THE BAMF BIBLE

25+ Growth Hacks from 2017

#3 Product of the WeekAugust 16, 2017
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Reviews

 +17 reviews
  • Anfernee ChansamoothVirtual CMO, podcast host
    Pros: 

    The practical content inside this book works if you apply it

    Cons: 

    I need a team to implement all the tactics! So many options, so little time :)

    I used Josh's viral Linkedin post formula for a client. We published 3 posts in 3 weeks that got a total of 93,581 views. One of those posts got 71,000+ views, and led to 50 new connect requests from people who fit my client's target audience and several sales conversations! Bingo!

    Anfernee Chansamooth has used this product for one month.
  • Savvas ZortikisCo-founder & CEO at Viral Loops
    Pros: 

    It includes top-notch growth hacks you can use for your company today.

    Cons: 

    Can't wait for more growth tactics :)

    I'm a big fan of BAMF on Facebook and running lots of the growth tactics mentioned in this book. It's a must read for every growth team.

Discussion

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Josh Fechter
Maker
@joshuafechter · Founder of Badass Marketers & Founders
Thanks for sharing THE BAMF BIBLE, @_jacksmith! Hey everyone, I have spent the last couple of years creating one of the largest growth hacking communities, Badass Marketers & Founders (15,000+ members). This is a compilation of the best growth hacks from the hundreds we ran - all of which still work today. This is the complete recipe book of growth hacks (300+ pages of how-to tactics) The book is broken down into these growth hacking sections: -Facebook -Affiliate and referral -Events -LinkedIn -Quora -Backlinks -Instagram -Cold Email -Twitter -YouTube -Product Hunt -Software -Content Marketing -Growth Hacking Tools It's received excellent early feedback from many people we respect, and we hope you'll check it out.
Seth Louey@sethlouey · 🙌 2016 PH Maker of the Year Nominee
@_jacksmith @joshuafechter I've learned a ton from the BAMF group and from @juannikin as he is leading our growth for BotList. I can't endorse this BAMF Bible enough! Thanks for putting it together @joshuafechter!
Josh Fechter
Maker
@joshuafechter · Founder of Badass Marketers & Founders
Thanks @sethlouey! I appreciate the kind words
Jeroen Corthout 🤖@jeroen_corthout · Co-Founder Salesflare
@_jacksmith @joshuafechter Awesome! Congrats with the double mention @gillesdc
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@_jacksmith @joshuafechter hello, this book looks pretty awesome (including it as part of tomorrow's newsletter), and... there a bunch of useful stuff in the PH section, nicely done. That said, there are a handful of things that are directly contradictory to what we just recommended as things NOT to do in our official guide: https://blog.producthunt.com/how... (and I'm not talking about the all the getting around asking for upvotes stuff) 1) Do not spam people, so a section called "Flood Twitter" is not the best use of time 2) We specifically call out Thunderclap as being notoriously ineffective in the guide 3) "Get on the radar of people who upvoted similar products" please don't do that. I assure you it does not lead them to check out your product, let alone upvote it, and especially when implemented via autotweeting off a spreadsheet (doooo notttt dooo that) it is harmful to the community and is the definition of spamming. (instead, reach out to specific people, manually, who may be interested, if you have a specific reason why, i.e. like a personalized cold email or tweet). Making it personal is what actually matters. 4) You make a really big deal out of "finding a hunter" – in our guide we address multiple times why it really doesn't matter who hunts you (tip: hunt your own product) 5) I really wish you would remove from the book any mention of auto tweeting off a spreadsheet, we see these all day, the community sees them too, they are not effective and are the definition of spamming people. I assure you, this is harmful for your actual launch. --- Otherwise, nice work! looking forward to learning from the other sections of the guide 🙌 ---- UPDATE: Within ~3 hours (and starting around midnight) @houstongolden and @joshuafechter incorporated all of the above. Really appreciate it, and incredible turnaround time. The book includes a lot of great tips (especially from the maker perspective) for launching on Product Hunt. This, along with the guide that we published, are all the tips you need for launching on Product Hunt. 🙌 Looking forward to reading the rest of the THE BAMF BIBLE 💯
Josh Fechter
Maker
@joshuafechter · Founder of Badass Marketers & Founders
@_jacksmith @nivo0o0 we'll remove all of this now :)
Jack Smith
Hunter
@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@nivo0o0 @joshuafechter i’m not sure about point #4: although you can hunt a product yourself, there are benefits to finding someone else to hunt it for you. Including it being emailed to the hunters’ followers.
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@_jacksmith @joshuafechter thank you 🙂
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@joshuafechter @_jacksmith we haven't done that in awhile, as mentioned in our guide. The maker's followers do get an email though, not the hunters. Honestly.... the only time the hunter can make a (meaningful) difference is if it's someone super high profile, but that's not because of the follower count, it's because of the perceived social proof that comes with someone high profile (thinking someone like Sam Altman, Naval, etc.) On the other hand, I can tell you with certainly we often feature stuff we would not have otherwise, perhaps a little later in the day, if we see that that it has a maker, the maker hunted it, the maker left a solid comment explaining what their product is. In that case, who are we to fuck up their big launch day, we want to support makers as much as possible. And it goes without saying that the maker knows their product better than anyone else ✨
gerardcompte@gerardcomptedur · CEO
Well Josh, and the whole team has change our life! We have been learning from all the different hacks and marketing technics. This new ebook, will really change how internet works. Josh is teaching all of us a lesson every day! Thanks Josh for doing it again!
Corey Cleland@growthlead · Growth Marketer
Great job josh! This is so valuable!
Josh Fechter
Maker
@joshuafechter · Founder of Badass Marketers & Founders
@gerardcomptedur thank you :) this means a lot!
ryan kulp@ryanckulp · retired developer turned musician
congrats on the launch, @joshuafechter!
Josh Fechter
Maker
@joshuafechter · Founder of Badass Marketers & Founders
@ryanckulp thank you :) Learned from the master
Gabriel Machuret@gabrielmachuret · ASO Professional
Hell yes. This is epic. Well done mate .
Josh Fechter
Maker
@joshuafechter · Founder of Badass Marketers & Founders
@gabrielmachuret appreciate it!
Jordan@inventitorfixit · CEO, Rocketship Labs
The BAMF Facebook group has done the one thing that no other group has been able to do so effectively, focus in on the success of its members and nothing else! It turns out, when you give so aggressively, people want to give back. It's why I contributed to this guide with all I know about direct mail, all my secrets in running sendwithscout.com. Thanks go to @joshuafechter for investing unlimited amounts of time in the book, the group, and the success of his members.
Josh Fechter
Maker
@joshuafechter · Founder of Badass Marketers & Founders
@inventitorfixit thanks Jordan for being a badass founder ;)