Daily Stand-up April 29, 2019

Monday Edition: Daily Stand Up!

Janice @Janice


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.


05 Share your Work In Progress to underscore your accomplishments.

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


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    By end of 2019:

    • 5 paying customers for AutomatedApi (0/5)
    • Client work pays all the bills (30% complete)

    By end of April:
    Goals erased/deprecated, just trying to beat my todo items into submission before I head down to TX for my sister's wedding.


    • template completed
    • prototyped and published homepage for future template sharing (announcement coming soon)
    • fixed big ol' bug on Threadbase.io...think that's the last lingering config hurdle from transitioning Threadbase.io ownership (@csallen how does one transfer a product on IH from one member to another?)
    • content work
    • I made nature my bitch, I hate how much extra time it seems to take when it's lawn mowing season again.


    • catch up on admin crap during down times
    • Client Work and Day Job Stuff
    • Finish last lab of semester for 1 course
    • contemplate growth plan for Threadbase.io that still allows me some time to work on AutomatedAPI

    KUDOS: @Harlem for totally killing it this past week.

    WIP: AutomatedAPI.com

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      From the product page, click the pencil to edit the product, then go to the "PAGE ADMINS" section.

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      HAHA! I'm still a couple weeks away from lawn mowing season up here in NH, but some raking is in my very near future. This was a BRUTAL winter. Did you become the new owner of Threadbase?

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        Yep, complete on paper a few weeks ago, but I still had some niggling little items that I had to figure out before trying to make any big announcements or anything....also had to get my feet wet in the code.

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    By end of 2019:

    5K MR ($1401.64 of $5,000 - $ 6.44 from Jeanius | $1398 from epiphany)

    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%.

    (Final stats still to come. )


    • ✓ [Epiphany] Integrated Stripe's beta Checkout. (Super easy!)
    • ✓ [Epiphany] Responded to 140 queries.
    • ✓ [Epiphany] Created and provisioned Slack channel.
    • ✓ [Jeanius] Created VA instructions for two-thirds of the influencer funnel.


    Not a damn thing. Main gig deadline imminent.

    KUDOS: @Davey for his transparency in yesterday's retro!

    WIP: Jeanius

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      Man.. what are we seeing here? "Responded to 140 queries" this sounds like some super significant early interest! Especially if you needed a Slack Channel for it :) And don't think we didn't notice that MR double :)

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        (Laughing!) I'm noticing, too!

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      absolutely love this show of epic productivity

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        (Smooch!) Thank you!

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    1. 2019
      • $50K annual revenue
    2. April
      • Get a remote sales job. interviews: 7
      • Do 10 customer interviews. 11/1/40 - interview/accept/ask


    • Daily review/edit customer transcripts.
    • Sent follow up emails for interview invites.
    • Research the best ways to organize customer feedback.


    1. Daily review/edit customer transcripts.
    2. Organize interview transcripts into actionable data.
    3. List opportunities within my network - (SWOT analysis).
    4. Follow up w/ job recruiters/interviewers.
    5. Use Key Values to find my ideal match.

    @jpusateri kick ass w/ your tasks so you can enjoy family time! Congrats to your sister and your new brother-in-law.

    Identify a real customer problem to fix

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    2019 Goals
    Magnus Rush

    • 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (5/50) 10%
    • 12k MAU for the App: (60/12k)

    April Epics Stats from Clubhouse.io
    Magnus Rush Milestone: Launch: 100% Complete
    Announcr Project Spinup: 50% Complete


    • Used Landen to crank out some landing pages for the new idea, which I'm tentatively calling Announcr. https://announcr.landen.co (feedback if you want!)
    • Created dev plan for early prototype and customer validation in Clubhouse
    • Generated placeholder logo
    • Spin up of API/Backend
    • Created new Unity projects and ran experiment on FireTV
    • Looked over insanely positive results from Announcr user survey, and smiled

    [Magnus Rush]

    • Automate invitation emails based on user behavior


    • Begin app prototype, spin up database tables and rough in the basic API
    • Work on customer interview questions
    • Reach out to potential customer for feedback on idea
    • Order some location beacons

    @Harlem for MR increase, and having people to talk to ;)

    Landing page: https://announcr.landen.co
    This is a B2B2C idea. The primary target customer is a business, while consumers are only a small piece of the monetization model. So I have 2 landing pages. Right now the primary one is the consumer-focused one. Should I move the business page to be the primary one? My thinking is that every person I talk to and who visits the site when I ask them to will be a potential user, but only some of those will be potential customers (a business).

    Magnus Rush- Interactive Podcast app and Platform
    Announcr - 'Make a Royal Entrance' Landing Page
    Announcr - Screen Mockup Video
    Announcr - User Survey

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    EPIC by end of April 2019:

    Launch version 1.0 of Words of Metta


    • Final tweaks to the About page
    • Final tweaks to the text generation templates, good enough for v1

    KUDOS: @asmartbear for sharing so much wisdom with the world

    WIP: https://wordsofmetta.com