10 places to launch your startup
This week I show you 10 places where to launch your startup and get your first users
Launching new startups and getting the first users is always stressful, especially when you are a first founder. You don't know where to look and don't have any strategy.
In today's email, I listed 10 places where you can launch your startup, so you can focus on acquiring users!
Betalist is a startup directory where you can post startups that are still in beta.
The website gets 250,000+ page views per month. The newsletter has 30,000+ subscribers. That's a HUGE opportunity to get traction even before the official release!
IndieHackers is a small but super active and friendly community of startup founders. Launching here super early will get you some feedback and advice.
Super valuable if you're a first-time founder! Don't expect too much traction, tho!
Twitter is a fantastic place to launch your startup (and to build them in public!). I personally launch all my projects there. 80% of my revenues still come from Twitter.
There is a ton of startup directories online, some of them are super small, but some are REALLY big.
Directories are a great way to get some users, and it also builds your SEO.
The best startups directories are:
Reddit is magic! It's a pool of potential users! It's a place where you can find a community for almost everything.
But, as you may know, Reddit can be hard sometimes. My advice would be to launch there when your product is ready! I made a breakdown of how you should use Reddit.
The best subreddit for startups:
But there are plenty more! Use the tools of the last issue to explore!
If you're a startup, you probably know HackerNews. It's a news aggregator made by the Y Combinator.
Hitting the front page of HN is a real success. It brings thousands of visitors to your website in a few hours. You better be prepared! You can launch your product there by using the [ShowHN] tag.
It's not that hard, but you should prepare it to make the best launch possible (you only have one shot!)
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