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600 Upvotes later: the Story of our Product Hunt Launch.

<i>You’ve already been told Product Hunt is a great way to promote or launch your product. We have proof it’s true now!</i><p>Three weeks ago, we launched</b> …

Best practices for coming soon launch pages

A coming soon landing page is a sign up landing page designed to generate customer leads for a product or business that does not yet exist.<p><i>A great</i> …

Slides: Robinhood has 300K Signups for Product that isn't Available Yet - Here's How

This is a quick analysis of the wait list process for Robinhood.com. They currently have over 300,000 people on a wait list for a stock brokerage …

Launch like a PRO: 8 Hacks for Building Your Audience

<i>Be sure to check out the video for plenty more hidden marketing gems!</i><p>Let’s start things off with a quote (because who doesn’t love a good …

You May Have an Awesome Product, But It Won't Mean Much Without a Marketing Plan

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last week, I wrote about minimum viable products, and that it is important for it to actually be <i>viable</i>. Viability, as I explained, means the ability to live. To be viable, the product needs to have enough hooks and feedback …

Marketing

How Coursera Cracked The Chinese Market

Dhawal Shah Contributor<p>Dhawal Shah is founder and CEO of Class Central.<p>Coursera announced in July that they crossed 1 million registrations as China became their second largest market, overtaking India. Most U.S. consumer Internet companies have a hard time breaking into China.<p>Cultural differences …

China

An early-stage founder’s quick & dirty guide to growth

Growth is what founders and investors alike are constantly searching for. Growth enables startups to quickly create tremendous value in the market. Without growth you’re dead in the water. But according to Paul Graham, there’s a silver lining: “…if you get growth, everything else tends to fall into …

Waitlisted

Waitlisted - Increase email signups with gamification. (Web App, Email, and Tech) Read the opinion of 38 influencers. Discover 6 alternatives like …

The World's Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spoken

This beautifully illustrated infographic (above), designed by South China Morning Post’s graphics director Alberto Lucas Lopéz, shows the most spoken …

How Can Reddit Solve its Growth Problem?

Reddit has been undergoing a lot of turmoil lately. CEO Ellen Pao resigned ostensibly because she felt she couldn’t deliver the growth numbers the …

LaunchKit Makes Building Landing Pages For Mobile Apps Ridiculously Easy

Over the last few months, the LaunchKit team has released a number of tools that make it easier for app developers to launch their apps. The LaunchKit lineup now includes a review monitor, a screenshotting tool to make submitting apps to mobile stores easier, and a service for monitoring app sales. …

Mobile app growth framework

I am fond of systems thinking and system dynamics, so I tend to present any business or ecosystem as a systems map outlining key feedback loops. This …

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the front page of the internet

A while back I asked whether people would be interested in reading about the stories behind the launches of well-known startups. People seemed to …

Making Product Hunt

<i>The Product Hunt story told in tweets, photos, and emails.</i><p>Product Hunt began as an email-first experiment less than a year ago. Since then, nine …

Startups

Roadmap To Test Your Value Proposition

Product Management

18 Incredibly Useful Market Research Tools

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You may have heard it said that understanding your audience on social media is one of the keys to success with social media marketing. (We may have even said it ourselves a time or two!)<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, …

Building Community Starts with Understanding People

Product builders often institute the wrong motivators, assuming money or other rewards will bring users back. In this post, Nir describes a core part …

Growth vs. Profit: What Should Rising Startups Focus On First?

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>This really is not a simple question to answer. There are so many nuances that go into assessing the right answer:<p>What is going on with the economy?<br>• How liquid …

The 27 Metrics in Pinterest’s Internal Growth Dashboard

One question I often get asked by people starting out on growth is “what metrics should be in my growth dashboard?”. I’ve written before about what …

5 Growth Hacks to Supercharge your Invite or Referral System

When was the last time you referred your friends or invited co-workers into an app after you just signed-up for the free trial?When was the last time …

How to Start a Startup: Lesson's from Facebook's VP of Growth

<i>Before he was the VP of Growth at Facebook, Alex Schultz was one of the few people in the world who transitioned from a career in physics to</i> …

Social Media

5 Metrics Every Marketer Should be Watching

You can always rely on Einstein to give good quote. One of his most famous quotes accurately sums up the biggest challenge of digital marketing measurement: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”<p>The internet has given marketers many things, one …

How We Drove 10K Unique Visitors to a New Product in a Month

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Using only a handful of tactics, we recently were able to get 10,000 people to check out our product. Here is how we did it.<p>As I was wrapping up the sale of the Prosperio platform, I was anxious to sink my teeth into a new …

Marketing

Set your startup up for success with this launch formula

I’ve barely been awake for 20-minutes and I’ve already been bombarded with an updated Twitter newsfeed of 140-character mind-regurgitations from no …

How to Grow Your Business While Still Running It

Delegating authority is great for growth, but it's not always realistic for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Here's a viable alternative.<p>One of the most pernicious business myths is that all entrepreneurs have to do to grow their businesses is to delegate their day-to-day operations in favor of …

Small Business

How Roomi advanced their business in 140 characters or less

If you ask entrepreneur Ajay Yadav about any given stage in developing his app, chances are, he’ll mention Twitter as an important tool to his …

5 Ways to Get Your First Customer

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you know the difference between a startup idea and a startup company?<p>Paying customers.<p>I’m not talking about the .1 percent of big-name startups that raise millions of dollars in venture capital and build up a user base of …

Entrepreneurship

Brilliant Management Advice From Google's Former CEO On How To Build A $300 Billion Company

At least that's the argument that Google's Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg make in "How Google Works."<p>In the book, executive chairman and former CEO Schmidt and former SVP of product Rosenberg outline what they learned while building Google into a company now worth hundreds of billions of …

How to Win Anyone’s Attention

The average person now consumes twelve hours of media, checks their phone close to 110 times and sees an estimated 5,000 marketing messages each day. …