My Bootstrapping Journey
The Landing Page
There are two reasons why I need a new landing page:
- Bad design
The biggest problems are that it’s not super obvious that it’s a desktop application, nor that there’s a free trial. Also, the pain isn’t really communicated. Actually, someone tore down my landing page in a decent article. Read Pedro’s suggestions here.
- It’s slow
Google’s PageSpeed Tool rates findbetterquestions.com with 63/100, while its blog used to hit 99/100. That’s because the landing page is built with an HTML template and the blog with Gatsby. So I’ll redo the landing page form scratch with Gatsby. That will be a bit more work than just changing the existing version, but since I already put hundreds of hours into the project, I might as well have a proper landing page.
As always, I communicated with as many people as possible. I also contacted some people who’s Quora-answers I like.
Writing on Quora
I want to build a bit of an authority on Quora. Quora also ranks one’s future answers higher if they think that someone is an expert on a topic. It’s an effort that will pay off with every future answer.
I didn’t put too much effort in each answer so far. I’ll try to write better converting ones in the future. Especially when I have one or two lead magnets and a proper landing page, converting readers from Quora to customers should be easier. You can read this discussion I had on IH about Quora marketing in my case.
I posted two answers this week:
- Do people who answer questions on Quora get rated by how many views or upvotes they get?
- How did you learn marketing for your startups?
Improving the Onboarding
I changed the sign up flow.
You can now start a trial of Find Better Questions without a credit card.
Plans for Next Week
- Finish the landing page
- Cold emailing
- Start writing a Quora Guide