Trying to solve our own accounting and project management problems, we created Eccountant. Where I spent months planning it all out with my co-founder Zain. Mapping out the marketing ideas, content strategy, design mockups, usability design and ultimately how the software would work. We already had an internal version we used at our agency, but this version would be rebuilt from the ground up – ready to solve similar problems for others too.
We spent three months mapping everything out. I would NEVER advise you to spend as long as we did for several reasons.
1. Talk to your potential customers to see if people really need your product then Just get it Built. Then start getting users, and THEN spend your time mapping things out.
2. For every day, you spend on planning is a day you aren’t developing it.
Planning is not bad but the execution is better.
I spent that much time on planning because, well, I really enjoyed it! I’m a marketer at heart, so thinking of all these great ways to grow your product was fun for me. Plus, it was my first venture into SaaS, so I wanted to learn as much as possible (and I’m still learning).
One of the things that I compiled during this time was a list of different web app directories (both big and small) where I wanted to submit my product once it was ready for launch. These web directories could bring new users, help the link count (I have SEO background after all). get press, and help bring a little bit of credibility to your product.
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Some of these websites are great for products in beta to help you get more beta users or for initial traction. Some are for post-launch. Many have specific submission forms, others have contact info where you will need to pitch them via email.
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Without further ado, here is the mighty list of 100+ web app directories to submit your startup or product:
Pro Tip: Hire a virtual assistant through oDesk / (or something similar) to perform these submissions for you.
I’ll try to update this list as regularly as I can, so bookmark it!
As of today, all of these are active links. If you find dead links or have new directories not featured here – please leave a comment at the bottom of the post so others can see!