Congrats @prerakdongaonkar-1011 @murtaza-1255 @michael-543 🙌
Remote Work Experience
I have worked remotely on and off. For some time, back in 2014, I was freelancing and taking up remote projects. During the first half of 2019, I was working as a remote co-founder.
@hrishikesh Thanks a lot! 😀
I have worked remotely for almost 8 months now, with 6 months in the US and 2 months in India!
Looks like a great plan. Are you also planning to launch elsewhere, apart from PH that is?
Also, I think the most important part about PH is to get featured on the homepage. If you stuck in the "newest" section, there's not much you can do.
A popular hunter should help you do that. Some users have the power to hunt you on the homepage directly.
I've also seen/read that the PH team manually moves the products from "newest" to "featured" many times. So it also helps to reach out to the PH team (through chat) so that your product gets noticed generally.
When are you planning to launch?
Thanks for the reply!
I was thinking of just doing a ProductHunt launch for now and promoting it through forums and Twitter. Are there are any other places you'd recommend?
Yeah, I heard that too about popular hunters! I asked @ModernAfflatus to hunt me and he's happy to do it. Do you also recommend chatting to PH team (what should I say?)?I was planning to do it today, but there was some work for Calbot I needed to do, so will probably do next Thursday. I wanted to share an update on Calbot here too since we launched on remote.tools last year :)
There's an air of mystery about Taras 😮. They haven't filled their profile yet.
So there's BetaList & Betapage which are quite similar to PH. But the traffic spike isn't great.
You can submit to these websites & other startup directories to just give your domain authority a bump.
In terms of launch, other good channels are HN (Show HN) & Reddit (sub reddits like r/sideProject & r/InternetIsBeautiful). But their rules are quite strict, so you might need to spend some time contributing to the forum first.
For PH, yes I feel chatting to the PH team before launch might help. There's no sure way of knowing it though. You can just ping them & ask for general feedback once you schedule your launch. And on launch day, if it doesn't get featured in an hour or so, you can ping them again asking if there's anything you could do to get it featured.
So much good stuff here! Thank you very much - will do these things before launch!
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Congrats @lorrainelee-1257 @andrew 🙌
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SnapFIT - @federico-drei
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Congrats @dharmenshah-559 @alexandra-86 @hardikmakadia-654 🙌
now Notion just needs to shamelessly copy Google Doc's suggested edits featureset and we got a real race here!
I've worked remotely for the past year after founding my company, Gather (teamgather.co). Gather was initially conceived on the idea that remote work was where work was headed in the long term. That timeline has been greatly accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic and I believe that these changes represent the final shift to fully and/or hybrid distributed companies.
Since becoming fully remote, my remote tools are my lifeline to my work. It's a wild west out there and while there may be...
Haha, true ;)
Nice work - this feature looks great.
As a newsletter creator myself, I would actually want to have an opt-in for the retweet feature. It's alright to even have a popup that explains the feature and asks the user to check the option. But the case where it automatically checked poses of high chance of users not liking it at all.
Also, are you giving a way to edit the tweet content or is it an automated tweet?
P.S: Would be great if you can add a few more details to your profile so that the users here can know more about you :)
GitLive - @nicholasbransbywilliams-1643
OurBalance - @tomengstrm-1636
Thanks for sharing, Hailley! Always appreciate seeing furry remote companions here 🐶🐈.
I've been considering Brain.FM for a while but always end up just searching for something similar on YouTube. Good to know it's really that good - I might try a free trial sometime soon!
I have been a remote worker (freelance) for 12 years (full-time for 7).
I love Brain FM so much! Definitely worth it for me plus they have a great app so I've used it several times on my phone as well. My default is using it for focus mode, though.
There's an air of mystery about Hailley 😮. They haven't filled their profile yet.
I've been using the phone app and it's pretty clean & robust. Although I feel the focus sessions tend to use up a lot of energy and I end up with a headache particularly when I'm on an empty stomach.
Does that happen with you too?
Brain FM is actually pretty cool. I use it for sleep or quick nap sessions and it works like magic for me. I get sound sleep and I am quite energised when I wake up.Although my wife totally hated it when she tried it once - couldn't sleep at all :/
Thanks Hrishkesh, that's good to know! I think I'm sold 😎
I might try it for deep focus and one for napping first (in case it doesn't help me sleep, like it did to your wife). Funny how different our brain works! Do you use it for focus too?
I used it initially for focus but not so much these days. Those sessions are really intense, so I end up with a headache at times.
Congrats @jakobknutzen-405 @hardikmakadia-654 @lauren-688 🙌
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Spark'n - @sparkn
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JotForm Approvals - @sukaygunsayran-1629
Perfect decision! Employees taking a political stand in a company forum will make collaboration difficult in today's polarized world.
People have enough opportunities and avenues outside of work to take a political or societal stand. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to mix it with work.
Basecamp has taken a bold and right stand. I hope more companies ignore the noise from Twitter hypocrites and follow suit.
Yes, I have been working remotely for the past 7 years
I think some people, particularly current & ex-employees, got agitated because it effectively rules out talking about such issues related to Basecamp as well.
DHH's latest blog shares a more holistic narrative to the backstory shared by The Verge (which originally painted a horific picture of the culture at Basecamp).
Regardless, they are setting the path for the company for years to come. They will probably have some setbacks immediately, but it would help them avoid such incidents (list of funny names) & conversations in the first place.
Congrats @siddhantpuri-630 @euan-400 @sandeeptalukdar 🙌
Congrats on the launch Jannet! Upvoted :)
Thanks Hrishikesh! We appreciate it. We hope our service can help with your freelancing career and all of your endeavors. Let us know if we can help with anything else in building a genuinely resourceful tool for the community.
There's an air of mystery about Jannet 😮. They haven't filled their profile yet.
Notch - @jeffbuettin-1580
Stage - @alexey-1609
Pretty amusing that it is a play-off of the company's dress code - I work for a retail company that has taken the same approach.
Dress policy: Dress for your day
Remote work policy: Flex for your day
There's an air of mystery about Patrick 😮. They haven't filled their profile yet.
Haha, true -- didn't realise that 😅
Hey Patrick, I think the first survey link (for remote workers) is broken. Can you please check & reshare it?
Thank you for pointing that out!
I can't seem to figure out how to actually edit this post though. I wasn't able to from the actual post, or on my profile. Mind giving a quick explanation?
Sure, the 'edit' button should be right next to your name and below the post title. I just changed the link right now. Also filled up the survey :)
In the meantime - here is the link for anyone that is interested!
Congrats @brendan-33 @phuctran-918 @raul @spp-1160 @goncalohall-1002 @david-864 🙌
Congrats on the launch Brendan 🎉
Thanks, Hrishikesh! It went off without much of a hitch. Great attendance, good conversation, already looking forward to Saturday's Office Hours session.
Been remote for >10 years and very proficient.
Amazing stuff - more power to you!