Hot Tips is a constantly growing, curated collection of candid advice by and for product people. Think of it as a precious piece of advice you wish you had received when you started building products. It’s a short snippet of wisdom that helps you do things differently.
Contributing a Hot Tip it the fastest way to reach 3,000+ makers from all over Europe. Your daily grind might be their ‘aha moment’!
How can I contribute?
- Found a question you want to answer on the Tips' page? Submit your Tip here. You'll be asked to quote the question you're replying to, make sure to cmd+C the relevant bit!
- Follow a call for contributions in JAM emails.
- Watch out for a golden ticket — an email from out Hot Tip Catcher asking for your Tip.
What's the process?
1. Write your Tip following the guidelines below.👇
2. Submit the Tip through Typeform.
3. Wait patiently! The Tip will undergo some scrutiny by our Hot Tip Catcher, who will then decide whether to publish it (we may tweak the content for clarity).
4. Watch out! Every week we’ll pick the best Hot Tips and share them with the community in the JAM newsletter. Look out for yours! 👀
Hot Tips categories
Your Tip can belong to one of the three categories.
- Product Management: from defining the career path to handing the daily grind of a PM. What is product management, how to get there, and how to survive it.
- People & Teams: on working well with others, and features of a great product teams. All aspects of communications and interpersonal relationships.
- Tools of the trade: what are your best tools for roadmapping, user feedback or collaboration? Show us how you use them to make things flow.
How do I craft a great tip?
📖 Be as open as you can: share insider knowledge, something people won’t have come across before. A Hot Tip reveals how you do things.
🎨 Show, don’t (just) tell: talking about your roadmapping process? How about including a screenshot of the tool you use? There’s nothing better than seeing your ‘behind-the-scenes’.
💌 Keep it short and personal: aim for 200 words max, and word it like you’re helping a friend out.
🔧 Share tools: offer readers an opportunity to explore the topic. Link to at least one helpful ebook or article that helped you in the past.