Daily Stand-up May 10, 2019

TGIF 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 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.


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

    5K MR ($2,115.24 of $5,000 - $0 from Jeanius | $2,097.34 from Hair Mogul | $18 from Happy Endings)

    To respond to @aliakhtar, my first course has clocked $4,893, thus far. (But I hit reset when 1 May 2019 hit.)

    By end of May

    • [Hair Mogul] Create 6 of 13 modules for online course. (2 of 6 created)
    • [Jeanius] Add second VA.
    • [Jeanius] Add 16 posts of content. (1 of 16 published)


    • [Hair Mogul] Sent final email before course enrollment starts.
    • [Hair Mogul] Chose Teachable for online course platform.
    • [Hair Mogul] Began set up of Teachable.
    • [Hair Mogul] Start adding content for Intro and Module 1 to Teachable.
    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.
    • [Jeanius] Give 2nd VA a start time.


    • [Hair Mogul] Finish orientation.
    • [Hair Mogul] Finish set up of Teachable.
    • [Hair Mogul] Finish content for Intro and Module 1.
    • [Hair Mogul] Start adding content for Intro and Module 1 to Teachable.
    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.
    • [Jeanius] Respond to 2nd VA re start time.
    • [Hair Mogul - Bonus] Create outline for pillar post.
    • [Hair Mogul - Bonus] Create resources page for first module.

    KUDOS: @patrickgordon and his recommitment to the Indie Hacker dream!

    WIP: Jeanius, Hair Mogul, Happy Endings

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      You’re killing it with that course. Did you have a mailing list built out? How are you acquiring customers?

      1. 2

        Thank you! I did. That sucker was 8 years in the making. (Smiling) It feels like cheating. I sent out a few emails and boosted a post on an existing platform.

  2. 5

    Epic: Launch Naminator, Bianna, and Dating site by end of 2019. Have one of them gain traction.

    Today: Finally finished re-architecting Naminator’s backend to allow for a progress percentage to be shown while names are being generated.

    Tomorrow: Integrate the new backend with the front end, get that damn progress percentage to finally show up.

    WIP: https://naminator.io

  3. 5

    2019 EPIC

    • 5 paying customers for Automated API
    • grow Threadbase.io by 25 paying users
    • 250 downloads of DotNetNitro artifacts (code or extension)


    • Get content trickling for Threadbase as demonstrated by 4 articles and 4 email chain additions
    • Launch DotNetNitro as demonstrated by live site with link to deployed artifact, downloadable source code for 4 templates, and install-able VS 2019 extension.
    • Get AutomatedAPI live and running as demonstrated by 10 alpha users (0/10)


    • [DNN] Blog Post
    • [Threadbase] Review existing onboarding emails
    • [class] NoSQL coursework (semester complete and I successfully min-maxed my way through it...that's how life balance happens)
    • [DNN] started onboarding email chain and mailing list
    • Started an actual content calendar to keep myself writing and producing publicly on a more regular basis


    • [AutomatedAPI] still scoping but should have next steps finalized before Sunday
    • [Threadbase] Research and plan 4 email chain additions, complete at least 1 before Sunday
    • [DNN] Assemble v0.1 of the VS2019 extension and publish to marketplace before Monday
    • [DNN] Put already roughed templates out in public on Github before Monday
    • [DNN] Update site to link to source code and VS Extension download before Monday
    • [DNN & AutomatedAPI] Plan and rough out How-To guide leveraging DNN template and adding integraions with AutomatedAPI (stretch)


    AutomatedAPI.com, DotNetNitro.com, Threadbase.io

    1. 2

      Holy hell, you're busy! I just checked out DotNetNitro for the first time! Awesome!

      1. 1

        Thanks, it's actually an extension of something I thought could help me deliver faster for clients, figure I ought to just share some of it. Dunno if it ever generates money in the future, but I'm happy if it all it does is help other devs work faster. Should help me get eyeballs and build a list too.

        I mean, there's plenty of money and work to go around :P Why not share...

    2. 2

      pretty cool

  4. 5

    2019 Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (5/50) 10%
    • [Magnus Rush] 12k MAU for the App: (65/12k)
    • [Announcr] Build prototype and try to sell it to a customer

    May Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] Automate podcast outbound emails based on user activity: 100% 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: 0/1
    • [Announcr] Prototype Consumer App for live demos: 42% Complete
    • [Announcr] Prototype Location Client App for live demos: 67% Complete


    • [Magnus Rush] - Finally found a solution to incorrect audio DSP timing
    • [Announcr] (App) Save announcements to DB
    • [Announcr] (App) Finished audio/announcement queue! Way harder than I thought it was for multi-part messages


    • [Announcr] Revise customer script, write down what I want the prototype to do in a description format, how I'd demo it exactly in its raw form
    • [Magnus Rush] Take MR on a long ride and test it



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    1. 2019
      • $25K annual revenue
    2. May
      • $2000 in sales


    • Optimize my resume layout to be recruiter/director friendly.
    • Follow up to get recommendations/testimonials.


    1. Find and cross-check 50 founder problems against mine.

    Get clarity on the market and the customer!

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      You seem to be moving pretty fast writing that content. Nice job

      1. 1

        Definitely moving faster than my ass!