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Scott's Adviceโ€‹

What Went Well:โ€‹

  1. Live Launch โ€” capitalized on the live audience at Troy DEMO, using QR codes to facilitate immediate upvotes.
  2. Active Promotion โ€” aggressively promoted your product across multiple social media platforms from the start to the end of the day.
  3. Engagement โ€” actively monitored and responded to comments on ProductHunt, even engaging with the platform's founder.
  4. Prepared Assets โ€” had all necessary promotional materials, like videos and banners, ready beforehand.

Areas for Improvement:โ€‹

  1. Audience Familiarity โ€” Many people who scanned the QR code weren't ProductHunt users, limiting the number of upvotes you could get.
  2. Timing โ€” The launch coincided with a busy academic period, reducing engagement.
  3. Presentation Glitch โ€” A mistake in the final slide of the pitch impacted your ranking and potential upvotes.
  4. Last-Minute Prep โ€” Preparation started too late, limiting your ability to build anticipation.
  5. Strategic Timing โ€” didn't consider the optimal time of the month for launching, missing out on potential accolades like Product of the Day or Month.
  6. Lack of Research โ€” didn't sufficiently study successful launches or understand how "hunters" on the platform behave.
  7. Competition โ€” The competitors launching on the same day can affect the ranking, something the team should have considered.

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