Oleks
Hey-ho! Newbie here. Just about to launch my first micro saas . Simple landing page is ready, now will go through the dull process of submitting it everywhere. Question tho to more experienced microfounders: Is it a good idea to submit my landing page everywhere even through it only has an email capture form?
(Thank you Rauno for the microfounders site and community, it has inspired me to start this project :slightly_smiling_face: )
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Oleks
This project is exiting for me because I decided to use brand new shiny stack for it ( nuxt.js, adonisjs and tailwind), and not host it on a regular DO droplet, but use and forget about sshing and setting up everything manually.
Rauno
Hey Oleksii, nice landing page!

You can definitely try submitting it to different places (not sure what sites you have in mind exactly) but don’t be sad when not too many people subscribe their email (can be hard to get noticed/upvotes on Reddit/HN/etc with a landing page)

But seeing the feature list you plan, it seems like a very interesting/useful/necessary tool and I’m sure many people would be interested in it (I mean, Julien is making $11k+ now with NotionForms)
Rauno
One thing that comes to my mind now is this: I know that Julien got some initial traction from Notion groups (FB, Reddit, etc) with the MVP + also SEO started to work almost from the beginning (good domain + first backlinks from these FB etc groups)

What if you could build some mini-apps or initial versions of these functionalities and post these to Notion groups on Reddit etc. These could be free (in the beginning at least) and would have much higher chance to get noticed and upvoted.

Each of the functionality could have a separate subpage on your site which starts to be indexed by Google.

Also see how Julien describes the built-in “virality”. You could do the same but not just with forms, but with other functionality as well
Oleks
I appreciate your advices! I have actually already started on writing first articles and building free tool.
One thing that I’m willing to try is to post on BetaList and BetaPage and see how that converts, to get that first batch of users ( yep, expensive but worth a shot )
Rauno
Oh didn’t know it costs, how much is it?
Oleks
Hm…Can’t seem to find prices anymore for the Betalist, but last time it was around 399 EUR…
Oleks
Here we go :slightly_smiling_face:
Rauno
Cool, didn’t know that. If you go that route, would be fun to hear back here how it went!
Oleks
Will report back here as soon as I submit to Betalist :slightly_smiling_face:
Borislav
nice landing page!

good tip for , first time hearing for them but this seems perfect for static website

what did you use for newsletter signup?
Oleks
sorry just saw your message :disappointed: Thank you! is perfect for static websites indeed. I quickly coded my own solution, as I don’t really trust any of those form APIs
Oleks
Folks, I really really need your *help and feedback.* As my first step in marketing I decided to build a free tool. Could you please take a look at the page and tell me what do you think about the page itself and my idea ?


;)
Rauno
I like that you put the “use a demo page” link and it very seamlessly demoed the functionality!

I’d say post it to /r/notion and see what happens :smile:
Rauno
I just realized there’s 221k members in /r/notion! Wow!
Rauno
Maybe it could be useful/fun to add something about yourself when you post to Reddit or elsewhere. Like you’re a solo dev building NotionHero which is a set of tools that will extend Notion’s functionality, etc.
Rauno
I guess subreddits are different but users and mods tend to take these things very quickly as “self promotion” and “spam” so one thing that may help is to be more personal.

Can’t find it now but there was this nice example somewhere. Two posts. One was a painting (drawing) and another one was the same painting but they took a photo while the person hold it in their hands (so you can see the person who did this etc). Not saying you’d need to take a photo or anything but just wanted to point out the “personal” aspect you know
Oleks
thank you for the advice. On contrary I was afraid that if I mention my main product people might treat it as self promotion. I will then try to give some intro about myself, 1-2 sentences and see how users will perceive this.
Rauno
yeah i see what you mean. just my personal opinion but when I’d see two reddit posts:

1. hey here’s a free notion tool, use it
2. hey i’m a solo dev building a set of notion tools and here’s my first mini-tool for free. happy to hear your feedback how to improve or what you’d see as a useful extension for your current notion workflow. i’m a X years old solo dev from Y who is currently working as a engineer but looking to build small internet startups for extra money or eventually going full time
then the second would be so much more personal and easier to resonate with. i mean the whole internet wants something from you. “here my tool, use it and pay for it” etc. our brains basically filter them out automatically these days :smile:
Oleks
Oh boy
Oleks
Here we go
Oleks
used your template for the post, thank you for writing it :heart: