April 23, 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 April.

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 for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (5/50) 10%

    • 12k MAU for the App: (51/12k)

    April Epics

    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)

    Milestone: Launch: 97% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 91% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS Launch: 100% Complete DONE!

    • [Epic] Mobile App Launch: 100% Complete DONE!

    YESTERDAY

    • Added color code to Sponsored Easy Action type

    • Fixed bug with non-clickable Easy Actions (whoops)

    • Submitted update to App Store

    • Created Bulk Easy Action import functionality for uploading Calls to Action based on Show Notes

    • Created Demo Video showing how to add Easy Actions and what they look like the mobile app, sent to existing user

    • Did the same thing for a non-user, which I am always reluctant to do

    TODAY

    • Take a look at voice commands, which I had to disable due to iOS bug. A recent change may have made them work again

    KUDOS

    @sunshowerlisa good luck today

    @Harlem on hiring her VA!

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and Interactive Podcast platform

    Android App

    iOS App

    SaaS App, for podcasters, make your podcast interactive! Free account period closing soon!

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      So.... what happened with the customer feedback?

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        I haven't gotten a response yet from those I sent, I will need to follow up a few times I think. Am going to try and cold email some others with a much lighter approach. The individual demo videos took a long time to make, and my email was probably WAY too long. I'm really bad at this part so will need to try different things.

  2. 4

    EPIC

    End of 2019

    5 Paying Customers for AutomatedApi (0/5 - it remains unlaunched)

    End of April

    Re-frame my consulting site around my new strategy

    Finish basic site template work to facilitate content marketing around dogfooding AutomatedApi (1/3 templates built)

    YESTERDAY

    • ✓ work to make a client happy - Little side tracked yesterday, feedback from the client suggested horrible outcome but it turned out to be mostly incorrect or mis-communicated early requirements. At any rate, I had some work to do that sidelined pretty much all other items but turned out okay.

    • ✓School stuff - but there's always more :P

    TODAY

    • put up freely available versions of my templates in public to help other .net devs get shit done faster (includes building a simple home page for the shtuff)

    • write up blog post to accompany above

    KUDOS:

    @sunshowerlisa great job getting this far, hope you kill it at that YC interview

    WIP

    AutomatedApi.com

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      In chrome I got an SSL error on your site. I recently setup SSL for my site, happy to help with that if you need any assistance.

      On the site itself - when I read your headline, my immediate question was 'how does it work' - I wanted to see code samples, examples of the kind of endpoints you could host, screenshots, etc. Instead the info I got was kind of stating the obvious (save money, etc). Might be worth putting in more 'how it works' kind of info up front.

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        Thanks for the heads up on the SSL. It's supposed to be automated but it looks like I have some config to fix.

        And actually I'm working on the code samples and such right now. It's a major missing piece of the product at the moment, and one which life has been unfortunately getting in the way of actually working on.

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          I got so sick of this that I started using the automatic certs DigitalOcean provides on their load balancers hehe

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            I may give them a look. I use another service (whose name escapes me right now) too for one site. Azure App Services have some slick extensions that manage LetsEncrypt certs automatically, but it seems I missed a step when migrating this site to it.

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      I got an SSL error as well. It looks like your Let's Encrypt certificate expired on April 9.

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        Thanks for the heads up, I've got that on my list for today.

  3. 4

    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR (3.64 of 5K.)

    By end of April:

    • Validate concept.

    First day of the experiment completed and it looks promising. Average Google Ad CTR for my industry is 2.69%. Jeanius is 19.32%. Average conversion rate for my industry is 2.81%. Jeanius is 36.81%.

    (Will update after 1 week.)

    LAST NIGHT

    • ✓ Hired VA for influencer posts.

    • ✓ Marinated. @csallen dropped another round of wisdom bombs in Sunday retro.

    TONIGHT

    I actually had an epiphany last night based on @csallen's wisdom bomb.

    • Get VA started.

    • Flesh out new landing page for epiphany.

    KUDOS: @csallen. He's the man.

    WIP: Jeanius

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      What was the wisdom bomb epiphany?

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        I want to sit on the epiphany for a hot second. (And likely write a post about it.) I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it, want to make certain it's not a shiny ball and like to see the results of the experiment.

        But @csallen called out @pcattori for thinking too damn small. And picking fruit that wasn't the lowest hanging.

        So we'll see. Yesterday, I picked up my first client for $699. Tonight, I launch a landing page that'll take less than 2 nights to launch.

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      3.64 of 5k? You're killing it. Is that all from Happyendings?

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        (Laughing!) Not 3.64K of 5K. 3.64 of 5000! But I'll get there!

  4. 3

    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. April

      • Get a remote sales job. interviews: 5

      • Do 10 customer interviews. 3/3/40 - interview/accept/ask

    YESTERDAY

    • Schedule 2 sales job interviews for tomorrow.

    • Apply to sales jobs.

    • Edit/personalize/email customer interview questions to the next founder.

    TODAY

    1. Do 2 sales job interviews.

    2. Schedule call w/ job board co-founder.

    3. Drink coffee and review these transcripts.

    4. Do weakness part of SWOT analysis.

    KUDOS

    @sunshowerlisa kick butt today at YC!

    WIP Mindful

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      Great job going after those customer interviews! Any thoughts about you can increase conversion rate from "ask" to "accept"?

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        Thanks and YES! First, I'll start following up w/ folks. Second, reevaluate who and how I'm asking. I think these transcripts will show me several contexts to wrap the benefits of chatting w/ me.

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    • April Epic Create a Landing Page

    • Yesterday Outlined Landing Page contents

    • Today Make an attractive offer for lead capture

    • Kudos @Harlem for making time to marinate

    1. 1

      Thanks, @vcmartins! Sometimes it's the quiet stuff that's hardest so squeeze in.

      Any pre-peeks at the landing page you're concocting?

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        Coming soon!