How I made Call to Action Examples

How I made Call to Action Examples

Mon Aug 22

The Story

I am a non-technical indie hacker who likes to build digital products. It’s been almost 5 months since I shipped my last product. Speaking of products I have built 3 products during the last year.

Products

Here is a quick brief of them so you’ll have a better understanding that what kind of products I am building:

  • Landing Page Checklist Curated landing page resources
  • E-Commerce Checklist E-Commerce guide for early-stage entrepreneurs w/@umutsonmez
  • Startup Recipes MVP cheat-sheet for non-technical founders w/@umutsonmez

Digital Products and Revenues

So, It’s time to build another product. Since I don’t have a technical background (still is 🫤) I wanted to build a product that I can build on my own; without any help! Here are the 4 questions that I ask myself in the beginning:

  • It should be simple it is
  • I need to ship the product on my own
  • It should require minimum support and maintenance after the launch.
  • I should make money from it

The Story

I am a big fan of digital products! You start to respect more the creators of these products when started to build one.

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The Problem and Hypothesis

People need a call-to-action library where they will be able to copy “Call to Action text” to the clipboard with just one click.

People didn’t fit well. When I said people I meant growth hackers, indie hackers, website builders, designers, and copywriters. Momentarily my target audience is people who are looking for new ways to write a creative call-to-action text.

My Goals

  • Create a website that people visit regularly
  • Test new customer acquisition channels (Google Ads etc.)
  • Ranking on the first page of “cta examples” search queries on Google
  • Make $500 monthly revenue from affiliates
  • Make recurring income form one-time sales and subscriptons.

The Roadmap

Digital Products development roadmap

What do I need to build an Info Product?

  • a problem / an idea
  • time & effort for research
  • product development
  • landing page
  • payment gateway

Product Development

I will show you the steps that I followed from idea to launch.

Coming Soon Page

I created a super simple coming soon page on TallyForms It’s super easy to connect the Tally form with the domain 😉 Tally Coming Soon Page I would try other tools to build a coming soon page if I hadn’t had a Tally Pro account but it is more effortless to manage all of the submission-related forms in the same place.

Wireframing the Idea

here is how I wireframed it in the beginning: first wireframe → Whimsical wireframe second draft → second draft wireframe wireframe to HTML→ wireframe to HTML→ the final version→ Final version Tailwind CSS

Landing Page with Tailwind CSS

Now it’s time to build the landing page: I’ve decided not to build a familiar landing page. It’s going to be a dashboard-like page like @harrydry did on Marketing Examples

I am still learning Tailwind CSS and it is my #1 choice when building new landing pages and products.

I love using Shuffle Editor to generate static Tailwind CSS pages. It makes my job super easy as a non-technical maker.

Tailwind CSS is easy for starters, and **Shuffle** makes it much easier for people like me. So I started playing on Shuffle's Artemis UI library.

You can drag & drop the pre-build components easily. It’s worth trying if you haven’t yet!

The Gimmick: Copy to Clipboard Feature

AlpineJS copy to clipboard It might look like an effortless task for most of you developers, but it is “something” for a non-technical maker 😅 It took me a week to fix a bug; unfortunately, I gave up after that. I asked for help from a developer friend, and she set the code in 20min. Big thanks :)

Curation

I compiled and curated 300+ call-to-action examples on Airtable with 8+ data points. My original goal for the library to included 800+ items but I decided to stop after 250. This project started to take a lot of time. Airtable Curation

More Pages

I added a sales page and, some inner pages after before the launch.I recommend you to add these pages if you are building a website for your info-product or selling anyting on Gumroad:

  • Sales Page (Landing Page)
  • Wall of Love (Testimonials)
  • Affiliate
  • Contact
  • How I Made This?
  • AI Copywriting Tools Comparison
  • Newsletter
  • Submit Feedback

Tools

As I said before, I consider ctaexamples.com as a case study and I wanted to share all the tools that I used to build CTA Examples

Call to Action Examples Discover the Tools →

I made my analytic data publicly available, thanks to @PoeticMetricHQ, so everyone can see how a website like this performs: Live Analytics 📈 Live Analytics Feature

I had big hopes on the organic side, but the Googlebot pretended to be dead for the first weeks after launching it :) It took more time for my website to be indexed on Google than I imagined. I checked my sitemap and robots.txt all appear to be okay.

Google Search Console Screenshot According to Ahref’s Site Audit tool, my site is doing okay, but I think I need to wait another week to see the effects.

Tip: You get free access to Ahrefs essential tools if you connect your Google Search Console with it.

It’s a win-win deal. Ahrefs Webmaster Tool Screenshot

The Launch

CTA Examples di not perform as good as Startup Recipes and Landing Page Checklist but it managed to made the became #5 Product of the Day on Product Hunt.

The Results - What happens if you launch on Product Hunt?

It’s time to share the results 30days after the launch.

Google Search Console

Google Search Console growth I have to mention here: I did nothing about TikTok. I believe TikTok influencers are good Product Hunt followers and they post the products they found useful for their audiences. Ahrefs Webmaster Tool Screenshot

Google Analytics

Analytics Screenshot Analytics Screenshot

Ahrefs

Ahrefs Webmaster Tool Domain Rating 30! in two months. What do you think?

Gumroad

Gumroad revenue dashboard

Expectations vs. Reality

Let’s go back to my goals to decide whether it’s a successful product or not.

  • Create a website that people visit regularly ★★★★☆ Google Analytics I have regular visitors (not much but ok), so this goal is kind of achived.
  • Test new customer acquisition channels (Google Ads etc.) ★★☆☆☆ I didn’t have a chance to try Google Ads because I don’t believe I don’t have a good product market fit with this version. I will start running Google Ad campaigns and try to work with a few TikTok influencers in the new version. Once again, TikTok proved its strength!
  • Ranking on the first page of “cta examples” search queries on Google ★☆☆☆☆ I knew this was not an easy target, and my website might not be a good match for search intent. I wanted to give it a shot anyway. Currently, ctaexamples.com ranks between 3rd and 4th page.

The funny thing is that TikTok helped me to rank higher on this keyword more than any other effort 🧐🤔🤓

  • Make recurring income form one-time sales and subscriptons ★☆☆☆☆ I made $65 from quarterly and yearly subscripton sales so far. I was going to lean on this product more if I had 10 or more conversions. Still thinking about it.

I did my best to keep this article as simple as possible. Please don’t hesitate to hit the share button if you find it helpful :)

Yucel Faruk Sahan

Yucel Faruk Sahan

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I help startups and entrepreneurs achieve their goals of marketing and selling their digital products. I also enjoy building web projects.