Makers by Product Hunt

A place for Makers to share, connect, and reach their goals

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#2 Product of the WeekJuly 25, 2018
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Makers is a place for makers to share and help each other achieve their goals. Join us. :)

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  • Alexandre Mouriec
    Alexandre MouriecCS @ IUT Lannion | Side-projects Lover
    Pros: 

    Awesome product with a great community, simple with not too many features, a product always improving, a team always listening to feedback

    Cons: 

    No mobile app for now but it's not a big issue

    I have been using Makers for 16 weeks now and it became one of my favorite websites to visit everyday (Product Hunt is already part of the list 😄)

    The product is easy to use and the community is positive so it's always a pleasure to use it.

    The product is well-built and well-designed so it's the perfect tool to be focused on just the important things , achieving goals and enjoying the process 🙏

    Alexandre Mouriec has used this product for one month.
  • Angie
    AngieFounder of YourApparel
    Pros: 

    Platform is built to motivate you, community is active and helpful

    Cons: 

    None yet. I have sprinted through a lot of my goals

    My invite for Maker Goals came at a great time. I was planning on launching my first app and things had to be done. Next to releasing my first app, I was learning how to code, replying to recruiters, updating the website for my app, and preparing for GDPR. Maker Goals is a great platform to reach your goals and to help others along the way.

    Angie has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Ryan HooverMakerPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
We've teased this project a few times in public so it's especially refreshing to finally share what we've been building. Makers first started as a project to rethink Product Hunt profiles, but we knew a simple redesign wouldn't be exciting or particularly useful. After speaking with several people and observing patterns within the community, we sought to build a place where makers can share their goals and help one another. I wrote more about our customer development and design process here, which started as a Dropbox Paper "MVP" over a weekend. Over the past months, we've been expanding the feature set alongside a few hundred beta testers. Now everyone can signup and we'll be adding new people from the waitlist every day. Feedback/questions/ideas!? Share below. 😊
erwin blom
erwin blom@erwblo · @TIStv / @Fastmoving / @stek_io
@rrhoover Inspired by WipChat?
Ryan HooverMakerPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@erwblo love what Marc's doing with WIP. Independent of Product Hunt, I'm particularly interested in tools that help creators and makers (I wrote about this recently). Makers initially started with a focus on new user profiles. Then we explored a “status update” but felt it was too broad but we saw many people asking for help on Twitter and other networks, but those networks weren’t designed for this interaction. So we narrowed our focus on something that everyone can find useful. We also focused on seeding the community with a diverse group of people across different roles (engineering, design, marketing, sales, etc.) and backgrounds (women, POC, etc.) so that it feels welcoming to a broad group.
Jon Sharratt
Jon Sharratt@jon_sharratt
@rrhoover Awesome stuff as always! Do feel like the Product Hunt platform has all the features and foundations to support its own https://www.startupschool.org/ or at even provide a platform for other companies like Y Combinator to use and manage such events for startups. Seems like a natural fit being able to have the wealth of the Product Hunt community to support startups on a course as they progress!
Abadesi
AbadesiMaker@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
When I joined the Product Hunt team last October my goal was to bring as many new makers into the community as possible. Speaking to makers from all backgrounds I was surprised to hear many tell me that they love PH but didn't feel ready to launch. What I love about Makers is that no matter where you are in the Maker journey there is something for you here. From advice and support to accountability, I've gained so much from sharing my goals with others and have enjoyed watching others progress, too. Excited to see what the future holds 💫
LeandroPro@leandro8209 · Co-founder, Unubo
As I spend a lot of time here anyway, it’s a great natural progression, to track my tasks here too, and see what everyone else is working on.
Angie
Angie@angeliquesocial · Founder of YourApparel
I started with Maker Goals in April and I have completed more than 75 goals by May. Some goals were more challenging than the other. The most helpful aspect of Maker Goals is that all the goals or tasks you have are public, meaning that other Makers can see what you have to do and when your deadline is. This is helpful because this makes you accountable for the things you do. I would encourage any maker to join Maker goals not just for building towards your goals, but I've noticed that the community aspect creates synergy to keep us going.
Ryan HooverMakerPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@angeliquesocial really appreciate the comment and your feedback during the beta. 🙏🏼 P.S. I swear we didn't pay Angie to add that testimonial. 😊
Angie
Angie@angeliquesocial · Founder of YourApparel
@rrhoover Always love to be a part of new Product Hunt releases. And lol @ the disclaimer 😂
Davis Baer
Davis Baer@daviswbaer · Co-Founder of OneUp
Awesome work by Ryan and the whole PH team! As a beta user, I can attest to the helpful and inspiring community they have created 😊