April 17, 2019

Wednesday 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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    EPIC

    1. *2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. April

      • Get a remote sales job. interviews: 1

      • Do 10 customer interviews. 3/2/15 - interviewed/scheduled/requested

    YESTERDAY

    • Did a customer interview.

    • Apply to sales jobs.

    • Sent emails to ask for customer interviews.

    TODAY

    1. Apply to sales jobs.

    2. Schedule next customer interview.

    3. Email for customer interviews.

    4. Schedule emails for tomorrow.

    5. Finish SWOT analysis.

    KUDOS

    @TonyMaguire congrats on your New client and launch!

    @chazie9 keep your eyes on your customer's problem - their success through your making is your success!

    @pcattori Welcome bruh and nice update!

    WIP Mindful

    side note

    Wish me luck tomorrow, going to a sales job fair tomorrow. The goal is to get a job and market intel.

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      Sending you all* the good vibes!

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        Thanks, girl, I need ALL the good vibes I can get! LOL

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    April Goal:

    • Get 5 new creators

    Yesterday:

    • worked on backend image processing workflow

    • worked on some blog posts

    • got rejected from YC - this hurt, I knew it was a long shot but still, might need to do some revaluation

    Today:

    • Fix my nav bar on Safari/Mobile

    • Finish up backend workflow I started yesterday

    • Reach out to 5 creators

    • Decide which day I should "launch" next week

    WIP:

    https://www.makerspartlist.com

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      Getting rejected from YC is no biggie - pick yourself up and keep going!

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    EPIC by end of April 2019:

    Launch version 1.0

    YESTERDAY

    nada

    TODAY

    • "About" page v0.9 is done

    KUDOS: @ShivamSinghania for deciding to not hold back and to share his ideas with the world

    WIP: https://wordsofmetta.com

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    EPIC

    • By end of 2019: 1K MRR

    • By end of April: Complete iteration 1 contract

    (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JrwxuUSi-FlwVRp2cTc4fCP-VwwwmU2K-tKn0cVCAE4/edit?usp=sharing)

    Specifically:

    • 5 recorded user interviews

    • 3 designs for the meal plan user flow

    • 1 paper prototype + 3 user tests

    • Build code prototype

    • Deploy code prototype

    Yesterday

    ✓ Simplified tags in paper prototype (just having a "new" tag for now)

    ✓ Designed "servings" selection for each meal in paper prototype

    ✓ Identified 12 recipes (3 for meals list + 9 for menu suggestions) to use as sample data for user testing

    ✓ Posted my progress on indiehackers.com for the 1st time :)

    Today

    • Make paper prototype artifacts for the 12 recipes

    • Schedule 1st user test for the paper prototype

    Kudos: @chazie9 for keepin' on and not letting the YC news slow you down!

    WIP: Shuffle Chef - your recipes on shuffle

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      Hey! Missed your first post here on IH, but welcome!

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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: 95% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 80% Complete

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

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

    YESTERDAY

    • Send email out to mobile app waiting list to let them know app is released

    TODAY

    • Client work

    • Brief exploration of a web version of MR

    KUDOS

    @Harlem for getting back on track, without being eaten by dragons. Maybe next time

    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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      Love to see the progress!

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        Thanks, Jim!

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      (Laughing!) Only if I'm lucky.

      Checked out your response to my question from yesterday. Very cool you're getting actionable feedback from customers! You're slaying your 2019 goal re hosts. What's working?

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        I had some signups after my initial Medium post, and gained 2 more since then during the Early Access. Now that the app is out I will need to encourage people to add interactivity to the platform. I am hoping to make some great strides on that front in the next couple of weeks. Those should become testimonials over time and prove the model.

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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of April:

    • Validate concept.

    LAST NIGHT

    • ✓ Get my ass back on track!

    • ✓ Set up Google ad and tag manager.

    • ✓ More exploration re how to put together a compilation page in Gatsby.

    TONIGHT

    • Start validation experiment.

    • Time box adding content to experiment.

    • Finish up Privacy Policy.

    • Publish an influencer post.

    • Get my ass back on social media.

    ASK

    Anyone out there know their way around Gatsby? I've a GraphQL query question...

    KUDOS: A warm welcome to @pcattori! Thanks for joining the stand up party!

    WIP: Jeanius

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      that privacy policy seems to be taking quite a while :P

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        (LAUGHING!) I know. I know. Privacy policies are not sexy. Ugh. Such grunt work. Finally managed to cross that sucker off my list last night! (Thanks for holding me accountable!)

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      I haven't used Gatsby, I'm using Next, but I do use graphQL (apollo and prisma) maybe I can help

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        Know anything about querying JS files versus MD files? I'm only able to query the images and the path, but none of the content. (Thanks for the offer to help!)

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      good on you for getting on the graphql train, super useful tool that.

      Unfortunately I'm a .Net dev so Gatsby is way outside my wheelhouse atm.

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        Yeah. It's my first query language. And from a learning perspective, I'm glad to dabble. (Grinning) From a get my site online... not so damn hot.

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      How goes the epic?