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Andrey  Azimov @AndreyAzimov
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Here are my favorite examples of ✅ idea validations.

How founders shared their 💡 ideas and resonate with people before they even started to build a product.

Examples in this thread 👇
@Dropbox by @drewhouston 2008

A demo video (4 mins)

- Beta waiting list went from 5,000 people to 75,000 people overnight

@Buffer by @joelgascoigne 2013

A landing page

- 120 signups in 7 weeks
- 50 of them started using the product when it launched
- 1 started paying 3 days after launch

The page wasn’t optimizing for of signups. The goal was to learn as much as It possibly by talking them.
@TryGhost by @JohnONolan 2013

A blog post

- 250,000 pageviews in 1 week
- 30,000 email subscribers in 3 months
- $300,000 via Kickstarter (initial goal was $30,000)
@ProductHunt by @rrhoover 2013

An email list + shared it on Twitter

- Got a few hundred subscribers initially
@NomadList by @levelsio 2014

A spreadsheet of 10 places + shared it on Twitter

- People started to share it viral on Reddit
- 200 records in 1 week
@wipchat by @marckohlbrugge 2017

A telegram chat + shared it on Twitter

- 500 members in 2 days
CleanShot by @lukaszmtw 2018

A video demo + shared it on Twitter

- 700 likes + 70 RTs by @bentossell

Sent the email to people who subscribed to his previous product in the same domain (but that product failed).

- Sent to: 1,112
- Opened: 520
- Clicked: 156
- Paid: 15 by @Booligoosh 2018

Landing page + share it Hacker News

- 300 upvotes (was in a front page for a couple of days)
- 350 people subscribed for beta
What patterns could we see here?

- The idea was clear and well described
- Almost all of them got some audience. Joel, for example, got 1700 Twitter follower back then)
- If you don’t have any audience you can still post on HN or other and it could go viral. No excuses :)
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