Reddit is one of my favorite places on the internet. It's like an early version of a metaverse, where people come together to create interconnected worlds, each with its own culture. That interconnectedness is what makes Reddit great, but for the system to work, each community has to conform to the one-size-fits-all mold of a subreddit. One size fits all, but it doesn't fit anyone particularly well. That creates unbundling opportunities.
Loved this piece. However the biggest hurdle I face is actually promoting the product without getting banned or downvoted to hell. Self promo is a huge no no on most communities so I’m curious how one could thoughtfully circumvent this barrier?
"Once you've created your new space, make a post about it, mention it in comments, invite people personally with private messages."
^ Any advice on how to do this in a subtle way, especially in the beginning when your new space has very few people?
Taking the FIRE example, something like this...?
"I created a Slack for us to chat more in real time with different channels for #investingtips #savingtips and more - url."
Fantastic piece, thank you Greg. It's true, Reddit is a goldmine for those that are looking to start new businesses. If you focus on the audience's pain points and the things that they are currently missing from their day-to-day, you can really get a huge head start on the ideation & validation process.
I made an audience research tool for Reddit that shares a lot of the same concepts as the first half of this article. For anyone that is looking to leverage Reddit to run through this process, feel free to give it a try at https://gummysearch.com/ and let me know what you think!
Love this. On “figuring out what to build”, Reddit’s suggested “related communities” is a good way to see what products already exist in the market and can lend tangential ideas.
Eg. r/productivity, related are product communities like Notion, todoist, thingsapp, and also tangential hobbies like bujo (bullet journaling).
awesome. i wonder if there’s a similar opportunity w/ Quora that is more untapped
Really wish I use this app much
Very nice piece
Reddit is fantastic
Great piece, thanks for sharing
Reddit is home away from home.
More than just a place on the internet, but rather has a place in my heart and brain