March 18, 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 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. 4

    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, 8/18 written, 6/18 published)

    • Conduct 3 landing page experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69%.

    • Increase organic growth from 0 to 11 persons (4 of 11).

    • Persuade an additional 15 influencers to contribute posts. (11/15)

    WEEKEND

    • Created influencer posts.

    • Created email signature.

    • SEO-itized images.

    • Published Round Up post.

    • Automated social.

    • Signed up for Amazon Associates.

    • Followed up with influencers.

    • Finished integrating illustrations for How To post.

    • Started adding rich snippets.

    TODAY

    • Finish scraping algorithm.

    • Add affiliate links to Round Up post.

    • Add photos to Round Up post.

    • Create two new influencer posts.

    • Follow up with influencers.

    • Finish adding rich snippets.

    • Redesign navigation.

    KUDOS: The prodigal son has returned! Hope to see more of @igitresethard around these parts!

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      A nice bundle of action there!

      1. 1

        Never as much as one likes!

  2. 3

    Good idea - here goes...

    1. Really want to get a new logo done this month. I know this should be low priority but I'm embarrassed by the 2-minute effort I currently have - now I want to spend at least 30 minutes on something slightly better!

    2. Instagram has worked better than Twitter for social media so far, so the latest post is a first promo for a product on my Etsy store. Going to do this every 5-6 posts or so, while hopefully increasing followers.

    3. Hope to add a new product design to Etsy today.

    1. 1

      Welcome to the stand up party! Any WIP you'd care to share?

      1. 1

        Thank you! Well a new product design isn't going to happen, but I did fix an error with shipping rates (they should have been lower) so that's good :-)

  3. 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 problem.

    • Schedule customer interviews/calls.

    WEEKEND

    • Daily keyword research. Identify 2-3 problems to survey.

    TODAY

    • Apply for jobs.

    • Daily customer research. Identify the best 2-3 channels/users who actively talk/ask questions about the problem using those SEO terms/phrases.

    • Daily keyword research. Search top 3 SEO results for each term and see what else pops up.

    WIP Mindful

    KUDOS

    • @Harlem on getting 1/2 way thru writing/posting her articles.

    • @Davey good luck on those 3 tasks tonight. You got this bruh!

    side note

    I have collected a few search terms/phrases. Now it's time to test them out in the wild and see where they pop up. Are these words (aka problems) coming from the lips of customers or founders, marketers, sales folks and investors?

    1. 3

      Good luck with the job applications. You may already know but just in case, here are a few sites for finding remote jobs:

      And if you'd prefer to be flexible with remote freelancing work, this site looks good:

      Note: I'm not affiliated with any of them.

      1. 1

        Daniel, thanks for the links and well wishes, bruh! Really appreciate it! The remote freelancer is new to me, so I'll definitely check that out today.

        Have you used flex jobs before? I've always been skeptical don't you have to pay a fee?

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          Ah, I haven't tried flex jobs so I'm not sure. If it's paid then probably best to ignore - there are plenty of other resources out there.

          By the way, I work as a full-time remote employee and got my foot in the door by contributing to their GitHub projects, so that's another recruitment method. I think companies that work closely with volunteer contributors are more likely to be open to remote working.

    2. 2

      Thanks! Almost halfway! And 1/3 of the month gone! Not sure I'll make it. But ready for that final push!

      Which tools are you using for keyword search. Just came across this article: https://www.authorityhacker.com/best-keyword-research-tools/

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        I think you can crank out 10 valuable posts especially since you define the complexity, length, and structure. Think Seth Godin... his content varies from multiple paragraphs to 1-line posts. All of which drops gems because its goal is to help people to rethink/reassess.

        Keyword Tools

        Pretty basic w/ this stuff so I use google keyword planner. But I also check these for any terms I may have missed.

        I'll check out authority hacker. Thanks for the rec!

        *Also, sorry for the late response about keyword tools (you asked me before), I'm still getting my shit together so my correspondence is slow af. *

  4. 3

    My product is Officehour. We make it easy for people to find, join and pay for mentorship community to grow their own business.

    By end of March

    • Launch completely

    • Persuade a top advisor to make a community

    WEEKEND

    • Draft sales script to advisors

    TODAY

    • Find top advisors

    • Draft sales script

    • Fix payment

    1. 1

      Hello and welcome to the stand up party! How are you targeting advisors?

  5. 3

    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: 42% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 39% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS MVP3: 65% Complete

    • [Epic] App MVP3: 34% Complete

    YESTERDAY

    • Went over some beta feedback for the mobile app, bumped some items to the top of the list

    TODAY

    • Work on 3 small tasks that I can get done tonight after work

    KUDOS

    Pending

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform