Last week I launched my latest side projected, BetaTesta. In this post I want to share a few things; how I built the site in a weekend, spent £0 creating it, used zero code and acquired hundreds of registered users in just a few days.
“How do you get feedback on your website or app without a network?” This is a question I had been asking myself (and multiple others) over a year ago when I was working on the first version of NoCode. I didn’t have a tech background, I had no friends in the tech sector and didn’t have any social media following that could help me get feedback.
So I spent a lot of time building my platform with little to no validation or feedback, basically hoping all my assumptions were correct, which as we all know is super risky assumption in itself.
Fast forward a year later and fortunately the majority of my assumptions were correct and NoCode had a successful launch and continues to drives traffic and revenue. But that was a complete gamble that paid off.
However, whilst I continued to dream up new small side projects and create MVP’s, I still couldn’t find a solution to test my site and get some feedback. So this time I decided to try some usability testing platforms with the hope I could get some constructive feedback, but the majority of platforms I had found were super expensive, required me to complete form after form and could take weeks for a response.
"So it got me thinking, where is the solution for the solo entrepreneurs, makers, side hustlers out there?"
A simple platform, paring makers of websites/ apps with testers.
Testers sign up by completing an embedded form on a website which is then automatically added to a spreadsheet using Airtable.
Makers sign up and pay using an embedded TypeForm and get issued an email with a link providing access to the spreadsheet on Airtable.
Once the maker has access to the spreadsheet of testers, they can view each of the testers demographic info, skills and interests and then connect with the tester via email and provide their test scope. Simple as that!