Soft launched on LinkedIn & Twitter (very scary)

Hey WIP! Just wanted to share my first real project launch!

Even though it's the beta launch, I'm just super proud of myself because 3 months ago I didn't know how to design nor how to code a web app...

I had never worked with APIs... Never used git seriously... Never sent to production any website...

It took a long time, and it's also been very hard. But in the end, I made it!

I'm writing this at 4:20 a.m. (lol) and I'm tired af, but I finished the AI.

Honestly speaking though, the hardest part was letting go of my perfectionism and finally accepting that in order to turn inpilot into the product - and the company - I want it to be, I need to let users play with it, and I need to make money from it. Not running a charity.

I've been procrastinating on doing this soft launch (meaning I start to talk about it daily) for a month...

Every day I woke up feeling guilty...

And while I do have free beta testers, it doesn't feel the same.

I guess what I'm really trying to do is share the lesson with you all so that you don't fall into the same trap...

If you don't launch, your product is worthless. Anything else you're telling yourself is just an excuse to stay in your comfort zone.

As indie hackers, we often focus so much on the product that we only see what's going bad. The bugs, the imperfections.

Truth is inpilot right now is - and has been for months - 75% cheaper than most competitors while offering more or less the same features.

Why the actual f*** am I just launching now?!?!

In the end "launching" sounds scary...

...but in the end, it just means to start accepting customers (or orders/whatever your project does)!

Don't miss out on seeing your project flourish and turn into something beautiful. Don't make my same mistake. Just launch.


Luca Meneghetti | @thisislvca
indie hacker @ inpilot

P.S: Thx to all of you - every single one - cuz without your support and accountability I would've never even started working on such a humongous project

P.P.S: Here is one of the posts I made for the launch. Not sharing them for promotion, but to show that it doesn't have to be perfect, what matters is to ship it. Plus most of you aren't even on LinkedIn lmao... (lucky you!)

You sound a lot like me - I stayed up until 5 AM answering product hunt questions for Simple OTP haha. Adrenaline was pumping for sure. Congrats on the launch!

Love it haha πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