What are some ways to build a large waitlist on a landing page for a new B2C app?

We're launching an app in 2 months and would love to build a waitlist of 5000+ people to fundraise as well, so looking for good growth hacks!



If you are asking how to do it technically then you can use any of the web page development services (e.g. Wix) and add a form that is linked to a list service (e.g. MailChimp).

If you are asking how to attract potential customers and persuade them to submit the form then there are a number of things to try.

To attract them, you can use paid ads or organic (e.g. Facebook/YouTube/Instagram text/video posts given that this is B2C). The ads/posts must address users' pain/need/desire and show that you will solve this. Ideally, offer some value (useful insight etc.) in the ad/post to show you really can solve it.

To persuade them to sign up, again, the page should remind them of the pain/need/desire and how you can solve and ideally offer immediate value (e.g. white paper) when they register (as well as future promise of an app they might have to pay for).

Also, if you can think of a way of giving additional value for referrals that will help.

Kind regards


Answered a year ago

Hi here is an overview of a few things you can do that can help you build a large waitlist for your B2C app:

Leverage social media: Use platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to promote your app and build a waitlist.

Partner with influencers: Partner with influencers in your niche to promote your app and generate interest.

Use referral marketing: Encourage existing users to refer their friends and family to join the waitlist.

Host a contest or giveaway: Host a contest or giveaway to encourage people to sign up for the waitlist.

Optimize your landing page: Make sure your landing page is optimized for conversions, with clear messaging and a clear call-to-action.

Use paid advertising: Use paid advertising platforms like Facebook / Instagram ads or Google ads to drive traffic to your landing page and build your waitlist.

Utilize PR: Reach out to journalists, bloggers and media outlets to get coverage for your app, and generate interest in your waitlist.

Use SEO: Optimize your website for search engines, and make sure your app is easily discoverable through search.

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Answered 9 days ago

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