Appsumo or Product hunt or both and why?
So, im a founder and i have found communities and services like Appsumo and ProductHunt to be very helpful when we launch a new product. I always wonder though if its better to launch on the most number of platforms at the same time or one every time and spread the launching period. I think all at once is harder but better for results and buzz. What do you think ? Please share your experiences.
I'm definitely planning on doing both (we'll be launching on both platforms on the 11th https://www.producthunt.com/upco...) so hopefully both at once helps out. Are there any other platforms you would suggest we launch on?
I've not looked into AppSumo at all, can someone give me a rundown of what makes it special/different from PH and what niche it might serve best? Other than getting more eyeballs on your product (which is always a good thing), what's the value of AppSumo.
I would recommend you not launch on both at the same time. Product hunt launch will give you a boost of traffic and visibility. This is the opportunity for you to run a lifetime deal (LTD) on your own (without paying the marketplace commission). It is what we did with QApop: https://www.lunadio.com/blog/we-... Furthermore, I would recommend launching on Product hunt (PH) launch. If you are successful on PH, LTD platforms like pitchground or saasmentra will contact you and offer you a better deal than Appsumo.
The conventional wisdom is to start on AppSumo as early as possible, and to only roll out a mature product on ProductHunt later.
We were looking into both and it seems like AppSumo launches are more cash-focused than PH. My current thinking is to upgrade our pricing packages so they are more interesting in a lifetime deal on AppSumo. We will be launching https://www.jrny.coach/ later in June but more to drive user numbers than to earn $$.