Where do you go for alpha users?

Is there anywhere in particular you like to post your application that is good for finding early stage users? (Maybe like ProductHunt but pre-release)

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Founder of Tetriz.io
Indie Hackers Community can be a nice place to get alpha users. Personally I prefer to use LinkedIn and cherry pick some people to outreach. Another way is too look at video about your industry on yourtube. On the channel detail page you can get the email of the youtuber to contact them.
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Indie Hackers and Hacker News (from YCombinator)
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I’d second the direct outreach approach e.g. LinkedIn. Can be very useful especially for b2b or trying to identify a smaller number of core early adopters
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Solving problems, one step at a time.
@john_flynn_son Personally with this project I'm probably going to spend a good amount of time on this route. Since my main audience is tech professionals.
devrel @ CloudSkiff / driftctl
Did a lot of direct outreach approach on linked in with extremely precise profiles and started by proposing a 1o1 chat to get live feedback. It works and naturally converts the interviewees into qualified alpha users.
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archiehickl.in
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When I want to soft launch a product I usually use:  - Twitter, if you have an audience there it's pretty efficient - Online chats, pick a specific channel and ask for feedback. You won't get a lot of traffic but it's enough for alpha testing - Some specific or targeted sub-reddit - IndieHacker, it's a pretty big community but they're super friendly! I curated a list of 400 places where to post your startup at different stage of growth → https://spreadtheworld.net
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@angezanetti nice site. I'll definitely give it a flip through 👍
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Founder @ Continuum.xyz
https://betalist.com is good. I got about 150 email signups in 24-48 hours for https://betalist.com/startups/co... Also, FB, Slack and Discord groups related to my target market. I am seeing things I did not know about in the comments below, so glad I found this discussion!
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Founder TastyChef
@jasonacurry Really? I saw in projects just a few likes. How is it possible?
Founder @ Continuum.xyz
@jasonacurry @tiistars Good question. Perhaps more people click to go through to the website itself. To like one needs a Twitter account. Also, when you click / tap on the heart to like, it changes to liked but then also shows a message to login with Twitter. Not sure if everyone realizes that the like does not stay if you do not login with twitter. Regardless, I am grateful I got the emails!
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Founder TastyChef
@jasonacurry @tiistars Jason, thank you for your answer. I will test bettalist
Founder @ Continuum.xyz
@jasonacurry @tiistars cool, good luck!
Writer on the hunt 24/7
Thanks, this is a great discussion. Saving these resources for future reference!
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Great ideas listed. There’s also www.launchingnext.com
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Founder, Casa
What I've observed is that the various online communities have a certain niche of followers and so I would launch it on all (with a small gap between launches) - BetaList, HackerNews, producthunt, Twitter
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