April 19, 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 April.

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

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    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (5/50) 10%

    • 12k MAU for the App: (51/12k)

    April Epics

    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)

    Milestone: Launch: 95% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 80% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS Launch: 100% Complete DONE!

    • [Epic] Mobile App Launch: 100% Complete DONE!

    YESTERDAY

    • Explored some HTML5 elements for a possible web version of MR

    TODAY

    • Summarize MR as a service for podcasters, start designing my approach to the customer calls. What am I going to ask? What am I going to ask FOR?

    • See if I can spend a Google Ad Credit

    KUDOS

    @Harlem for that crazy high CTR.

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and Interactive Podcast platform

    Android App

    iOS App

    SaaS App, for podcasters, make your podcast interactive! Free account period closing soon!

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      (Smiling) If you don't need that Google ad credit...

      How are you finding contacts for the customer calls?

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        I have the emails for the 5 accounts I have signed up, that's about it :)

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    EPIC

    • By end of 2019: 1K MRR

    • By end of April: Complete iteration 1 contract

    (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JrwxuUSi-FlwVRp2cTc4fCP-VwwwmU2K-tKn0cVCAE4/edit?usp=sharing)

    Specifically:

    • 5 recorded user interviews (4/5)

    • 3 designs for the meal plan user flow (3/3 DONE)

    • 1 paper prototype + 3 user tests (1/3)

    • Build code prototype (0/1)

    • Deploy code prototype (0/1)

    Yesterday

    ✓ Made paper prototype artifacts for 12 recipes (3 selected + 9 suggested) and finished the paper prototype (1/1)

    ✓ Interviewed another user (4/5)

    ✓ Scheduled/conducted first user test! (1/3)

    Today

    • Learn how to use Invision Studio

    • Start work on mid-fi clickable prototype in Studio

    • Build static code prototype (no images/media yet)

    Kudos: @jpusateri for reframing / making a plan you can execute on!

    WIP: Shuffle Chef - your recipes on shuffle

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      Invision is pretty cool right. Since you're doing paper prototypes, you should check out their freeform tool. Its pretty awesome & what I use for mockups.

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    I've been rather deliberately avoiding posting on this chain of late, mostly because I realized it had turned into a way for me to spend 20 minutes planning stuff I didn't have the bandwidth to execute. The reality of the last 3rd of the semester is that I couldn't follow through on 90% of what I tried to plan while trying to launch side projects. I'm in the final stretch for the semester though, so hopefully I can start being more active on here soon.

    EPIC

    End of 2019

    • 5 Paying Customers for AutomatedApi (0/5 - it remains unlaunched)

    End of April

    • Re-frame my consulting site around my new strategy

    YESTERDAY

    • steps to speed up template generation for my personal freelancing toolkit

    TODAY & THIS WEEKEND

    • finalize latest round of project updates for a client

    • finish template that has languished for a few days at 90% complete

    • build 1 new template

    • work latest round of 50 action items into my calendar

    • put up freely available versions of my templates in public to help other .net devs get shit done faster

    KUDOS:

    Great job @Harlem for getting that validation in, and I love the shift toward scheduling growth stuff...I've been working toward doing the same.

    WIP

    AutomatedApi.com

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      Glad to have your ass back! But totally get the frustration of planning, but not doing. I've started using my "today" list as all the things that are prioritized, rather than what I'll actually tackle today. You've inspired me to go back and whittle.

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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of April:

    • Validate concept.

    First day of the experiment completed and it looks promising. Average Google Ad CTR for my industry is 2.69%. Jeanius is 19.32%. Average conversion rate for my industry is 2.81%. Jeanius is 36.81%.

    Too early to break out the champagne. But Day 1 looks pretty damn good.

    (Will update after 1 week.)

    LAST NIGHT

    As suggested yesterday due to happy hour and movie, not much. But I did touch social media as promised.

    TONIGHT

    Let's see if I can do some damage tonight.

    • Get my ass back on social media.

    • Add commenting to posts.

    • Surface content to top level navigation - Jeans Reviews.

    • Surface content to top level navigation - Jeans Hacks.

    • Surface content to top level navigation - Jeans Outfits.

    • Put together weekly schedule to ensure I touch all growth hack bases.

    • Hire VA with influence posts.

    KUDOS: @rob_race for checking in despite device limitations!

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      Wow, hella nice conversion rate!

      1. 1

        Thanks! It's dipped just a bit, but seems to be holding steady. We'll see how she fares after a week! So far, so good!

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    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. April

      • Get a remote sales job. interviews: 3

      • Do 10 customer interviews. 3/3/40 - interview/accept/ask

    YESTERDAY

    • Attend sales job fair.

    • Attend post-interview job info session.

    TODAY

    1. Took the day off to rest and sleep.

    WIP Mindful

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