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Probably already asked around here, but when did you felt confortable enough to dive into your business full-time?

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What is the best headless CMS, which can handle bigger file uploads (10mb/file and more), has good API and hopefully JS SDK, has decent pricing, and is user-friendly?

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What is the biggest challenge of working in a fully remote team? [SOLVED]

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Can you point me towards a cool JS framework that is lighter than react but heavier than vanilla javascript? [SOLVED]

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Where to store our company passwords? [SOLVED]

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Can I use 1 Paddle account for multiple products/apps?

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Is anyone using (or has used in the past) auth0 for authentication for their project?

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What is the percentage for most people’s landing page -> sign up page?

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Where do you deploy your backend apps?

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Does anyone know why ‘npm run develop’ is not refreshing when I change the CSS classes? [SOLVED]

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How do I know if my hacker news account was silently blocked? [SOLVED]

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What is the best way to create an email for my domain? [SOLVED]

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Should I just accept all of them?

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does anyone here have financial books for their business that they manage?

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How could I find out?

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What tool can you recommend to send thousands of cold emails per day?

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Did anyone have a similar setup?

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What do you guys think?

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Someone using Redis as main DB?

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Should I make this as info product and sell it at gumroad?

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When you create bots (twitter bots, Slack bots, etc) from where do you run them?

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How is it possible, that analytics tools like Simple Analytics bypass VPN and can know my location? [SOLVED]

18 replies

What do people recommend for privacy policy + cookie banner?

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Is there any tool available that generates site-maps by running the JS first?

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What is your conversion rate (from landing page visit to payed user)? [SOLVED]

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Has anyone here considered TikTok / Instagram reels as one of the main marketing channels for your SaaS?

17 replies

How do I insert a js snippet on a react application?

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But is it actually worse then - NO Product-Hunt launch at all?

17 replies

what do you suggest to manage cookie consents, terms and conditions, and privacy policy?

17 replies

Help me choose (or recommend an alternative) hero title?

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Would you consider this and look into it further or better decline now?

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How are you implementing logins in your website these days?

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How do you guys do it ?

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Any recommendation for a good dark mode for mac that basically makes everything (including browser) dark?

16 replies

As an entrepreneur do you have to provide a physical address where you live/operate?

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Does anyone know a cheap way to transcribe my podcast episodes?

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Does someone know a webservice which lets me connect an API and provides signups, billing, and user handling out of the box?

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Is there’s anyone here who knows what’s causing this?

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What tool should I use for that?

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How would I go about testing the set up?

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Is there a way to forward an old Twitter handle to a new one? [SOLVED]

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What’s everyone’s tech stack?

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What do you think?

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How do you guys manage your startup when you go for a vacation?

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What software do you use for your day-to-day SQL work?

14 replies

What is the best way to hire a market representative?

14 replies

Anyone tried that Twitter ads glitch by Edward Sturm?

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How can I deploy a python function with a requirements.txt file on digital ocean? [SOLVED]

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Is it something interesting to you guys?

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What is the best way to identify unique website users (without accounts) to make something similar like https://50hacks.co/ from Marc Lou ?

14 replies

What role is or would be your first hire?

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Have you ever developed and maintained a product white label for a customer?

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Has anyone here used an AI tool to generate illustrations?

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How do you get a broader reach? [SOLVED]

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What is your experience with affiliates so far? [SOLVED]

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Do you think this is a good idea?

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do you know good alternatives (besides paying)?

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Podcasters and listeners to podcasts here: what’s your take on podcasts on YouTube?

12 replies

Did you ever feel eye fatigue?

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What is the impact of SEO if some of the content in my page is scraped from some other source ? [SOLVED]

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Any good apps you can recommend?

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Is is worth it to go to industry fairs?

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Any advice on monetisation?

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When to Use GraphQL VS REST?

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Can someone recommend a knowledgebase tool - that’s good for SEO as well?

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How are you able to disconnect and take time off work?

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What do I tell this guy and what is reasonable to ask for?

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Does anyone know of a good opensource or oem accounting package or module that can easily be extended or integrated into an application?

12 replies

Anyone know where I can find this style images but in different colours?

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Anyone can recommend a good accountant in the US that can help us do the book keeping and all that is needed to create a company there?

