March 22, 2019

Friday Edition: #Daily-Stand-Up

Why?

That extra nudge of accountability to achieve even a small step on your IH journey each day.

To join in:

01 Share your epic (a big chunk of work with a meaty objective) you'd like to complete by the end of March.

02 Share what you accomplished yesterday.

03 Share what you commit to accomplishing today.

04 Comment on at least one fellow hacker's progress and give them an IH Point for their check in.

Optional:

05 Share your Work In Progress to underscore your accomplishments.

Then tune in the tomorrow to share how you did on your own tasks!

#daily-stand-up

  1. 6

    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of March:

    • 馃檶馃従Launched 12 March 2019. (Will share WIP during end of month retro)

    • Publish 18 articles. (18/18 determined, 14/18 written, 10/18 published)

    • Conduct 3 post experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69% (1/3 experiments started)

    • Increase organic growth from 0 to 11 persons (7 of 11).

    • 馃檶馃従Persuaded an additional 15 influencers to contribute posts. (15/15)

    YESTERDAY

    • Followed up with influencers.

    • Created a couple of silos.

    • Created 2 more how-to posts.

    • Cleaned up Google Analytics.

    • Set up conversion tracking.

    • Implement Pinterest growth hack.

    TODAY

    • Create template for Reviews post.

    • Create outline for next Pillar post.

    • Time box Pillar post.

    • Finish scraping algorithm.

    • Finish adding rich snippets.

    • Redesign navigation.

    KUDOS: Pending...

  2. 5

    Staaaaaand up!!

    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Augmented Podcasts: (4/50) 8%

    • 12k MAU for the App: (0/12k)

    March Epics

    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)

    Milestone: Soft Launch: 45% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 38% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS MVP3: 68% Complete

    • [Epic] App MVP3: 34% Complete

    YESTERDAY

    • Account creation is now optional

    TODAY

    • Prepare new mobile app beta build

    KUDOS

    @AndrewV on updating docs! A loveless pursuit, but essential!

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

    1. 1

      Thanks. Updating the docs is not that bad now that I'm using mkdocs with a proper build and markdown support. Same with the blog :)

      Good to see the continual process. You have some SaaS beta testers now, right? If so, how's that been going?

      1. 1

        It's been quiet, because I've been out of state a lot over the last couple of weeks, and also going through a crunch time at the day job. But everything's been running without error, like clockwork. I'm going to do a big push this weekend for some more SaaS engagement features so the users know when I've retrieved a new episode from their RSS and it's ready for enhancements.

  3. 5

    EPIC:

    By end of March:

    • Continue push to get out of beta.

      • Need to quantify this and set a deadline this month.
    • From January(!): Solidify next steps for getting some beta users and feedback. (Done-ish, Beta List)

    • 3 new blog posts. (2/3)

    • Create a new release. (Done)

    Past however many days:

    • Built and pushed a big new open source release.

    • Updated docs and wrote a blog post about it.

    • Small notifications update.

    Next few days:

    • Add due dates, time est., and similar fields to the app. Going to use this to help quantify beta epic.

    WIP: https://brisaboards.com/

    1. 2

      Uhm. Can we get a link to the blog post?

      1. 1

        Allegedly?! hahaha

        I put the blog under the "More" link at the top. I know people don't usually click that, but all landing page experts/copywriters seem to say to limit the number of links people can click so they focus more on CTAs.

        https://brisaboards.com/blog/

  4. 4

    IRT PullManager.com

    EPIC

    By End of March:

    No gated beta. I have a list now and think I have a short term beta release soon (0-2 weeks away)...but I'd like to be at a stage to just let visitors "sign up" by the end of the month.

    By End of 2019:

    Have this product still going and growing. Some may see that as too vague, but as someone with a few failed SaaS, this would be quite the improvement.

    YESTERDAY (last week)

    Finished integrating Stripe, had the kids for the weekend while my wife was out on a trip and got sick.

    TODAY (this weekend)

    Work on a simple onboarding workflow to make sure people get set up with Github/Gitlab/Bitbucket and make sure they're seeing some value at the start. Also, think about getting Pull Manager deployed to Heroku.

    1. 1

      Totally understand the vague EOY plans. Got a few failures under my belt as well :-P and I think IH, learning from others, and actively seeking out beta testers has been a huge boon to keeping me motivated to continue (even though I know the mistakes I'm making in choosing what to work on, etc)!

      I can also relate to the onboarding! Just got a friend to beta test my app, and watching the blank stare as they see my app for the first time makes me sad haha. It usually takes me about 3-5 mins to explain the core of the app, but without it, people are completely lost.

      1. 1

        Totally understand the vague EOY plans. Got a few failures under my belt as well :-P and I think IH, learning from others, and actively seeking out beta testers has been a huge boon to keeping me motivated to continue (even though I know the mistakes I'm making in choosing what to work on, etc)!

        Yeah, plus you always seem to find out what you thought was important by scratching your own itch is different than most other users! A Daily standup failed SaaS taught me how valuable a lot of people found integrations.

  5. 3

    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. March

      • Get a remote job.

      • Get 20 people to say this is not a real problem & reject my value proposition.

      • Get 10 customers to confirm a real urgent problem.

      • Schedule customer interviews/calls.

    YESTERDAY

    • Apply for jobs.

    • Scheduled job interviews.

    • Daily keyword research.

    TODAY

    1. Prep for job interview.

    2. Do job interview.

    3. Daily customer research - find users/chats using SEO terms/phrases.

    4. Daily keyword research - apply tips I learned yesterday.

    5. Draft/ 2-line email/DM message.

    6. List poll questions to ask customers

    WIP Mindful

    side note

    2 kick ass articles I read yesterday, y'all need to checkout!

    1. 2

      Before going all in on KP, check out this article: https://www.authorityhacker.com/best-keyword-research-tools/

      1. 1

        Thanks, bookmarking it now for later.

    2. 2

      Thanks for the articles! I'm weak in keyword SEO!