Marketing Is Scary for a Solo Developer

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  • Video-Hub-App

    Official repository for Video Hub App

    Marketing is hard. I have a personal charityware project Video Hub App that I've tried to promote. The most sensible place seems like Reddit, but even when posting to a fitting subreddit, my posts sometimes get taken down because you're not allowed to "self promote". Which means there is almost no avenue I can find.

    I had success with my first post of the app on HN, but it feels rude to re-post it to HN often. It's been 3+ years and I've had over 3,600 purchases, but I still don't know how to share my app (paying for ads is not an option I want to consider).

    https://videohubapp.com/ & MIT open source https://github.com/whyboris/Video-Hub-App

  • Kreya

    Kreya is a gRPC GUI client with innovative features for environments, authorizations and more.

    Man this hits home... We have similar marketing problems with our product (https://kreya.app), even though we think it is much better than competing products.

    Our "marketing attemps" such as using Show HN (never reached the front page) or publishing blog posts didn't amount to much. Posting on reddit did gain us some traffic, but that went over pretty quickly.

    We currently rely on organic traffic, but growing this way is just soooo slow.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • By the way, I made one for Telegram, if you use that:

    https://gitlab.com/stavros/hn-reply-bot

    I posted it but not many people seem to use Telegram, or find it useful?

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