❓ What are the top 3 lessons you learnt from launching on PH? 🚀

Inna Proshkina
72 replies
Here are my lessons from our recent launch: https://www.producthunt.com/post... ❌ Don't push upvotes - everybody writes about it, but the temptation is so huge that you start sharing the direct link with everyone asking for support - in social media, in your private chats, etc. These votes will further be removed (at some point we had almost 1000, but then upvotes went down to 650). 🚀 Launch on Ship at least 4 weeks before you launch on PH. This is a great platform to raise awareness and attract new subscribers from PH that can support you when you launch. ❤️ Engage with the community and start building relations. Give something valuable before you ask. Please share your insights on challenges you faced during your launch and what you could do better.

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Daria Novikova
Content writer & Tech enthusiast
Thanks for sharing valuable tips! forewarned is forearmed :)
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@daria_novikova14 Thanks! I'm glad you find this information valuable!
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Arpit Mishra
SaaS Community Builder 🤝
100% agree. Thanks for putting that together Other important lesson - Not every business is suitable for PH launch. Refrain from launching just because you read it somewhere.
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@arpitmishra It's true!
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Trent Wann
Making bucket lists social 💭
@arpitmishra What would you say are some unsuitable businesses to launch on PH? Appreciate this insight.
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Arpit Mishra
SaaS Community Builder 🤝
@trentwann Would be difficult to point to specific, but IMO have seen HR softwares, real estate management, or any other not related to very early stage startup etc. not get major upvotes (with some exceptions in evert category).
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Lalit Tyagi
CEO @ www.brightdirectories.com
@arpitmishra Totally agree. But we can learn from here tips or ideas if possible.
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Vadym Shcherbakov
Chief Product Officer - Identance
Thank you Inna! You've highlighted some of the most valuable mistakes, that we have done on our previous launch. Definitely will use these points on our next product launch!
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@vadim_shcherbakov When are you planning to launch next time?
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@vadim_shcherbakov let me know and don't hesitate to ask for support :)
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Matthias Bohlen
Founder, Bohlen Labs
@vadim_shcherbakov How do you launch a second time with the same product?
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Vadym Shcherbakov
Chief Product Officer - Identance
@gettheaudience we are planning to launch our second product. The first launch was about KYC, the second will be about KYB
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Vadym Shcherbakov
Chief Product Officer - Identance
@inna_proshkina We are planning our launch on September or October this year
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Vio Vanica
Co-founder at selftalk.space
My main takeaways: (1) DM approach worked the best for us, but don't spam people. Spread the word about your product in the communities you engaged in before the launch. This will help you with at least a higher conversion rate. (2) Take advantage of all 24h of launch. Even if this means you won't sleep that night, so what? The reward of seeing your product at the top of the products of the day is worth the effort. (3) Be truthful interested in connecting with people, you have no idea how supportive we are to each other when we care. I've written a whole article about our launch on Product Hunt. We were the #2nd Product of the Day with myfocusspace.com - here is the link and hope it will help someone https://www.myfocusspace.com/blo...
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@viorica_vanica Many thanks Viorica for sharing these tips and the link to the article! We'll add some action items to our check list!
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Vio Vanica
Co-founder at selftalk.space
@inna_proshkina feel free to do so!
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Dawn Veltri
@viorica_vanica Your article is by far one of the most helpful ones I have read about launching on PH. Thank you for sharing!
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Trent Wann
Making bucket lists social 💭
@viorica_vanica This article was super helpful, thank you for taking the time to write that up and share!
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Vio Vanica
Co-founder at selftalk.space
@trentwann happy to help - use it!
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Dennis R.
CTO of Snapied - A Graphic Design Tool
Thanks for sharing, we are planning our launch soon, this guide is helpful for us!
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@teamideaonce Good luck with your launch!
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Dennis R.
CTO of Snapied - A Graphic Design Tool
@inna_proshkina Thank you, we are super excited
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Cica-Laure Mbappé
Plant lover 🌿
Very true, what really helped us on the second launch was Ship subscribers, we gain visibility before even launching. Then, engaging with the community is super important, answer questions, launch discussions, give your opinion but don't push your product, people that are interested will look on your profile and find the good information :)
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
Renzo Brus 💻⚡
Digital @RenzoBrus
Thanks for the advices! 😋
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@trakti you are very welcome!
Siddhesh Lokare
Building Wylo
These lessons topped the layers of everything we are planning for the launch. Thanks Inna!
