Many entrepreneurs struggle with the very beginning of getting their idea off the ground: perfecting the elevator pitch, finding a co-founder, and getting funded, to name a few. So I created a little viral signup form, for when I have time to build it. (I do have some mockups already, if someone is interested in helping me.)
This was one of my first experiments with Ruby on Rails and Heroku.
- Save your email in the database
- Assign you a unique url to use to invite to friends (with one-click links for Facebook and Twitter)
- Each friend that signs up adds to your referral count
- The people with higher referral counts get invited first.
Update 2: The guy who owns Pitchedin.com contacted me to say he was working on something similar.
Update 3: Another site has a similar idea; There is a good discussion on Hacker News: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2005034
Update 4: In part due to the previous updates, I’ve decided to put this project on hold–unless someone comes along that wants to help. But I can bet you’ll see a viral signup form for my next project.
Update 5: We solve [problem] by providing [advantage], to help [target] accomplish [target’s goal]. We make money by charging [customers] to get [benefit]. More good info from 500 startups blog.