March 19, 2019

Tuesday 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 March.

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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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of March:

    • 馃檶馃従Launched 12 March 2019. (Will share WIP during end of month retro)

    • Publish 18 articles. (18/18 determined, 8/18 written, 6/18 published)

    • Conduct 3 post experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69%.

    • Increase organic growth from 0 to 11 persons (6 of 11).

    • Persuade an additional 15 influencers to contribute posts. (11/15)

    YESTERDAY

    • Worked on scraping algorithm.

    • Added photos to Round Up post.

    • Added external links to Pillar article #1.

    TODAY

    • Finish scraping algorithm.

    • Add affiliate links to Round Up post.

    • Set up experiment #1 via Google ads.

    • Create two new influencer posts.

    • Follow up with influencers.

    • Create template for Reviews post.

    • Create outline for next Pillar post.

    • Finish adding rich snippets.

    • Redesign navigation.

    KUDOS: @Davey for breaking up his mountain. Look forward to reading how those three small tasks fared!

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    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. March

      • Get a remote job.

      • Get 20 people to say this is not a real problem & reject my value proposition.

      • Get 10 customers to confirm a real problem.

      • Schedule customer interviews/calls.

    YESTERDAY

    • Apply for jobs.

    • Daily customer research. Identify the best 2-3 channels/users who actively talk/ask questions about the problem using those SEO terms/phrases.

    TODAY on repeat

    • Apply for jobs.

    • Daily customer research.

      1. Find users/chats using SEO terms/phrases to actively talk about a problem.

      2. Identify the 10 specific channels.

      • Surfing on FB, twitter w/out a designation isn't enough & tedious.

      • Find active lead sources where I can observe, learn & engage in.

    • Daily keyword research.

      1. Search top 3 SEO results for each term and see what else pops up.

    WIP Mindful

    side note

    Okay, for whatever reason I'm in a lazy ass mood today. Woke up at a decent hour and still couldn't muster up any care to do anything responsible today. I not going to hit any of my March epics with this attitude. So, I brought my ass to Starbucks to surround myself with college kids studying, freelancers working and professionals meeting. Feel free to check me to keep me off Netflix and YouTube ;-)

    1. 2

      Welcome to my every day life after work. Motivation is tough to come by when there's always a happy hour. And great job staying on top of the job/numbers game!