March 25, 2019

Monday Edition: #Daily-Stand-Up

Last week to make those epics happen!

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

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    I suppose I can announce it. I'm not one for big to-dos, but last Friday I completed acquisition of Threadbase.io from a couple of other IHers. It's a product I'd been watching and that I see a lot of potential for, so I'm glad I was able to help keep the project alive. As of right now it is baseline profitable. Not big but it's a place to start and I have some big ideas for potential growth and pivoting/branching for applications beyond original design. I know this'll be hard work, but I'm excited about it and happy I can keep this project running.

    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5 paying customers for AutomatedApi.com

    By end of March:

    • (Product) Fully Rolled onto Threadbase.io so I can set specific goals for the year

    • (Agency) Completed current client project and lined up one more

    • (Product) AutomatedApi ALPHA ready

    YESTERDAY

    • (Agency) reviewed current state of project and compared with outputs from mtg last week to determine targets for completion.

    • (Product) reviewed current AutomatedApi function to determine functional holes that I need to shore up in the coming week

    TODAY

    • (Agency) wrap up the details for Stakeholder demo on Wednesday

    • (Product) knock out some threadbase transition tasks

    • have to get some coursework done, so no product priorities today

    KUDOS: @Harlem for keeping these going. Though I've not posted as often as I like recently. I check them every day.

    WIP

    AutomatedApi.com

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      Wow! Wow! Wow! Congratulations! Very much look forward to what you do with this!

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      Well done! Will keep an eye out for news there

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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of March:

    • 🙌🏾Launched 12 March 2019. (Shared!)

    • Publish 18 articles. (18/18 determined, 14/18 written, 11/18 published)

    • Conduct 3 post experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69% (1/3 experiments completed - 6.15%) )

    • Increase organic growth from 0 to 11 persons (8 of 11 - thanks @AndrewV and @louisswiss).

    • 🙌🏾Persuaded an additional 15 influencers to contribute posts. (15/15)

    YESTERDAY

    Not a damn thing other than retro. Went to see Queen Chelly. (I'll circle back after work and check out others retros/respond to feedback!)

    Ooh. I did hustle for a backlink early morning!

    TODAY

    • Add video/photo content.

    • Write two articles.

    • Time box Pillar post.

    • Finish scraping algorithm.

    KUDOS: @AndrewV for allegedly publishing to blog posts.

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    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: 51% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 38% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS MVP3: 71% Complete

    • [Epic] App MVP3: 54% Complete

    YESTERDAY

    • More work on a download manager

    • Now downloading latest 3 episodes of a podcast when on Wifi

    • Found some small bugs in iOS with background mode after leaving a voice recording

    TODAY

    • Continue work on other entry points for Download Manager

    KUDOS

    Peeeendinggg

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

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    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 (weekend)

    Added an onboarding workflow for users using Github. It will guide them through auth, account/org app install and importing some historical pull requests. Also, set up the ability to deploy to Heroku (yet, still need to set up prod integration keys, etc)

    TODAY

    See how onboarding flow can work for Gitlab and Bitbucket (and how to grab pull requests to import). Get prod keys ready.

    Kudos: All y'all shiping and hacking

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    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. March

      • 5/29: Get a remote job. (interview/apply)

      • 0/20 Get people to say this is not a real problem & reject my value proposition.

      • 0/10 Get customers to confirm a real urgent problem.

      • 3/6: Schedule customer interviews/calls. (confirm/ask)

    YESTERDAY

    • Scheduled customer interview.

    TODAY

    1. Draft customer interview questions to ask.

    2. Research on a few MicroConf startups

    3. Draft a consultancy sales page

    4. Apply for jobs.

    5. Schedule customer interviews.

    KUDOS

    Congrats @jpusateri on the acquisition of Threadbase.io! I wish you success, growth and joy w/ your new venture.

    WIP Mindful

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