Also, why is nobody focusing on unsuccessful “growth strategies”? I’ve often learned more from people who failed at something and told me 10 things to be aware of vs. someone who succeeded and didn’t recognize the role luck played in their success.
It links to a post by a Roger Swannell, which is actually empty besides a link to a deleted IndieHackers post by Danny Postma.
The summary said they made $15875 in 48h with the 'LandingFolio' product, but checking out the archived page  you'll see that they boast the exact same figure for a completely different project: Headlime - a "ProductHunt headline generator", if anything could be more self-accusatory...
Looks like both this site and IndieHackers are being owned by online marketing folks from Bali. And I get the feeling this site itself is an attempt at building a mailing list. Kinda depressing.
This site is owned by me and I ain't no marketing folks from Bali. I just like to curates articles like this for other founders to learn from.
And no, not depressing at all. I'm having a lot of fun doing this. :)
The Indiehacker post was about the revenue for Headlime. I've taken the post down since 9 companies decided to steal my content based on the post..
Note that the article at https://www.growthunt.com/record/recs0zRzWCwBB1AB1/from-laun... is still up with a reference to Landingfolio as of now.
Also, some categories are overlapping (AppSumo & Lifetime deals, for example, isn't AppSumo a lifetime deals website)?
I think law of diminishing returns hits after around 20 units, because you still will buy something with issues, there are no units without some kind of issues. The same with going through all those articles. Summary would help or just not going through all of them.
It's either about growing thunts or about growth of unts.
Names made out of two words overlapping with a single letter are next to impossible to pull off. They are confusing at best and comical at worst. They might be memorable because of that, but ultimately they leave a negative impression.
... leading to:
"Hi, we created plugin for generating ads in Photoshop"
... after faking a video to make it look like this what had been done.
If this is the kind of crap that goes on to 'create a business', damn glad I'm not involved with it.
> Showing a “fake” video is powerful for sharing a vision and testing if there is a need for a solution. On the other hand, if the video is too ambitious, people will take it as a norm and will base their expectations on the video. If the real product doesn’t match the video afterward, they will probably be unsatisfied because the product is incomplete.
> This thing happened to me when I had a call with a user during beta testing. She expected that the complete product should work as it was on the video.
On one hand, it's nice to be able to gauge the interest of something before going ahead and building it, but it is borderline fraud if you show something that is not the real thing, and launch something that doesn't work the same way. That's just selling smoke and mirrors.
To get to the front page, you only need 5 or 6 upvotes, within the first five to ten minutes
edit: A quote of dang that evokes great irony given the source:
Articles that try to make a system out of how they succeeded on HN always miss this point.
So yeah. Plenty of people needed it :)
E.g. growthree is more grokkable than growthunt.
So if you're interested in the strategies used, there is also a link to the main article.