How I accidentally got traffic of ~2k in 12 hours

Blog Details: Author: Viraj Chhajed Written on: 7th July 2021
 
We got our first paid customer! I was very happy woohoo! and as part of building in public, I shared it everywhere!
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I posted it in almost 5 subreddits, Indie hackers, Twitter and Product hunt etc.

And within no time I was #2 trending on Indie hackers!

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Well product hunt didn't go that well, I barely even got noticed there

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We were really trending on Reddit:
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After some time we were trending in 4 subreddits!
  • r/Sideprojects
  • r/SaaS
  • r/Entrepreneurs
  • r/Entrepreneurship
 
 
Someone even gave me a hugz award!
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I also got almost 30k impressions on Twitter for a single tweet!
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So why did we trend?

  • Because it was a genuine small win that I wanted to celebrate with my community! And people supported this!
  • I was building in public so I have been sharing all valuable updates and insights with people!
  • I was very helpful and active on all these sites. I gave around ~100+ replies that! I helped a lot of people!
  • I was very fast. My average response time was ~2 minutes. ( No wonder my screen time that day was ~13 hrs! )
  • My post was really engaging and short. It may feel like it's very simple but I had spent a lot of time on copywriting!
  • Bonus tip: It was an AMA! People love AMAs!
 

The best part:

It wasn't even a promotion! I just dropped a very little link to Basch and people clicked it out of curiosity!
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It was really cool feeling because at any point in time the active users on-site were ~6
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people were usually very supportive and found this very helpful!
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