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Can anyone recommend a good text2speech api at a good price? [SOLVED]

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Have you guys used a simple affiliate marketing or referral programe/system/app that you would recommend?

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Why are people coming to podsqueeze from google searching podsqueeze? [SOLVED]

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Does anybody here know a good & easy-to-use WYSIWYG HTML editor package for React?

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Is tailwind free or not? [SOLVED]

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Where do you publish your articles about indie hacking?

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What do you think?

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> How’re you doing?

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It seems that my MRR is stagnating… Is this normal?

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Do you see any potential in that?

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How can I make such a shape using CSS? [SOLVED]

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If you are implementing Export to CSV/JSON feature. What is the best approach?

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Q: What are ALL the tools you’re using to keep your hustle alive?

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Any recommendations for cost-effective drip email software? [SOLVED]

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I’m thinking of buying this monitor. Anyone have it?

10 replies

Is AppSumo Worth it?

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What do you use?

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Would you still make this possible or just answer ‘I’m sorry (Dave), I can’t do that ‘?

10 replies

What are your plans for your business in this upcoming holiday season along with BFCM?

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Is there any free or cheap API that gives us cool metrics about a given website? [SOLVED]

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Anyone here has experience as a fractional CTO?

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  1. creating a script and selling it (via gumroad?

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What would be a good way to share it?

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which price should I ask for a 1h session?

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I’m curious. Would you pay for the advice of a successful indie hacker/entrepreneur?

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Is it possible to use Paddle for 1-time payments (multiple times) for things like featuring something on my website?

10 replies

How can we get more events?

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What’re your thoughts on this?

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Can anyone recommend a payment service which works good for micro payments?

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Do you know someone personally or are you a part of a remote company and can connect me with people?

10 replies

Is anyone here using SendGrid payed plan?

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Hi. Do you know some app, which uses AI to generate tweet ideas, thread hooks, etc.?

9 replies

SEO: any ideas why blog entries don’t get shown with a description on Google search results?

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<https://www.youtube.com/watch?

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Is it better to have product documentation for users at subdomain http://docs.pagename.com|docs.pagename.com or rather at route http://pagename.com/docs|pagename.com/docs ?

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What software do you use to manage your windows in your big monitor? [SOLVED]

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Anyone bought the remarkable2 and using it?

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How did you get your first 10 customers?

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Anyone knows any SaaS that can help with SSH-ing into remote machines without having to open a port publicly ?

9 replies

How to edit video clips in the browser?

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I tried the add crazy spacing (looks ugly now) but it’s still being rejected. Any idea? [SOLVED]

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Why are people more willing to buy a course or a book for $20+ than joining a community or buying a logo for $10?

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Anyone here has released an app with LinkedIn integration? [SOLVED]

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How to name the blog, where you can find posts about making money, developing things, marketing, design and other similar stuff combined?

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What are non-tech business ideas you would be interested in pursuing?

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does anyone have any suggestions on what they think is the best one out there? [SOLVED]

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Should that top checkbox select all rows, that are currently found (280) or only rows, which are on current table page?

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Hey, what is your experience with firebase?

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As a freelancer how do you manage to get access to your client’s accounts?

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What is the normal churn rate of an email newsletter ?

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Anyone have more actionable resources on how to grow a faceless YouTube channel?

8 replies

To their wished release I can make about 60h. Would you still take it?

8 replies

Is it worth setting up a company in Singapore?

8 replies

Vercel Users: How do you avoid the risk of having an astronomic bill?

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How do I build share buttons that automatically fills up content ? [SOLVED]

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https://www.resource.so/explore/twitter What twitter tools do I miss there?

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What would you recommend ?

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How to move childnodes between parent nodes in a nosql db like firebase?

8 replies

What features do you miss on Twitter, that could be implemented with twitter tool?

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hi, i’m looking to create a (high quality) promo / demo video for a digital product, any advise on which tools/software are good for this?

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Can anybody refer a trusted accountant or a firm?

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Can one connect a NoCode tool like Bubble or Thunkable with a JSON coming from a REST endpoint? [SOLVED]

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Launching a podcast soon. What is your podcast tech stack? [SOLVED]

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do you have a knowledge base on your product?

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Hi people. So, how much do you care about exit pages in your analytics?

