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CalitoMTL
CalitoMTL

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Validating before you build with Carrd

I recently started using Carrd.co to quickly launch one-page websites, so that I can validate demand for new projects.

I test demand in two ways:

  1. I scrape email addresses send out invitations to sign up on the landing page. I measure open rates, click through rates and sign ups. If I can get more than 5% of total respondents to sign up from a cold email than an idea is promising.

  2. I measure organic search volume for landing page. Get search traffic on new landing pages is hard, but If I can generate a few sign ups, even with a crappy Google ranking, then I know I'm onto something.

Of the ideas I have been testing is a Q&A Site were people can ask financial advisers questions. The advisers answer questions so they can boost their own search profile.

I started of off with this one page site: Https://signup.wealthvillage.com

Once I confirmed strong demand, I built an MVP, also using Carrd (carrd is not intended for multi page sits, but I hacked it)

https://WealthVillage.com

What's Next

I am going to build V1 of WealthVillage and plan to reuse the code base from a previous project, a teacher community, collaboration plattform built in NextJS/Node JS. By reusing an existing project,I can get an version 1 up in weeks rather than months.

Want to join me?

I'm a Product/Marketing/Growth guy and I'm looking for a Cofounder/CTO for WealthVillage. If your interested, you've worked with NextJS/NodeJS please reach out. You can ping me on Dev.to or on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fountenberry/

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