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@siddhesh_lokare1 I'm glad to help!
Lelah
Always support creativity
Thanks a lot for your generous sharing!!
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@lelah You are very welcome! :)
Marko Krčmar
I want to bring out the best in people.
I plan on sharing my project soon on PH so this really helps! Thanks @inna_proshkina
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@marko_krcmar Good luck with your launch!
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Dinakar Sakthivel
Founder, Hatrio
Thanks for sharing your learnings with us. For me personally, the launches here contributed to a couple hundred votes and never really had any effect with the product. So I kinda lost the motivation to launch products here. I look forward to revisiting PH sometime in the future though. So, I'll keep these points in mind.
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Dinakar Sakthivel
Founder, Hatrio
Also, upvotes don't mean much. Clubhouse had a hunt here and had like 70 upvotes.
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@dinakar It seems like upvotes are more about Makers' efforts to spread the word about the product rather than about the real product value.
Erin Forster
Ultimate Small Shop Program
good to go
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Cong Bill
Drawing until I drop (w/Spade)
Thanks for this invaluable insight. I am a high school student who wants to share my products and build experience through Product Hunt. I will be taking these tips to heart! Currently, we are releasing Spade, I hope you guys can give us some feedback!
Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@titut You are welcome. Please send the link, so that we could check it out.
Cong Bill
Drawing until I drop (w/Spade)
Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@titut Best of luck to you and your team!
Pallavi Khanna
Co-founder @Ricotta 🧀
@inna_proshkina Not sure if it's just me, but on clicking the link to your blog, it shows a 404 error. Would love to see your blog!
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@pallavi_khanna Many thanks for letting me know. I've fixed it. Please check again :)
Miri Blayckher
Head of Content and Social, Cocohub
Thank you for sharing! What is ship?
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@miri_blayckher Ship is a platform that allows you to add your product to the upcoming products here: https://www.producthunt.com/upco... before you launch it on PH. It enables you to start promoting your product long before and after the official launch and gather subscribers.
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Miri Blayckher
Head of Content and Social, Cocohub
Ondřej Valuštík
Co-Founder Meetback.io
Thank you for your tips! We will launch our new product soon so your tips are very useful for us 🙏 👌
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@ondrej_valustik you are welcome and good luck!
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Pablo Fatas
Head of Community @SigmaOS 🐢
Thanks for the good advice. I did not know we could have an up and coming page so I made one for the productivity browser we are releasing next week. Would love to hear what you think: https://www.producthunt.com/upco.... Also its interesting that they deleted your upvotes. How come?
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@pablo_fatas Thanks for sharing the link. Your product looks awesome, I checked the landing to understand why it is better than other browsers as it was not obvious on the Ship page. I think you might want to try a different layout so that the video is more visible and add more text. In regards to our upvotes... it happened overnight. I reached out to PH support, and they responded like this: https://help.producthunt.com/en/....
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Pablo Fatas
Head of Community @SigmaOS 🐢
@inna_proshkina Thanks for the feedback. The ship page is quite limiting but will see what I can do. Interesting that they are so strict on the number of upvotes. But I guess it is nice to know that upvotes are probably from genuine people when you see them
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@pablo_fatas I think that all the people we asked for support had a genuine intention when they upvoted, they just hadn't been PH users before.
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Pablo Fatas
Head of Community @SigmaOS 🐢
@inna_proshkina Oh im sure. But I am guessing the PH algorithm is quite strict so it might also sort out some genuinely interested people. But at least you know that at the end of the day all your upvotes are genuine even if you’ve lost some real upvotes along the way. Congrats on making it to top 5 :)
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@pablo_fatas Thanks! You are right! I wish you to beat our position and make it #1
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Empreendedoras
Depois de pesquisar à respeito.
Thanks for sharing.
Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@empreendedoras7 you are welcome!
Mike Mirandi
Co-founder @ PixieBrix
Thanks @inna_proshkina for putting this together and suggesting to 🚀 Launch on Ship. Could you recommend any posts or content on best practices for Ship? This article written by @wiloo is very insightful but a few years old: https://medium.com/onvey/our-exp...
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@wiloo @mike_mirandi Thanks for sharing the article. Although it's quite old, it covers all the basics. Anyway Ship is not a rocket science, just start using it and you will figure it all out at once. My only recommendations which were not mentioned in the article are: start with the PRO subscription immediately after you set up the page, and import all the contacts you have from your CRM, social media, etc.
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