A couple of weeks ago, I setup a limited invite-only beta for Ubercamp and announced it on Hacker news. I had about a 100+ people signup in less than an hour. AWESOME!!!
Then I made some updates and wanted these guys to log back into the site and try it out, so I did the logical thing and sent them an email (using mailchimp). Here is the email:
So how did this email perform?
Previous emails had 68% open rate and 48% click rate.
Do you see the problem?
The problem is that I did NOT have a freaking link to my site in my email. So my guess is that people read the email then deleted it – what else can they do? Nothing.
I assumed they would remember the ubrecamp url and would actually go and type it in. Bad assumption.
To make up for this terrible mistake, I have setup 100 new invites. Signup with invitation code “BlogJuly15” at http://www.ubercamp.net and please let me know what you think. I want to build a killer productivity app that you and I would love to use.
PS: I hope you will like the new “dashboard”