May 6, 2019

Monday 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 May.

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

    01 May Epic - Validate Idea

    02 Yesterday - Set up first ad campaign to test value prop

    03 Today - Outline email course syllabus; Write Day 1 content

    04 Kudos - @jakes Link Drop looks cool!

    05 WIP - decodedatascience.com

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      Great idea, data science seems like an alien concept to devs but is probably because the toolset is not something people experience outside of data science.

      I noticed some typos on your landing page, you might want to go through and give it a once-over!

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        Ah, thanks for head's up! I'll add it to the list.

  2. 6

    End of May

    • Launch final version of Link Drop

    Weekend

    • Finished all the MVP features for Link Drop

    Tonight

    • Fix last bug (Email not sending?)

    Kudos

    @Harlem I still can't believe you do this thread every day. It's so awesome and helpful.

    WIP: linkdrop.co

    If anyone wants to try it out, all the core features should be there. Basically you use the chrome extension to save links, and then later in the day (default is 5PM local time, but you can change it to whenever you choose) you will have all your links sent to you in a newsletter style email.

    I'd love to get any feedback you guys have to offer. Especially on copy writing since that is a serious weakness of mine :)

    I use firebase to handle auth incase you were worried I tried to roll my own email/pw security.

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      Looks awesome, seriously! Since you asked about copywriting -- use "sign up" on your button as two words.

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        Hey thanks! Will make that change next time I push.

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      My pleasure! Peeked over a linkdrop... (Cool idea!) Is there any chance to get the party started without having to sign up."Never Lose Links Again" or "Start Dropping" is a much more compelling CTA than "Sign Up". I definitely have "Sign Up" fatigue. I need to see value before I hand over my credentials.

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        Awesome thanks for the help! I've been trying to think of how to limit the amount of sign up. Unfortunately I need an email to send the links to + I need the user to verify it because otherwise you could spam anyone's email with links. After that and then downloading the extension, they never need to come back to the website.

        I want to add "Get started in 30 seconds" somewhere on the page. Maybe on the button as the CTA?

  3. 5

    2019 Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (5/50) 10%

    • [Magnus Rush] 12k MAU for the App: (62/12k)

    • [Announcr] Build prototype and try to sell it to a customer

    May Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] Automate podcast outbound emails based on user activity: 0% Complete

    • [Magnus Rush] Invite 30 podcasts to the platform: 0% Complete

    • [Announcr] Validate business interest with 10 survey responses/interviews: 4/10

    • [Announcr] Sign one customer for a paid pilot: 0% Complete

    • [Announcr] Prototype Consumer App for live demos: 10% Complete

    • [Announcr] Prototype Location Client App for live demos: 40% Complete

    THIS WEEKEND

    • [Magnus Rush] Found and fixed two sporadic but major episode playback bugs

    • [Magnus Rush] Added support for payment links in show notes

    • [Magnus Rush] Added Donate button for shows which include donate links in their show notes

    • [Announcr] Started on a queuing system for announcements

    • [Announcr] Started breaking audio types into music/ambient/fx

    TODAY

    • [Magnus Rush] Create Email Template for Automated Emails

    • [Announcr] UI work on the consumer app to send an announcement to the end point

    • [Announcr] Create a queue or scheduling system to better run a playlist on the client. Current system is problematic

    KUDOS

    @jakes for getting his MVP features in!

    WIPs

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      4 of 10 interviews completed. How is the feedback?

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        It's strong enough for me to keep going! I also found out I can piggy back what would otherwise be a novelty into an existing market to create a new category. So I started digging into that.

  4. 5

    EPIC by end of May 2019:

    Launch version 1.0 of PickySort

    YESTERDAY

    • Find a decent first version of the product name for PickySort

    TODAY

    KUDOS: @Harlem keep up the hustle!

    1. 1

      Thanks! Look forward to checking out your WIP! Is this your first time in the stand up?

      1. 1

        I've done the standup a few times in April. Trying to keep it up. The hustle that everyone is putting in is definitely inspiring.

  5. 5

    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR ($1398.34 of $5,000 - $0 from Jeanius | $699.34 from Hair Mogul)

    By end of May:

    • [Hair Mogul] Create 6 of 12 modules for online course.

    • [Jeanius] Add second VA.

    • [Jeanius] Add 16 posts of content.

    WEEKEND

    • [Hair Mogul] Create the other half of curriculum.

    • [Hair Mogul] Create script for introduction.

    • GOT

    TONIGHT

    • [Hair Mogul] Create script for first module.

    • [Hair Mogul] Think of resources for each module curriculum.

    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.

    KUDOS: Running late this morning! Will swing back through this evening!

    WIP: Jeanius, Hair Mogul, Happy Endings

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      Let's not all LOSE OUR HEADS over GoT!!! hehe

      1. 1

        Who are you rooting for to take the iron throne?

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          Sansa. I would think there's NO WAY it could be someone we expect :)

  6. 4

    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $25K annual revenue
    2. May

      • $2000 in sales

    YESTERDAY

    • Work on list building (100 contacts within that niche/persona).

    TODAY

    1. Define projects and schedule calendar for the week.

    2. Find better sources for quality leads.

    KUDOS

    @Davey @jakes on fixing deal breaker bugs for Magnus Rush and Link Drop!

    WIP

    Get clarity on the market and the customer!

  7. 2

    01 May Epic - Validate & Design the MVP

    02 Yesterday - Read and researched on existing solutions.

    03 Today - Setup a simple survey.

    04 Kudos - @Harlem- the accountability is working!

    05 WIP - Reading up on React and Design best practices.

    #daily-stand-up

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      What does the existing market for solutions look like?

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        Saturated with apps that do either one thing really well (vendors, registries) and sites that cover the whole 360 of wedding planning (https://www.theknot.com/, https://www.zola.com/).

        I'm aiming for the middle with no vendor intergation.

        The 360 apps have more traction and some thoughts brought up are:

        1. How to differentiate my app.

        2. Isolating my niche ("modern", millenials).

        3. Generating content to drive engagement (blogs and advice columns to get a community and help early users onboard)

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