May 9, 2019

Thursday 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 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.

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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    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: 41% Complete

    • [Announcr] Prototype Location Client App for live demos: 51% Complete

    YESTERDAY

    • [Magnus Rush] - Got my second iOS IAP monthly subscriber! $6.87 earned after iTunes and currency exchange rates. Note.. one of the subscribers is in AUS!

    • [Announcr] (App) Added UI button to choose all random

    • [Announcr] (App) Added announcement options into database instead of hardcoding into app

    TODAY

    • [Announcr] Continue work on queue

    • [Announcr] Add support for custom/premium items (at least visually)

    • [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

    KUDOS

    PENDING

    WIPs

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      You're on a roll man, that's awesome. Which app are these people subscribing for - Magnus Rush? How are people finding the app?

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        Yes, for the consumer podcast app. No paying customers yet on the SaaS, it's currently free. They're finding organically I am guessing!

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          At least this is a great validation of your idea, people clearly need it.You might want to find out how they're finding you and double down on that source.

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      Ooh. Just noticed you hit your May goal re email automation! Nice!

      1. 1

        :)

  2. 5

    EPIC

    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)

    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)

    LAST NIGHT

    • [Hair Mogul] Create account for affiliate marketing.

    • [Hair Mogul] Research online course platforms.

    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.

    TONIGHT

    • [Hair Mogul] Create resources page for first module.

    • [Hair Mogul] Decide whether to onboard with online course platform.

    • [Hair Mogul] Finish orientation.

    • [Hair Mogul] Create outline for pillar post.

    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.

    • [Jeanius] Give 2nd VA a start time.

    KUDOS: @Davey who pulled his first paying subscriber! Awwwwww yeah!

    WIP: Jeanius, Hair Mogul, Happy Endings

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      Wait, $2k? Last I heard it was $4 i believe? What happened here

  3. 4

    01 May Epic - Validate Idea

    02 Yesterday - Write Day 3 content (week-long minicourse)

    03 Today - Write Day 4 content - halfway done!

    04 Kudos - @harlem - getting down to the wire with the course launch!

    05 WIP - decodedatascience.com

    1. 1

      Indeed!

  4. 4

    Epic:

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

    Today:

    • Spent time learning about SQS and did preliminary work for re-architecting the backend of Naminator to handle queueing / improve speed / be able to show progress percentage.

    Tomorrow:

    • Finish the re-architecting and be able to show progress percentage while names are being generated.

    WIP: https://naminator.io

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      Ooh! What's your dating app about?

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        Just an idea I’ve had laying around, but basically, if you like someone, you could play a game with them, by guessing their answers to questions , and they guess your answer to the same question. The more guesses you both get right about each other, the higher your compatibility and the lower the cost to finally send a message to them (no free messages)

        It’s the last idea on my list because I’m not sure for a strategy on acquiring users. I’ve found that reddit, Facebook, Instagram, all don’t allow Dating apps to advertise unless you have a big budget.

  5. 3

    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    Generate 1k MRR from something. Current projects on the cards:

    Projects on the cards:

    • interior mood boards - collab project with my wife who is a SME. I'm doing the tech and she's doing all the marketing/positioning work

    • Limen - another instagram scheduling app, but with a focus on ensuring the page looks beautiful and with a more fair pricing structure.

    • albertrm - on the back burner; need to stop until I do some marketing and figure out if I've got a product fit. I stopped using it personally which indicates that I don't if I can't get the value myself. Think it needs to be an actual app rather than web app??

    By end of May:

    Launch interior mood boards.

    LAST NIGHT

    • [interior-mood-boards] finished designs in figma for the buy page

    • [interior-mood-boards] got sign off from the wife for said designs

    TONIGHT

    • [interior-mood-boards] implement the designs as they currently stand

    Been a while since I started actively engaging in IH. Life got in the way, but a recent holiday has re-invigorated my desire for financial freedom and for cutting my own path. I am going to pursue that more relentlessly this year.

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      Yes! Yes! Yes! (Smiling) Holidays have a way of putting life into perspective, no?

      Welcome to the stand up party!

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        Thanks \o/

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    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $25K annual revenue
    2. May

      • $2000 in sales - $50: flip

    YESTERDAY

    • List my current/past founder problems.

    TODAY

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

    2. Optimize my resume layout to be recruiter/director friendly.

    3. Follow up to get recommendations/testimonials.

    KUDOS

    pending

    WIP

    Get clarity on the market and the customer!

    side note Finally got the balls (or ovaries) at the 11th hour and did my task yesterday. Surprising enough it gave me hope. I saw certain trends and issues repeating in one form or the other. This list is worth marinating overnight before I cook up a storm.

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      (Laughing!) I always like to say I found the tits...

      Anything discovered worth sharing?