Betali.st is a website for listing other peoples beta test products and building interest before launch. It’s a fantastic way to find out what is coming out next and what may be the new big thing. I’m on there all the time just to see what other people are building, and there are some clever folk out there in the world.
If you have a startup, like I do (see the upcoming blog post about tapinti.com) sign up and watch as you go from no users to several hundred virtually overnight. That’s what happened with tapinti anyway. These people are engaged in your product already, they want to see new and cool stuff and if you provide it they’ll sign up.
There is a large and ever growing list of video interviews with many of the entrepreneurs who have had their startups featured on Betali.st, this is a mine of information on the do’s and don’t of starting your own online business.
Much like kickstarter though, what I really enjoy the most is just browsing through the list too see what catches my eye. I’ve signed up for quite a few beta’s just because I found a product I want to use, or wish I had thought of. I’d never get invited to any of the trials without betali.st because I simply wouldn’t know they were there and I would never have discovered gems like Monday Calendar which i now can’#t live without.
If you like a good tech story and are an early adopter by nature, then betali.st is where you should be at least once a week.