The Localancers growth story: A great product for freelancers on Product Hunt

I met Margarit  a year ago at one of the events I am organizing – Bulgaria Web summit.  He was invited as the official photographer. It turned out that he was good at that, but he is also a startup guy and an entrepreneur as well.

A few days ago he asked me if I could push his latest product – Localancers to Product Hunt and of course I said yes, but this time I chose a different strategy – not the same as JSBlocks, because Localancers is a paid product.

The idea

So we came up with the idea to have a special  non-official “promotion” just for product hunters with a popup like this one:

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There are a few elements that actually helped for the great success of the campaign:

  • Personalized greeting – we know you are coming from product hunt, you rock
  • Get one year for free offer and
  • The option whether to subscribe immediately or to visit the website to learn more – we gave them the choice to decide what to do, without pushing them to register directly

 

Follow up

I came up with the idea to nurture those guys a bit. It’s not a big secret that the most of the PH users are signing up for the sport, so we needed to provoke interest and to make them stay and then later to convert them :)

We have send them an e-mail with useful resources for freelancers and an idea how they can help their friends.

Some numbers

Votes: 245

Comments: 21 – some of them with nice feedback

Visits: ~1500

Profiles created: 150 (That’s 10% conversion rate) This could have been more, but it seems we had a small technical issue and sometimes the promo-code wasn’t recognized by the system.

OpenRate: 63% open rate of the follow up e-mail and 16% CTR

Stay tuned for more :)

A surprise

Click here to register for free, using the secret product hunt promotion. It’s still on, but just for a few more days.

A small growth hacking example for JSblocks

A week ago I got an email from a fellow Bulgarian, Antonio Stoilkov, asking if I could help to spread the word about a very great Java Script framework he developed in the last 2 years.

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He asked me to push it to Product Hunt, because I have submitted similar products in the past. So I looked at the webpage and I really liked the project. I decided that I could do more than just hit the product hunt submit button.

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Some thoughts about my #GrowthHacking Workshop for @StartupYard

Yesterday I had a growth hacking workshop for Startup Yard accelerator’s startups. Actually It was held in the Node5’s open space and I’ve noticed some other folks eavesdropping and even occasionally shaking heads in agreement.

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I was there like 30 min earlier and I was a bit nervous, because I prepared the slides (as usually) in the few hours before the event and I was not sure if I would be able to talk smoothly.

Continue reading Some thoughts about my #GrowthHacking Workshop for @StartupYard

My out-of-office auto responder :)

Hello,
I will be out of the office from 2/20 thru 3/8 – returning to my desk on 3/9.
If you have questions about life, ask Deep Thought.
If you have an emergency, dial 0118-911-881-911-119-7253. (yes, really)

If you wish to speak to an operator say ‘zero’. (In Bulgarian)
If you know the whereabouts of known terrorists, contact Jeff Dunham immediately.

If you know who shot J.R., contact the Dallas Police Department.
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, call …. Chuck Norris
If he is busy counting to infinity for the third time then call  A-Team

Have fun,
Bogomil Shopov

 

P.S I have hacked on of the messages here, but mine is funnier.