They've put together a very comprehensive list of places to post your startup, and some will certainly be relevant to just side projects etc. Depending on what you're looking to showcase.
This will certainly be one source I'll look to, for what I launch my side project.
In addition, http://reddit.com/r/financialindependence does a weekly self-promotion thread which has been a nice little bump in traffic.
I will say that It's been a valuable exercise to e-mail every unsubscriber and ask why they left.
The number one reason people leave is because they don't want to get an e-mail every day. We now offer a weekly recap email because of this feedback, and I've actually had people return to the list who had previously left.
Sending an e-mail to someone is a privilege. Especially a daily e-mail. In my opinion our time/attention is one of the most precious things we have.
I want the reader to be able to read and comprehend the opportunity in under 30 seconds and leave feeling like the e-mail had a positive impact on their day.
If you're looking for any advice in specific, get in touch, I'm always happy to help :)
I'll give it a chance as-is but I wonder if weekly emails would be a nice option for some people.
We now have a weekly option! In one of our e-mails click "update my preferences" and then check "weekly".
Just email me - email@example.com, and we can post it for the list!
The most effective approach to actually getting customers is to build a reputation as a problem-solver within the specific, related niche communities and then offer the new tool as an alternative solution to problems. Most people posting HN front-page follow-up note how the wave of traffic doesn't typically convert well.
If it's Go related (written in Go or about Go), it's welcome at https://golangnews.com
That was posted over a year ago; since then, things have gotten even worse with regards to elitism and the fairness of the system (nowadays the name of the game is figuring out how to market your Product Hunt submission to your network of friends without explicitly asking for upvotes, unless you're famous/VC in which case you're allowed to be blatant). My original rant on the topic after the acquisition: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13080432
I've recently given up calling out the voting manipulation on Product Hunt because everyone calls me a buzzkill for doing so.
1. It was invitation-only when I tried to join it. No real complain here, it just didn't make sense for this kind of page and I don't like it.
2. Then a couple of projects of mine got to the front-page of HN and someone -- I am guessing an admin -- added them to Product Hunt with an email I never gave them which resulted in waves of SPAM.
I cannot stress the 2nd point enough. Imagine that you make a project, a random person re-publishes it in some network you were denied entering and now for every person who comments in there you get a low-quality email.
Edit: for clarity I hope
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Thanks for filling in the additional detail.
I mean, not complaining or anything but I did not expect a beta signup page to get hunted. Didn't find out until three weeks later when I tried to submit the product.
eg. one of these badges https://thenextweb.com/media/2015/02/02/want-get-product-hun...
It's like HN with tags and custom functionality. I use it mostly as bookmarking service about AI and Machine learning.
Example of custom tag, here is the tag: CommentsByHackernews -- http://tagly.azurewebsites.net/Item/Details?id=7febe5f0-fe64...
Fyi: Currently, i have never send an email to the ones who subscribed. So if you're interested : https://goo.gl/forms/obYXBzhIE14kZcM73
Edit: here's an IFTTT recipe to get an email when a new startup is posted. So far this has been my main interface with betalist https://ifttt.com/applets/13031p-email-me-when-a-new-startup...
1. Point at Infinity - https://discord.gg/F4jjKu7
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