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My non-dev side project got me 700 subscribers & 4000+ traffic

karthik2206
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Hey everyone,

As a non-techie turned techie turned entrepreneur, I like to write about my experiences. When I started sharing them with my friends, they seemed to like it (surprisingly :P).

My effort

So, I started to do this more regularly and also in a more structured fashion. I put together a quick website and named these reports: "No-VC Reports".

Then, I wrote:
πŸ“ƒ An article
⏲️ Each week
πŸ—“οΈ For 6 months

The launch

After all that hard work, I launched it on Product Hunt, which got me:
πŸ“ˆ 700+ new subscribers
πŸ‘‘ #5 Product of the day on @ProductHunt
🚦 ~4000 new users to the website

Lessons

I am sure a lot of you work on side-projects. I just wanted to share what I learnt so that you can maybe imbibe it into your project launches too!

So, I have summarised it in my tweet thread. Do let me know in case of any question! Happy to answer them :).

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Gautham Vijayan

I really like how you have progressed for the last 6 months. Congratulations on what you have achieved till now and I hope you achieve more!

I think there is a small typo error in the starting of Lessons' Paragraph. I think the correct sentence must be

" I am sure a lot of people work on many side-projects . I just wanted to share what I have learnt so that you can maybe imbibe it into your project launches too!"

I think you missed some think at start, So it feels off.

Thank you!

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karthik2206 Author

Hey Gautham, thanks for the kind words and also for the heads up - yes a glaring typo there. Missed it in my proofread too :(.

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Gautham Vijayan • Edited

Your welcome! I have also included your website splash in my free illustration websites list article. Check it out.

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karthik2206 Author

Thanks Gautham - that's a great article and really appreciate the inclusion of Scale :). Do share it with others you think might find it useful!

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Gautham Vijayan

Thank you for appreciating my article. Can you tell me some ways to share my content like you do?

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karthik2206 Author

For sure! Would you mind reaching out to me on karthik (at) Flexiple (dot) com?

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Gautham Vijayan

Mail you or chat with you?