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Should the In App Purchase to unlock App Icon Changer act like you are buying each app icon, say $0.99USD or have the unlock be for the feature and allow you to pick any of the icons, for $3.99?

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Anyone know if there’s a legal way I can get a company to pay me money that is owed and refused to pay me?

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Any suggestions for consultants who focus on small SaaS businesses and can give customized, targeted advice?

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hey! Do you know an easy way to do an animation like this?

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Hey folks, I’m looking for early user feedback for my productivity extension Focus Turtle: <https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/focus-turtle/dbehoihdibjffmakffjllgijeemhchmh?

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What is the best way to upload an mp3 file from the browser? [SOLVED]

7 replies

Any suggestions how to monetise it?

7 replies

Has anyone generated anything using Dall-e, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion for something important rather than just fun?

7 replies

Currently looking in Chargebee and Gumroad. What are the others?

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Hi guys, do you have a recommendation for esay reviews/testemonials website or a plug in? [SOLVED]

7 replies

Is anyone using Ahrefs here?

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Do you guys plan and write marketing content on your own? [SOLVED]

7 replies

I got this prompt to day on Chrome Extension Store. What should I select?

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I am thinking on selling on Gumroad. Any one has experience with that?

7 replies

What would be the best length for the trial period of my SaaS?

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Any ideas why DigitalOcean functions keeps throwing ‘Make sure to install the ‘google-cloud-firestore’ module’?

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Anyone knows how to solve this npm issue? [SOLVED]

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So, what’s your opinions/experience of Discord?

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Any thoughts / suggestions of what I should ask her, find out from her during the call?

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To all the athletes, runners Piotr Bryla Pere Ayats Luca Restagno (ikoichi on Twitter) and people with external activities - how do you manage your time?

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Can you recommend a good CMS for Firebase RealDB?

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How much planning is too much planning?

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How did you validate or know that your startup idea is worth pursuing?

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Someone on X got a message with $0.01 on PayPal and said it was creepy. What do you think?

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Anyone used Gatsby with Netlify or Vercel ?

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Can you recommend a good and easy to use time tracker? [SOLVED]

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Do you think I should create another podcast only to share my interviews?

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How do you guys do something like that?

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Hey there stripe users What is the best way to create a stripe payment link and then connect that user with a slack user id? [SOLVED]

6 replies

Is marketing a science or just luck?

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Is there a best time to tweet when you have a small following? [SOLVED]

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Anybody you would recommend?

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What are the best places to host your own newsletter? [SOLVED]

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Do you write your own for these pages, or are templates generally available ?

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Anyone has some tips to post on Indie Hackers?

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Is there anything that I can add to this example file (ie it’s link, as I can’t change any code) to trigger a browser to download the file instead of just open it?

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Do you think it’s worth launching Userdesk on PH?

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Do you think I should create a twitter account for the wbe space?

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What are your opinions about comparison marketing?

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Is it some kind of an attack or exploit?

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Luca Restagno (ikoichi on Twitter) and everyone else using Hivoe: what’s your typical response rate for the welcome message?

6 replies

Do you know which icon is being used by Chrome Apps when installed on macOS?

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Does anyone of you use an affiliate network to promote your SaaS?

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Any communities out there I could join?

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Do you know if it is possible to measure returning users with Splitbee?

6 replies

Any tips on how to properly render heavy and long lists in React?

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How to get messages from a telegram channel using the API? [SOLVED]

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What can I do to precent her from doing it?

6 replies

So, what is better?

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I never posted on Indie Hackers and wanted to fix it. Do you have any tips for posting on IH? [SOLVED]

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Do you know anyone competent or how to find a good professional in these areas?

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SaaS developers, if you notice that there is a bug that has affected several users, how do you deal with information about the fix?

6 replies

Question for the PH Experts here

How do I prepare the crowd for my PH launch?

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do you know an easy to integrate (in Next.js) tool to manage a changelog / product updates, possibly with a widget to integrate in the page?

6 replies

Is there any service or way to automatically find out whether the user (email ID) has done the sharing yet?

6 replies

Anyone making revenue from a blog-type website?

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anyone know what the issue is or how to fix it?

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Anyone interested in participating?

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Hey guys, curious to know if anyone has been using LinkedIn actively to get inbound traffic for their product ?

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If you were to start over with your startup, what’s one thing you’d do differently?

