October 21, 2023
Clickvote is on ProductHunt! Help me with an upvote if you can ❤️👇
I spent around 10 hours building a monitoring tool that lets you know when you are trending on GitHub (both for the main and language feeds).
I am a bit shocked that GitHub didn’t create it themselves or that nobody except for me built a tool like that. 🤦🏻♂️
I already got some nice comments about it, so I know it’s helpful!
I used Trigger.dev for the background jobs in NextJS (instead of opening another job server) 🚀
I used Novu to send the notifications. It helped me, especially because instead of sending two emails simultaneously (trending on the main feed / trending on typescript), I sent one digested email with both.
Last day, we put Novu for the first time on Product Hunt and got to be 1st of the day and 2nd of the week (900+ upvotes). I worked hard on this launch
Here is what we have done:
We created a product hunt video about Novu and added a riddle inside. To solve the riddle, you would have to go to http://novu.vote and solve it (we got 349 responses for that). We will create another live event from the responses to get more stars for Novu in the future.
We added another bonus inside HackSquad: answer the riddle in our Product Hunt video and get 2 points (298 people submitted it.)
We asked people to vote for us both in the HackSquad and Novu communities:
Our main goal was not to get 1st of the day but to be inside the Product Hunt newsletter, and we did it!
At the time of writing this,
We got 933 visitors to our website and around 4-5 booked calls.
Was it worth it? Will see.
Things I would change:
Incorporate some LinkedIn automation and ask for a connection for an upvote.
Make better incentives.
We started working hard to bring in contributors, stars, and forks.
Here is how we did it:
We promoted Clickvote over HackSquad (if you are not using Hacktoberfest to grow, you are missing an opportunity).
I added a ten tees incentive inside Clickvote to drive more contributors.
I used algora.io as another traffic source to bring more contributors.
We tried to create at least one issue every day with
good first issue and
hacktoberfest we realized many people are coming from websites like goodfirstissues.com; it’s important to add every day, so if you have multiple issues, split them between days so you can be on top of the aggregator.
We created a React dev listicle. Those always work and bring in a lot of traffic. I have also managed to add many of my friends! (so far 19,204 views), I will probably keep on producing them every week.
I am happy to help any founder/maintainer to find their growth.
Get more stars
Get more contributors
Get more visibility
Get more customers
I might give you some “aha!” moments. Who knows 🙇🏻♂️
See you next week!