Building in public has proven to take startups and fledgling projects far.
When you share your story with the world — the ups, the downs, the small wins and the struggles — you bring people along on your journey and allow them to invest in you. When you're ready to sell, these people become your best customers. Our community is brimming with budding entrepreneurs, makers, creators, artists, designers and citizen developers, all with a thirst for knowledge and keen to learn from people like you. Whether you're building a new tool, website, SaaS platform or digital product, growing an online community, writing a newsletter, or selling your services — or anything in between — get your story out there and promote it to the world.
⚡New thing alert⚡
We need a new business model to fund quality, one-off writing.
Today, I’m launching @ghost_knowledge, a 1-week crowdfunding experiment to get the people who don’t write enough to share their knowledge 👻🧠
Our blog and its readership are growing fast. Publish your story on our blog and tap into the benefit of evergreen content that will grow your audience over time. If you've built something without code and have a story to share, click the button below to send us an outline. We'll reach out to you with next steps if we think your story would be a good fit for our blog.
👉 We'll share it with ~70,000 people across our newsletter and social channels
👉 We support canonical URLs if you're sharing content you already own
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NEW! We're looking for people who want to publish themselves regularly and take the spotlight in our weekly Sunday newsletter. If you're an established newsletter writer and want to expand your audience, reach out to us and let's chat.
👉 Get editing and proofreading support from our Marketing team
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With over 7,000 members, our forum is a great place to share what you've built or are working on. We'll take the best stories and amplify them via our social channels and our weekly newsletter. The stories that get the most traction will also be selected by our team to feature on our blog.
HOW TO WRITE A POST Become a Makerpad member, then join the forum (or login if you're already a member) and add your post to the most suitable channel.
Be real. Members love to hear what you're up to, but they don't want to be sold to. Be concise. If you can say it in 50 words over 500 words, then do. Brevity is always better. Be unique. What makes your story special? Think about the things that make your story stand out over others and lean into that.