Daily Stand-up May 16, 2019

Thursday 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 ($3,513.34 of $5,000 - $0 from Jeanius | $2,796.34 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. (3 of 16 published)


    • [Hair Mogul] Record modules 2 and 4.
    • [Happy Endings - Bonus] Review responses to migrate back end to AWS.
    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.


    • [Hair Mogul] Finish financial model for Module 2.
    • [Hair Mogul] Add course material to Teachable.
    • [Happy Endings - Bonus] Start migration process to Render.
    • [Hair Mogul - Bonus] Create resources page.
    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.

    KUDOS: @anuragg! Dude jumped into the fray and saved my from the high costs of Heroku! Thank you!

    WIP: Jeanius, Hair Mogul, Happy Endings

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      Nice job moving off, I need to do the same for a project I have, running 3 separate servers and a DB... heroku is convenient but quickly gets expensive

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        Couldn't agree more! Definitely check out Render! The migration was painless!

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      How much was heroku costing you approx? Just curious

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        $98 exactly.

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


    • Tried out various approaches to improving the quality of generated names for Naminator. Mixed results - nothing deployed yet. I predict a few more days of work before I'll be satisfied with the results. Side note: During testing, it came up with the word 'assfurg' on its own..


    • Continue work on improving the quality of generated names.

    WIP: https://naminator.io

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      Are you certain you can't use 11 Laws? For example, I would think the law of no more than 5 different letters would be quite easy to incorporate.

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        That's a good idea :)

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      Naming indeed is a tough call. At least for me. Took me several weeks, literally, to settle.

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        How much would you have paid for a tool that would've given you really good suggestions? Just curious

        And what did you settle on, and how did you come up with it? If you don't mind sharing?

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          Never really thought about the naming tool and how much I'd fork out for it.

          Well, the name is 25/7 Fixes. The idea was indicating emergency, round the clock availability, and beyond. Took me several weeks because other names were already taken, were too long or were plain dumb.

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    Project: https://257fixes.com

    #01 - Generate US$500 a week in sales, without relying on referrals. All that little work that 25/7 had since its inception was by referral from my previous clients. Wanna build the sales machine independent of me

    #02 - Tripled website visits and generated one sale

    #03 - Finish landing page for the new offering

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      Quick counterpoint...

      without relying on referrals

      Why not lean in to the referrals?

      Do what you can to facilitate more of them?

      If you can create a pretty decent fly wheel there, you never need to look into other (less efficient) forms of growth at all!

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        I want sales not to be dependent on me. Anyway, would greatly appreciate your input.

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          I think I'm missing something here.

          I want sales not to be dependent on me

          You mean you want sales to be more hands off (as in you don't have to talk to customers or reach out to them manually)?

          Or is it more about wanting yourself not to be associated with the business? (eg if you want to sell it soon)

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            The latter.

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    By end of 2019

    • Side project to 10,000 subs
    • Launch a SaaS and get it to 5k MRR

    By end of May

    • 100 subscribers (currently 4 - a long way to go! )
    • 300 visitors per day to my side project


    • 2 subs
    • 1 post added
    • organized bookmarks
    • fixed a bunch of site bugs & added new features like click to tweet, share buttons, etc.
    • Did a bit of reaching out to people to setup interviews (low response, nobody wants to be featured on my site :( )


    • Engaged on social
    • Research, 2 posts, 1 podcast, then wrote another post about ConvertKit
    • Fixed a bunch of site issues
    • Wrote a post
    • 4 subs total now

    @Harlem - progress on course modules for Hair Mogul, wtg!

    WIP: SaaS Genius

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      Thanks for the kudos and welcome to the party! Beautiful WIP!

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      looks nice

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        Thank you!

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      Great idea!

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    By end of May

    • Launch Link Drop


    • Nothing had too much work


    • Launched a Show IH


    • @Harlem for saving tons of money on hosting

    WIP linkdrop.co

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    End of May
    -Have beta users and names for both projects


    • Got the majority of Wheres My Art working.


    • I need to clean up some design stuff and make sure the login is bug free.
    • I pushed my other idea to the app store so fingers crossed it gets approved
    • I have a technical interview with a startup this afternoon

    WIP: https://wheresmyart.com/

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      Hope your interview went well!

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      I hope you're not giving up on Maker's List just yet. Have you asked @csallen for his brutal candid feedback. He may have some helpful insights...

      I could just imagine communities like MMM eating it up!

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    1. By May I would like to finish the database programming for the MVP and move onto the front-end coding.

    2. Yesterday I worked on the database coding.

    3. Today I am currently working on database coding.

    4. I don't know how to share a WIP :( Can someone explain please?

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      Pop a link into your post at the bottom :) Work In Progress!

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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: 4/30 Done
    • [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: 78% Complete
    • [Announcr] Prototype Location Client App for live demos: 67% Complete


    • [Announcr] Still didn't get to the updated video or sounds
    • [Announcr] Investigated options for BLE Beacons
    • [Announcr] Added location arrival and inside announcement messages
    • [Announcr] Showing current distance to location
    • [Announcr] Added GPS location timeout functionality to help ensure position stability
    • [Announcr] Added more FB profile information to the user profile (hometown, job)


    • [Announcr] Make an updated demo video and blast it out to the Twitter world
    • [Announcr] Add SoundFX and Ambient Music

    @genemachine for a great start on SaasGenius


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      Looking forward to the blast!

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      Announcr looks interesting. Kinda wild, but really cool!

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      What did you end up using for course software?

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      As of your #2. I'm somewhat tracking / benchmarking / assessment obsessed. It's actually quite a useful obsession to have.