6 replies

What software can I use with Mac Big Sur to blur the background of my built-in webcam with any video recorder or streamer?

5 replies

So what’s the verdict on Substack notes?

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Hey. Do you know some good looking developer blogs? [SOLVED]

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Do you ask customers to follow you on your personal Twitter?

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Is anyone here writing online or sharing updates on their progress consistently that would be interested in being an accountability buddy?

5 replies

Anyone know how to circumvent the max token amount from GPT-3 API?

5 replies

Anyone here taking Midjourney subscription ?

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Looking for great podcast episodes. No matter what topic. Any recommendations?

5 replies

What is a good logger to use with NodeJS ?

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Is there anyone who has JungleScout and wouldn’t mind running a query on this listing?

5 replies

Did you notice an increase of followers since then?

5 replies

Is it scalable to use Next.js with JSON files as Database?

5 replies

Do you know any SEO Products from Indie Makers?

5 replies

Can your product be included in one of our networking games?

5 replies

How would you realistically measure the max MRR Podsqueeze (or any other SaaS) can reach?

5 replies

What’re your main goals this week?

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What do you think of accelerators?

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Anybody worked with it?

5 replies

Can you recommend a proper Macbook dongle? [SOLVED]

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What’re your goals this week?

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Does anyone know where to find a stock video that looks like a living room with a fireplace and a burning fire? [SOLVED]

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And what are the plugins that can do it fast ?

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Solo-entrepreneurs, how do you prospect early users for your ideas and product?

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Do you promote your blog articles?

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How do you manage all your thoughts and ideas? [SOLVED]

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Where would you host a spreadsheet with the following requirements?

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How do you send emails to customers?

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How many of you see a value proposition here?

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Is it worth it paying for twitter blue?

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Why do you want to be an entrepreneur?

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Sunday thought going into Monday - How did you find your first mentor?

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Does anyone have a Product Hunt launch checklist?

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What are the most productive months in the USA?

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How do you write automatic emails from your SaaS projects: as yourself (a person) or as “we” (fictional team of the project)?

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Any suggestions for podcasts related to marketing topics?

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How do you deal with copycats?

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Any tips/examples?

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Would you trust a community server to deploy your app analytics?

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My simple doubt is, do you think it’s worth posting articles on platforms like IH during the holidays?

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I’d be grateful if you can fill this short survey. Shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes?

4 replies

Anyone here using Mastodon?

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Shall we create a community for our SaaS?

4 replies

Anyone has Macbook Air M1 and some docking station to connect 2-3 monitors?

4 replies

Anyone has experience with Netlify CMS (now Decap CMS)?

4 replies

Anyone has experience with Azure App Service?

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As a freelancer do you bill the time you take to learn and figure things out?

4 replies

What’s your current biggest struggle when it comes to your startup?

4 replies

What are your thoughts one getting competitors sponsored slots in my podcast?

4 replies

Is it possible to implement that on Stripe?

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What can I do?

4 replies

What’s the best place to build a landing page for a Substack newsletter?

4 replies

What to look for when hiring a freelance developer? [SOLVED]

4 replies

Has anyone used Twilio for sending SMS messages?

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Is it normal to have a time gap before users commit to pay for you SaaS?

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Do I miss something?

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I spend a lot of time reading about incorporation. C Corp vs LLC, Delaware vs NY, Stripe Atlas / Clerky vs something local. For the sake of simplicity I’m currently leaning towards using a NY local agent to register my LLC in NY. Anybody thinking this is a stupid idea?

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Anyone building anything interesting with LangChain library?

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What do people use for analytics?

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How do you guys find trusted contractors?

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Hi folks! Would anyone here be connected to a litigator or e-discovery counsel?

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What is the language that I need to use to format a Product Hunt Discussion?

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What do you use for your in app chat?

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Any idea how this can be tackled at scale?

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What would you choose for payments?

3 replies

Anyone know how to correctly fetch few or better all replies to certain tweet with Twitter API?

3 replies

Has anyone launched a newsletter on Product Hunt?

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Hi All! Is there anyone here who is really good at writing cold emails who could share some tips or recommend any webinars?

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How important is the android package name and can I change it?

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Hey folks!

Do you know any good bookmark manager for Chrome?

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Hello. What is the beast approach to build url shortener like this?

