Launching mistakes

Daria
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Hello, hunters! Could you, please, share your own experience, what mistakes did you make when launching your product? And how to avoid them?

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Maxwell Davis
TweetStores - Launching 3rd February 🚀
With my old startup the thing I did was focus on the money rather than the community. It would've come anyway if I'd been more patient but I wasn't - so I missed out on having something that was sustainable...
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Daria
Marketer at ReSkript
@maxwellcdavis thank you a lot for sharing!
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Aditya
Community @ Product Hunt
Two things :) 1. Always submit a complete post. Complete means that the mandatory fields are filled up. 2. Make sure to schedule the post at 12:01 AM of the launch day so that you can get maximum exposure and opportunity to engage with the community :)
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Daria
Marketer at ReSkript
@adityavsc thank you! It is really useful!
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Building mnd
@adityavsc the 12:01 is a good tip thanks!
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Chris Davis
Founding Partner @Bootstrapital
@adityavsc @max15 is that UTC?
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Isaiah Ascher
CEO @ CVRD.tech
@adityavsc @max15 @imchrisdavis I'm curious as well
Amit Kukreja
founder at audea.io
@adityavsc is it bad to launch at 9AM est if most of your community is on EST time? or do you recommend launching at 12AM pst regardless?
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Raitis Velps
CMO@Corebook 💎 Marketing & Business Dev
Timing. Launched campaign and couple of hours later it changed the day. Instant fail :D
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Daria
Marketer at ReSkript
@raitis_velps yes, it is better to start at 00:01. Thank you for sharing!
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Jan Forsthuber
CEO & Co-Founder @DeltaHub
We really engaged our local startup and marketing community for today's launch and received unexpectedly amazing support but unfortunately, their accounts are pretty fresh and PH doesn't give much weight to them I guess. So even though we're leading in upvotes and comments, we're placed second right now.
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@forst Yes, the algorithm does give more weight to older accounts it seems.
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Daria
Marketer at ReSkript
@forst it is so dissapointing! Good luck to your project!
Ann J. Buxton
Ann J. Buxton
Your kind words warmed my heart. MyBalanceNow
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Ira GI
Technology girl, software development
I believe that it is a big mistake to expect high results in a short time.
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Daria
Marketer at ReSkript
@ira_gi yes, you are right! Of course, preparation should be appropriate. But in PH everything is so fast and you have only one day to gain upvotes for you products!
Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
Launching on PH today. So will let you know of my experience (:
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Daria
Marketer at ReSkript
@rucha_joshi8 good luck!
Viacheslav Derzhaev
Co-founder of Rupt
@rucha_joshi8 Good luck with your launch! Great idea! I was working in management consulting for a while, and once the WFH started, partners decided to add some 'fun' to our weekly team discussions. So our analysts had to organize quizzes and other fun activities on top of their usual workload. Needles to say, they hated it after a few weeks. Therefore, the most 'fun' they had was when we abandoned the 'fun' part of our weekly meetings)
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Justin McLeod
Launching without a waitlist 🥴 Which is why I created The Day 100 List: justin-mcleod.teachable.com
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Daria
Marketer at ReSkript
@justmcleod Great! Thank you!