How I celebrated the 10,000 Users of Cif2.net milestone?

This month, on the 1st of June we made the 10,000 users of CIf2.net milestone! It felt amazingly awesome. Especially because we had doubled the number of users from 5,000 to 10,000 in just 4 months.

 

We did not advertise at all. Just pure saying I Exist! and SEO, the methods we evangelize. We got 10,000 users just by playing the Cif2.net game that gets you noticed. Pretty neat, right?

 

So that obviously called for celebration.

 

Let’s see. I remember some beer and opening up a bottle of wine one day, immediately after posting about the success of Cif2.net on the Romanian Startups Community and to the alumni of Fabrica de Antreprenori.

 

People called me, texted me: “How did you do it?” I replied to them all with much joy, because I was still very happy and excited. But then I realised that all I told them was actually what Cif2.net teaches its 10,000 users. We basically had done our tasks and a little bit more (which will be included in Cif2.net as well for Levels over 6).

 

So after that I bought a bow and became a Level 1 archer (yeah, just a beginer). Which was awesome again. Of course, 10,000 users is a lot and I had many more ideas for growth, retention, etc. (about 50 of them that I wanted to apply). So I started a PSDM session that took a while and it was full of calculations and pesimistic projections. And the results looked really good.

 

I had a lot of fun this month, bought a Magic the Gathering pack for two players (the fire and water Core sets of 2012) 😀

 

AAAAnd, I’m wearing right now the “10,000 Users – We Love You!” T-shirt. Drank some screwdrivers to celebrate even more.

 

And on Tuesday I’ll give a speech about our awesome 10,000 Users.

 

This June of 2012 is awesome! Celebration continues 😀

Cyberfetch is a scam. It’s not worth your money

We paid for it, used it for a while. There weren’t any real results that we got by using it. Linklicious, for example, is a far better software and it’s free to use.

 

Then, one year later, they said we had to buy a new license. Why? It said nowhere that what we bought was just for one year. It wasn’t a paid update or anything. Avoid Cyberfetch.

 

If you want some cool SEO software, use Website Submitter and Linklicious.

 

http://www.submitsuite.com/products/website-submitter.htm

 

http://linklicious.me/

Marcus Aurelius on Inner Strength

Our inward power, when it obeys nature, reacts to events by accommodating itself to what it faces – to what is possible. It needs no specific material. It pursues its own aims as circumstances allow; it turns obstacles into fuel. As a fire overwhelms what would have quenched a lamp. What’s thrown on top of the conflagration is absorbed, consumed by it – and makes it burn still higher.

How to get passionate early users to test your web app?

To get some quick Beta users for your web app, you should make a pre-launch contest. Distribute on social media for fast exposure. Build Buzz with it. Hold on to that buzz for a while.

 

Give some premium accounts as prizes. That way, you will have first-hand customers who will test the app for you and give you feedback. Since they won the whole thing they will be excited about communicating with you.

 

I did this for my startup and it was incredible. Probably the coolest social media campaign I’d ever done. The results were far above my expectations. If you want more info about this, I’ll be happy to share the details here.