🎯 What are the best tools to find beta testers for free?

Kate Rus
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I'm working in a startup and yes our budget is limited. But sure the beta test stage is extremely important. We have a landing page with a form to receive invite but don't have enough traffic yet.πŸ™ƒ So how to attract beta testers from the target audience and no spent months and money bags? Could you advise any tools/ platforms or your effective lead generation insides?

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Founder @ PingMi | Software Engineer
LinkedIn works well for this, but it can take time and sales skills
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UX/UI designer in Duckshout app 🐀
@stas_voronov thank you! Yep! you are right it takes time... I tried it but for me this is not a fast solution and not resource-efficient enough.
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@stas_voronov Agree! It's massively helpful. Can be a bit time-consuming though, unless you automate it a bit.
Founder of Tetriz.io
Linkedin is a good way to go. You can use Phantombuster to save time there. You can also try to outreach influencers from youtube. On the channel description you can display the owner email.
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@fabian_maume Have you found an effective way to do YouTube influencer outreach? Would love to know!
Founder of Tetriz.io
@cheska_teresa I have a script to get listing of channel per keyword and filter based on subscriber count and other meta data. This allow to have a short list of relevant channels. I then perform manual email outreach (mentioning some elements of the video to show that I made my research). It is quite time consuming, but you can get good insight from it.
Founder @ Microvist
I've used https://betafamily.com/ free plan with fairly good success recently. Also theres some subreddits r/betatests, r/TestMyApp & r/alphaandbetausers that could draw some people in. If your product is a mobile app for iOS https://airport.community/ https://departures.to/ and https://www.reddit.com/r/TestFli... are all good places. And Android has a few good subreddits too r/androidapps and r/androiddev.
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UX/UI designer in Duckshout app 🐀
@tobiasgray Many thanks! Really awesome resources! Just started to explore it.
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FYI, a few other options to review and consider... Known and some different sites too! The key is digging and twisting around throughout Google and company! ... :) How We Got 100 Free Beta Testers Without a Product Ready ... https://www.chanty.com/blog/got-... How to Find Over 200+ Beta Testers for Free | Instabug Blog https://instabug.com/blog/find-2... All the best, David
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Product marketing @ ThinkNow
It sounds like you're looking for a fast, efficient, AND free solution, which is tricky. Here's a low-cost option we're using: we run mTurk surveys as part of our market research. We include a question in the survey that asks whether they would be interested in early access to our beta. Conversions have been decent, definitely cheaper than running Google Ads. There are also these resources: Departures.to – Explore & share TestFlight apps Airport.community – Discover TestFlight apps reddit/r/TestFlight – Recruitment for App Store beta testers Hope that helps!
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UX/UI designer in Duckshout app 🐀
@zachswright yep! To run surveys is nice low-cost solution. We did it but didn't include question about early access (don't know why πŸ˜…)
@specifyapp・Design API・meow.ph/specify
Hi Kate, You can use Ship to set up an Upcoming page, featured here on Product Hunt. Also I'd recommend to ask for testers in other communities, like Indie Hackers. Keep it up :)
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UX/UI designer in Duckshout app 🐀
@fmerian Thank you, Florian! I don't have an Indie Hackers account with good activity, and with a new one, it can be difficult to build trust in the community. But it's time to finally start doing it!
Thanks for asking.
Linked in..product hunt..so many out there.
Building Clapup.me
SEO and traffic is not the best solution for early stage startup. It can be used later once you get traction I used twitter and got 10 signup for early access in my landing page way before we started building product. Just by profile impression. I had kept the bio simple and product link. I never asked users to check as we are not ready yet. Buildin public is new way to tell the world about your product. Twitter and indiehackers may be a good place to get some early testers.
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