Week 2 : #1 on ProductHunt & Taking a short break.
11 months ago
Boy, it's been a unexpectedly eventful week!
Here's a gist of what happened :
I made an MVP of a marketplace for makers to buy and sell abandoned side projects, as the first project of this challenge, in 4 days. ( See last week's post for more details )
I casually shared it on the IndieHackers forum.
The IndieHackers post blew up and got to top post of the week, with tons of feedback and support. ( Great community )
200 people signed up, 5 put projects on sale.
I talked to subscribers and made changes based on the feedback, which took me 3 days.
I posted on ProductHunt, and it got to #1 and stayed there all day long.
400 more people signed up, 40+ projects were on sale, and 40+ buyers made offers.
4 sellers paid a $19 fee to unlock projects.
1 day after the ProductHunt launch, people are still subscribing, adding projects, and making offers.
As someone who started this thing expecting a maximum of 100 subscribers and very few projects put on sale, I am blown away by my lack of imagination.
I think it's safe to say that the benefits of this challenge are exceeding all expectations.
That's it for the weekly progress, as I feel I'm not delivering much value by detailing my weeks ( although I'd love some feedback on this, please reach out if you can ).
I may switch to posting regular blog posts on various topics around bootstrapping and startups ( sticking to 1 article every week ), and then keep these progress updates short.
Taking a 1 week break from the challenge
Next week, I'd like to take a short break from the challenge. That means not starting a new project until the week after. Instead I'm planning to focus on the following :
Figure out a better way to deliver value on this blog and change the layout.
Improve some aspects of 1Kprojects.
Talk with the many people who reached out.
Publish 2 blog posts.
Get organized for all the upcoming projects and challenges.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this blog and what you'd like to see more of. If you can find a few minutes to tell me about it, I'd be eternally grateful! Reach out to me via Twitter or via Email
Thank you for reading!