Daily Stand-up February 15, 2020

Saturday Stand Up!

Janice @Janice

What will you accomplish by end of February?
What did you do yesterday to work toward your goal?
What will you do today?

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    To accomplish by end of February
    Adding 300 subscribers to HelloClouders - Easiest way to learn cloud, specifically AWS

    What did you do yesterday to work toward your goal?
    Answering some questions on technical forums

    What will you do today?
    Contacting some people via email

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    I hope to grow IH by about 5% in February. So far we're on track to grow by about 10%, thanks in part to Google suddenly decide to include lots of IH posts in their Discover feature.

    Yesterday and today I worked adding recommended links to the sidebar when viewing a post or milestone. If you're viewing a post, it shows more posts from that author + either more posts from that group (if the post is in a group) or trending posts from the rest of the site (if the post isn't in the group). If you're viewing a milestone, it shows today's milestones leaderboard.

    Making room for these links required some redesign work on the rest of the post page (moving the author below the title, etc.). I think it looks better than it ever has in the past. I've probably tweaked the design of post pages more than any other page on the site, because I really want posts to look good enough for people to consider using IH as a blogging platform like Harry Dry does. Of course there are lots of other changes I need to do to get that to happen besides just aesthetic design work.

    My hope is that this will help people discover more interesting and useful posts from their favorite authors and topics on IH. It's also good real estate for us to promote various things in the future if we choose to do so.

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    What will you accomplish by end of February?

    4 Projects Launched

    What did you do yesterday to work toward your goal?

    So close to finishing up project #2 for Feb, was really hoping to launch today, but fount myself with bloodshot eyes at 3AM with more to do. So it is!

    Got mobile support for our app

    Wired up missing things

    Squished bugs

    Finished cropping around 2250 images manually as our test data
    (┛ಠ_ಠ)┛彡┻━┻

    Finished tagging 750 of them
    (┛ಠ_ಠ)┛彡┻━┻

    What will you do today?

    Finish him!

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    Janice I'm on a learning mode.

    You can imagine I'm a complete newbie: who I define as someone who has less than 1,000 subscribers and has not made her first $1,000 online.

    Yearly I make in the middle eight figures offline but yet to understand how to make one tenth of that online.

    I've written five books and developed a couple of products for online sales but none is generating a dime.

    I recently learned I was putting the cart before the horse by going for products first. I was made to understand the tripod of Message, Platform, and Audience,

    I have the message and platform but no audience. The solution?

    I've registered in two high end courses to learn how to get my 1000 true fans.

    To accomplish by end of February: the redesign of my website would have been completed - started over six moths ago.

    Yesterday I continued learning how to make irresistible offers to engage readers and convert to subscribers.

    Today I'm learning how to use demand matrix to segment customers.

    It's a long march to freedom.

    Thanks for asking Janice.

    I would appreciate feedback.

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    By the end of February
    Validate if the problem I am solving is worth solving
    (show landing page to target audience and know their thoughts)

    ........

    Yesterday

    • Sent landing page personally to a few potential users
    • Got tons of feedback
      Link: https://particle.systems ...please check :)

    ........

    Today
    I will refine the landing page based on the feedback

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    Context: I'm working on Send a Postcard Online - making sending postcards online as easy as sending a text message 📩

    Every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) I offer 1 free physical postcard that can be sent to anyone in the US. Hopefully that's enough of an incentive to get early beta testers and gather feedback along the way.

    Visit sendapostcardonline.com/?cc=indiehacker - the link will automatically apply the coupon (if someone already hasn't claimed it yet — as of writing this no one has).

    Now on to the standup:

    What will you accomplish by end of February?

    I'm hoping to get a campaign ready with a popular Instagrammer by featuring their designs that people can send.

    What did you do yesterday to work toward your goal?

    I only work on the weekends 😌

    What will you do today?

    I'm going to try to polish up the confirmation page to allow a viral sharing mechanism. I've also gotten some feedback around making the "Complete Later" feature (where you don't need to know the recipient's address) more prominent.

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    • By the end of Feb, I want to have at least 100 newsletter subscribers for MakerList
    • Yesterday I was training for an upcoming climbing competition 🧗🏾‍♂️
    • Today I plan on finishing the desktop landing page of MakerList

    In case you're curious MakerList is a curated feed of indie maker content, if you maintain a blog, podcast, or some other form of media related to indie making please hit my DM.

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      Tried to sub to your newsletter, is this you https://www.producthunt.com/posts/makerlist?
      if so the link on PH 404s

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        No, I haven't launched on PH. MVP is still being built but you can send me your email to [email protected] and ill be happy to add you to the wait list.

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          Sent :)