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.
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.