What was the most important takeaway from your first startup/sidegig/product?

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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
The most important takeaway from my first product is: «Nobody can build a good product without iterations. Relaunch like a pro. Iterate again and again toward product-market fit. Continue improving on your solution until it actually solves a problem.» Now, I'm building my current product https://getlanding.io with this mindset.
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Rachel E. Allen
Product person at core
@shashcoffe any tips on relaunching like a pro?
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@rachel_e_allen Hey, Rachel. Sure. All tips are here: https://www.indiehackers.com/pos...
Rachel E. Allen
Product person at core
@shashcoffe Amazing! Thank you!
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Chris Ashby
Founder @ We Are Heroes, product nerd
@shashcoffe Couldn't agree more. Don't be afraid to launch and put your product out there. Product/market fit only happens over time!
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@chrisashby Totally, Chris! 🙌😀
Abel G. weldu
Head of Product @Gebeya INC
I have learned to be objective towards my product and my approach to customer acquisition. Most users if not all are not as excited as you are about your product. "wouldn't it be cool..' usually don't resonate with new users unless you are providing the right/most convenient solution to their problems.
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Waqar Wasti
Product Manager @ SaaStock
Having strong opinions but loosely held! Basically, having a vision/ hypothesis about your product but being able to adapt it with changes in user behaviors
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Rick Turoczy
Cofounder, PIE
My biggest learning was "Do not let the absence of a prototype or beta prevent you from engaging with your target market. Instead, figure out ways to engage your future community on existing platforms — newsletter, social, Product Hunt — before writing the first line of code. Because you'll need those folks to critique what you're building from day one."
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Matthew Browne
🚀Thankyou 4 supporting Upflowy to #1🚀
Overselling and underdelivering is a house of cards, focus on delighting your customer with every feature you ship.
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Mavlonbek Muratov
Building Researchai.co
Choose your partners wisely.
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Aurelio
Co-founder of WP-Umbrella.com ☂️
Get rid of a problem when it's still tiny.
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Steve Procter
Connecting Founders & Investors
Stop reading yet more "how I did it" and "follow these tips" stuff. JFDI
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