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We all know that silver bullets don't exist in growth hacking, but is there something you'd recommend that's close to a sliver bullet?

  • SE

    Sean Ellis

    almost 3 years ago #

    Launch 3+ tests per week

  • AA

    Anuj Adhiya

    almost 3 years ago #

    Create a community around the shared joy/pain that your product is all about before you launch.

  • MB

    Morgan Brown

    almost 3 years ago #

    Build a big opt-in email database.

  • PT

    Peter Thomson

    almost 3 years ago #

    Install analytics early.

  • RH

    Roger Huang

    almost 3 years ago #

    Write down what you've learned. Compile everything you've done. Sharing those lessons will help you learn and will drive people to you.

  • CA

    Casey Armstrong

    almost 3 years ago #

    Survey your customers.

  • RS

    Rob Sobers

    almost 3 years ago #

    Word-of-mouth is more powerful than any marketing campaign or growth hack you'll ever concoct. So I'd say: incentivize word-of-mouth!

    (Caveat: requires a great product that people *want* to talk about.)

  • MT

    Muhammed Tüfekyapan

    almost 3 years ago #

    Create custom landing pages that each one focus on only one pain point of your potential customers.

    • MH

      Marc Heuberger

      almost 3 years ago #

      I'm testing this right now with one of my clients :) Hope to hell it lifts their paid search conversions.

      • MT

        Muhammed Tüfekyapan

        almost 3 years ago #

        My general recommendation, don't just use paid search. With social channels and re-targeting campaigns you can improve your results dramatically.

  • KK

    Kris Kayyal

    almost 3 years ago #

    Live chat.

    Sometimes it's just the nudge prospects need when the page you've built doesn't cover every single need and question that they have.

    If you don't have the resources to provide full coverage, put it at a critical point in your funnel.

  • JB

    Joseph Bentzel

    almost 3 years ago #

    The 'influencer bullet' i.e. a @pmarca retweet and/or one from another situationally relevant (your focus area) tech or startup celeb.

  • LS

    Logan Stoneman

    almost 3 years ago #

    Get Shit Done.

    *Excuse the language

    • LS

      Logan Stoneman

      almost 3 years ago #

      To elaborate, most people I advise/consult with are in the beginning phases of their startup/idea. At that stage, I rarely see a consistent silver bullet beyond getting word of mouth to spike. Just getting shit done and testing different traction channels is really the most successful way to grow IMO.

  • DD

    Deandre Durr

    almost 3 years ago #

    Learn how to write good copy. It changes everything from communicating to coworkers, customers, and influencers

  • BN

    Babak Niroumand

    almost 3 years ago #

    Start with Product/Market fit. If you don't get this one, growth is premature, IMO.

    I'd recommend @sean famous survey to get that right.

  • JS

    Jovan Sterling-Noel

    almost 3 years ago #

    Always be learning

  • VM

    Vishal Maini

    almost 3 years ago #

    Lookalike audiences on data-rich platforms. They work incredibly well and the technology is improving every day

  • RB

    Raphaela Brandner

    over 2 years ago #

    Hire someone who really knows how to network and build strong relationships with influencers. Having the right connections can get you very far.

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