Day #85 | Validation: negative


Let's report our finding and conclusions for Angelstep and compare with Cyberleads.

- Name: Cyberleads
- What:Monthly newsletter of newly funded startups
- Launch: ProductHunt (150 upvotes)
- Results: ~1000 unique visitors, 10 paying subscribers.

- Name: Angelstep
- What: Monthly newletter of active investors
- Launch: ProductHunt (75 upvotes), Facebook Groups, Slack Groups, Reddit, HackerNews
- Results: ~600 unique visitors from those distribution channels, many messages and interest, but no subscribers.

I think it's a no brainer, it's a no no. All people interested just wanted thousands of entries to blast cold emails at. Or even better, they just wanted it for free.

After Cyberleads' launch, I have a new bar as to what a good launch looks like, and by it's standards, since they are very similar products with the same model and pricing and audience, I would expect at least 2-3 subscribers. I got 0. Nil. Zip.

I like it! I think I got carried away anyway. Why the fuck am I building new products? I have two. GitGardener and Cyberleads. I'm good.

Tomorrow I'll start thinking about how to grow both of them.