David Furlong

@david

🤔 learning/devtools/productivity products. Can offer help with: Coding/JS/CSS. Could use with help with: finding customers, building an audience 😅
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  • Joined October 2020
ROAST the brand new version of Plant My Forest
🤔 learning/devtools/productivity products. Can offer help with: Coding/JS/CSS. Could use with help with: finding customers, building an audience 😅

It's beautiful!

I've attached some images of little css issues/types/alignments I saw.

I think perhaps from the visuals the lowest hanging fruit would be to give the actual forest tree map a visual upgrade. I think the colors fall flat a bit (potentially too low saturation). Maybe emoji trees? Not sure but think a bigger forest should look more awesome somehow. Maybe bigger forests get more emoji wildlife automatically, moving around the forest or randomly created? Tricky to get right

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My launch didn't go too well, looking for feedback on how to do better next time
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Thanks for the kind reply and sharing of your experiences @icesofty ! Gotcha I did post to hackernews and indiehackers but I didn't put in as much time there. Will give it another try

My launch didn't go too well, looking for feedback on how to do better next time
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First off thank you for taking the time to write this in depth answer.

1) I did make the mistake of not building an email list/marketing when I started working on the product. I spoke to some potential customers but I didn't build up anything around this. I also posted in facebook groups, indiehackers, HN, twitter and direct messaged some friends of mine. What other approaches would you recommend?

2) I wasn't expecting that, but I was expecting to make the front page. Don't think I got a single registered user and its free

3) Thats a great suggestion thanks

4) Yeah I see now I could improve this

Thanks for the advice again and I might take you up on the twitter DM offer!

My launch didn't go too well, looking for feedback on how to do better next time
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Hm yes that might have been better. I read a couple "launch on product hunt" blog posts and it seemed like because hunter's followings don't get notified by email anymore that the hunter isn't particularly important anymore. It also seemed like many recent launches I looked at were hunted by their makers so I went with that. Next time maybe I should put more care into that. Thanks for the links, will check it out!

What should I price my product at for launch day?
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Seems reasonable enough

FullStack dev - Maker of justmandala.com #3 Product of the day french.dev - French devs directory OMC.dev - Learn to code (in French)

Thanks David

Looking for Feedback for my tip based Q&A platform
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Whether the value proposition and how to use the app is clear on the homepage

Yes

If you would use the app

I'm not a target customer I believe

What other improvements you would like to see

Small points:
The background is very distracting whilst reading I'd recommend not changing it like this
The homepage is missing a title attribute
The Login button should probably be Sign up instead, this is a common pattern to target new users primarily as their intent is lower

I'm a big fan of the gradient text and the name :)

How would you name this? 🤔 I've built a commitment device for bloggers but I need help choosing a good name.
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Ah yes that makes sense. Good luck with it Aleix :)

How would you name this? 🤔 I've built a commitment device for bloggers but I need help choosing a good name.
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Interesting! I think or Die is a bit extreme but it also draws attention.

Post or Pay has that wonderful alliteration P-P. Maybe theres a third option & words that come to mind: 'Wager', 'Stake', 'Lose' but these probably don't fit your 'Or' format well. I feel like Im not helping so I'll stop. Maybe 'Publish or Pay'?

Maker making makers make - checkwise.io ☑️

You're helping!
I've asked in various forums and it seems like most bloggers do like a lot the P-P alliteration of Post or Pay. I will go on with this name for now, I hope to have a bit of press attention by the time New Year resolutions hit :) (which is often the best time of the year for products like this).
Thanks for the input!

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Ah yes that makes sense. Good luck with it Aleix :)

Roast my updated landing page - adminkit.io
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I would like to receive feedback on:
- Value proposition. Is it clear?
Yes
- Copywriting
I think its quite strong. Curious whether "Purchase now" is considered the go to pricing page cta (I don't know)
- Anything that comes to mind rly 😀
Product seems safe, solid and stable in the page design which is probably what your customers are looking for so I think its a good fit

Digital product maker. adminkit.io bootlab.io

Thanks David!

📧 Email newsletter tool ? SendFox, MailChimp, or another one ?
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Would not recommend sendgrid.

a tool to get emails from my users

Do you mean to your users? I would recommend postmark or mailchimp depending on whether these emails are transactional or marketing