Launched on Hacker News

118hours

Yesterday we launched Trrip 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
  • Open Beta 🧵
    After MVP and quick validation across friends and family, now it is open to everyone! You can use it as much as you want for free, while in beta. Afte
  • 1 subscriber after 2 of days of List Building!
    Yeah, I know, "what's the big deal?". Before just throwing it out there, I wasted 2 weeks on "perfecting it". And guess how many subs I got for 2 week
  • Started the first Season of MW!
    Today, I'm launching the first two episodes of Maker's Way first season. The 'Pilot' episode covers how I made $29.156 with a blockchain online course
  • Set up the landing page
    While I’m still designing the website I’ll use for it, I created a ConvertKit account and landing page. Lovelicons.com now points to that landing page