As part of @OrbitalNYC Bootcamp, we have some crazy assignments.
One assignment is to post something on Twitter/FB that gains 20+ retweets. What?! 20 retweets is a lot!!
Another assignment is to get someone to write a blog/news post about something you made.
This week—I tried to kill three birds with one stone
The first bird was part of the ongoing market-fit experimentation I've been doing. I've been testing user segments & channels to figure out WHO is interested in a product like Kollecto. I'm learning, for example, that young real-estate brokers love my project!
I've also been getting interest from tech early-adopters. So I wanted to, more thoroughly, test this segment.
To do this, I went to ProductHunt.com and searched for Art startups. I then emailed ~5 people who had submitted art startups before. I got responses from 2 people—and Jack Smith was kind enough to write the post for me.
Then, I posted a tweet about the Product Hunt post & sent emails to my network asking them to upvote the link. My upvotes ended up being ~65% from friends & 35% organic.
I ended up with 13 favorites & 18 retweets (not 20, but close)!
16 retweets were from friends (I guess that's how twitter works). It was also in my best interest to boost eyeballs on the post- since my original objective was to test the techie market. So I spent ~$20 on promoted tweet ad, targeting people who follow both @ProductHunt & @Guggenheim. This got me two more retweets & more Kollecto signups. Maybe I'll get the final two as a result of this blog post. :)
So that's three birds-
To prep for this campaign I read the Autosend article on how 23 startups got their first users. It gave me lots of ideas!!