How Product Hunt got their first 2000 users by doing things that don’t scale
“To test the idea from the get-go, especially as a non-technical founder, Ryan settled on a daily Email list and a Linkydink group. For those who haven’t heard of Linkydink, it’s a link-sharing tool created by Makeshift. You just create a group and invite people to share links with other contributors and subscribers. Each day, the collection of posts were sent to the subscribers to Product Hunt daily emails. The list started off with a couple of dozen influential people in the startup industry that Ryan personally knew. Seeding the email list with the right people, it soon grew to 170 subscribers and people started interacting with Ryan expressing how much they enjoyed the daily digests.”
A lot can be learned from reading how successful entrepreneurs grew their business in the early days.