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I’m working on new design for https://www.resource.so/ Do you like pure black more or should I stick with current design?

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Is it flowing for you from one image to next ?

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• Does ChatGPT use the Davinci open AI model for text completion or something else?

3 replies

Is it possible to co-own a PH page?

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Has anyone experience in creating an affiliate program for your SaaS?

3 replies

Has anyone bought IG followers?

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Does my app need to be approved by apple for me to be able to test the subscriptions?

3 replies

Anyone ever used a startups/business coach before?

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When to use local vs session storage?

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  1. Is that sth. you would possibly pay for or know people who would?

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With DaisyUI how do you add a dropdown to a text input, as in when the text input is activated the dropdown activates ?

3 replies

Is there a way to implement column level policy in Supabase?

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What are the channels that brought you the best results in the short/mid term?

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Would it make sense to have agents for Indie Makers?

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Anyone recommends and used a startup submit service for lower tier directories (so not PH for example)?

3 replies

Anyone really tried Fiverr, Upwork or some different platform to offer their services as Freelancers?

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Out of curiosity from fellow builders, how have YOU validated your product and/or business? [SOLVED]

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Anyone knows why I get an error while trying to subscribe to the app? [SOLVED]

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Does anyone know any minimalistic SaaS start page examples?

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Is there something with relevant data? [SOLVED]

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Does anyone know a good platform for publishing indie music?

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Looking to add an affiliate program with https://www.rewardful.com/ but also https://tolt.io/ looks good any tips?

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Looking for an advice

What are the best websites where you can submit your product?

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did anyone published in appsumo?

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Is there any multiselect option in tally? [SOLVED]

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Or is it so, that you need to pay whenever other people are involved in your scheduling? [SOLVED]

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Does anyone have experience with tensorflow lite?

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Is there any ‘doodle’ like service that allows for the participants to pick the date and the time on all the days they are available?

2 replies

Does anyone have experience with the serverless framework in combination with api gateway?

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Does anyone know how the Gumroad reviews worked?

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Does it make sense to reach out and see if there is the possiblity of cross marketing, so they mention my product in scenarios where it makes sense and I mention theirs?

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Which format do you usually prefer?

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Where can I find info about setting up a company with multiple co-founders across countries?

2 replies

Anyone have any experience building no-code products?

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My blue check is up for renewal on Twitter. Not sure it’s worth it. What does everyone else think?

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Is there a service where I can easily have people writing content to my blog and share the profit with them?

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Anyone used Supabase (for more than just toying with it)?

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Do you use marketing funnels for your products or services?

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Are there newsletter databases that offer insights about finding the right newsletters for advertising your product?

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Is there a central place to find what others are working on?

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Does some have experience with using Linkedin sales navigator or Dux-soup to find customers?

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As small business owners, what do you think they’d want to learn about?

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How can I take the most from a conference as a sponsor?

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What do you think is the better usage for the name?

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What’s the best CRM and cold email outreach tool you’ve used so far?

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Hi guys, does someone have experience in preparing workshops for companies?

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What do you use to send product update emails?

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Any suggestions?

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Could you give me your opinion if this makes it better?

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Hello everyone! Anyone knows how to setup Stripe for the following context?

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What is your hiring process?

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What service shall I use for mp3 or mp4 storage?

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Do you guys think it would be a good idea to use a crowd funding platform to finance the building of a mobile application?

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Has anyone sold a product to a retail store for resale?

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Why are there certain twitter posts that include images that perform really bad?

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How can I report a security problem to Twitter?

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Any feedback on which one should I start of with or any other better way to put the pricing?

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How would your approach/ your next steps be?

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Are there any slack directories where I can add the community? [SOLVED]

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Do you know of any service that has this kind of pricing?

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Also, Tiago Ferreira what tool are you using for your cold email outreach?

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Anyone tried creating a custom gpt?

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So is it worth targetting these to get maybe possible 2nd or 3rd result on the page?

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Anyone here doing this or have experience?

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Who are the people in the SaaS space that you enjoy following?

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Do you know some of them and have experience?

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Anyone that can help?

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Anyone here has experience with firebase auth in react?

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Shall I take this seriously?

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Can you recommend an API to dynamical make videos given an audio input?

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Does anyone have a recommendation on a Document AI that can capture data from scanned documents?