Product Hunt Launch Stories
Hey, my name is Matt and I'm prepping for my first launch on PH and would love to hear stories from you guys! What went well? What went terribly? I want to hear it all. Ps. This is definitely the nicest community I've ever found on the internet.
Hi Matthew! 👋 I launched my Workspaces newsletter (https://www.producthunt.com/post...) 6 months ago and here are my quick thoughts. Keep in mind this is just one perspective for a fairly niche product launch here. What went well? -Finished 9th on the leaderboard for the day -Drove hundreds of new subscribers -Was included in the daily newsletter due to finishing top 10 on the leaderboard. This also drove ~100-200 new subscribers. -49 comments of mixed congratulations/feedback on the launch page What went terribly? -Can't think of anything! Why did this launch go well? -I had spent 1+ years building the newsletter and the community with it before even considering a PH launch. When the time was right for a launch, I was able to let them know so that they could show support and let the PH community know why they've been readers for so long. -I went in with zero expectations. With it being a newsletter, I didn't have any expectations of finishing #1 or even being on the featured homepage at all. -I had a growing Twitter audience from my work growing the newsletter that was very supportive in my launching on PH as well as recommending new guests to feature. -I responded to every comment on the launch post! I think this is very important to let people know you see and respect their feedback. I hope this was helpful in some way! Let me know if you have anymore direct or specific questions for me!
I haven't launched yet, but just have a quick search for previous launches - lots of people share their stories 😀 Good luck with yours! 🚀🚀
Same here, I am launching my product on the 6th of March. I also want to learn successful launching from others.