Unbundling Reddit

Understand what they want

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As a builder and Product Manager, I love doing customer research. Using Reddit made me 10x more efficient. Greg Isenberg's #CommunityCollege alumni -> understanding users from Reddit conversations is my driver.

June 21, 2021 First detractor

It can look odd to celebrate the fact of having a first detractor. But honestly, I see this as a strong signal for multiple reasons:

  1. Your service is "deep" enough to make people react. In this case, it makes people tell you what is wrong and how it can be better.
  2. It makes you ponder if you can stand critics on this project. In other words, if this project matters enough to you that you are willing to embrace the critics and step forward.
  3. It is a strong reality check. When your service is going to scale, you will face criticism more and more. The sooner, the better.

I relate more emotionally on this initial post

June 3, 2021 First success case

@hossein - a passionate senior backend developer got helped by an Unbundling Reddit analysis on r/learnprogramming to resonate with his community. And got a tweet that went viral - with over 400+ RT!

I relate the story in details in the following article

May 18, 2021 Got my first $15

So far, the service is in Pay What You Want -- and... I got $15.
Honestly, it feels like the best money I ever made.

Since it is really not scalable for now, I will stay on a Pay What You Want until I am ready. I accept requests for analysis and learn along the way.

I am using buymeacoffee, and honestly, this makes collecting money so easy! I definitely recommend using it when starting off.

May 1, 2021 Came up with the idea

I got obstinate by the "Don't build hoping for interest" mantra from Justin Jackson.

Relentlessly thinking about it got me to apply for Greg Isenberg's first CommunityCollege session.

I already knew his article about unbundling Reddit, and I was using it as part of my job.

This is where I realized that it was not that easy to apply this technique. I started helping other students in my cohort - and here it is -- on Indie Hacker.

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As a builder and Product Manager, I love doing customer research. Using Reddit made me 10x more efficient. Greg Isenberg's #CommunityCollege alumni -> understanding users from Reddit conversations is my driver.