Hacker Overflow pricing.
Attempting to hack the cold start problem of a new community.
When you join Hacker Overflow you'll get lifetime access to a number of things including:
Code repositories (a bunch of code you can learn from and/or copy/paste directly from).
Access to our ever-growing archive of tech talks, crash courses, and how-to videos.
Unlimited access to our live courses & classes (take as many, as often as you like).
Access to the community via a private Discord server.
and everything else we add over time time (like member-only discounts, events, and more).
The true value of lifetime access to everything you get is hard to quanitfy but I believe it's at least somewhere in the thousands of dollars and will only go up (especially when you consider just one how-to-code course can often run you into the thousands).
And honestly I believe that at scale access to the community will be priceless.
But in the early days -- the truth is that we don't yet have that strong, vibrant, & active daily community, we only have a handful of code repos available, only a couple of videos, and we are only doing live classes about once a month.
Yes we're actively working on adding more every day...but it's going to take time.
So I'm trying a scaling model that scales the price of a lifetime membership based on when a member joins in relation to other members (the earlier the cheaper).
The hope and the idea is to ensure that even the early members get at least 10x the value from day one of their membership.
This means the first 5 accounts were FREE.
The next five paid a one-time fee of $5.
And the next 5 paid a one-time fee of $10.
And so-on-and-so forth increasing the price by $5 for every 5 new members until we reach the first critical mass tipping point of 200 members (at which point, we'll stop scaling the price based on user count and hopefully stabilize on a price point somewhere around $200 for each new member).
So as of today, when you go to the Hacker Overflow sign up page you’ll see what number member you would be if you choose to join (and your price should be based on the group of five you would be).
I hope this makes sense to potential members — and I hope it will help to launch and scale our early efforts as we continue to build the community (and become better builders ourselves).