April 24, 2019

Wednesday Edition: Daily Stand Up!

Hump day hustle!

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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    • April Epic Create a Landing Page

    • Yesterday Made an attractive offer for lead capture

    • Today Finalize copy for landing page

    • Kudos @helengriffinjr for chasing down customers to interview!

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      Thanks! Have you shown/test your lead capture offer to users?

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        Soon!

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      If you need any help with the landing page let me know :)

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    EPIC for April:

    • Get 5 New Creators (1/5)

    Yesterday:

    • I did sales outreach and hopefully got a new customer

    • Discovered prisma is super memory intensive and can crash my server

    Today

    • More sales outreach

    • plan out approach to migrate from heroku to digitalocean

    WIP: https://www.makerspartlist.com

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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

    • Went back to see if Voice Commands were ready for prime time, still some Audio Issues on iOS I would need to sort out though.

    TODAY

    • Email the rest of the early adopter cohort to get back some feedback on both the app and the SaaS platform

    • Do some more investigation on an epiphany I had yesterday on an unrelated project...

    KUDOS

    @Harlem on banking LOOT

    @helengriffinjr on continuing the job hunt SLOG

    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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      Yup, it's a slog, but getting help to make it not so.

      Good luck on a speedy reply w/ your customer feedback!

    2. 1

      (Laughing!) Epiphanies seem to abound this week! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

      Looking forward to the report re user feedback today!

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        OK lol! I emailed you :)

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    By end of 2019:

    100 (paying) customers

    By end of April:

    15 (non-paying) users is complete -- we hit 16 yesterday

    Yesterday:

    Cold emailing

    Interviewed, reinterviewed and got rejected from YC

    Today:

    Some soul-searching, figuring out next steps. Turns out you maybe SHOULD determine demand before building the thing. So, we're going to reach out to folks and basically ask them why they're NOT interested in saving 60% on their cloud bill, and what we could be doing better.

    Kudos: @Harlem for her customer!

    WIP: Sunshower.io

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      I was doing the same thing, building with they will come mentality. You really do need to be talking to customers the whole time.

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    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

    • Did 2 sales job interviews.

    • Scheduled call w/ job board co-founder.

    • Start reviewing these transcripts.

    • Do weakness part of SWOT analysis.

    TODAY

    1. Do customer interview.

    2. Follow up w/ open recipients about interviews.

    3. Review these transcripts.

    4. Categorize customer insight, feedback, & data.

    5. Do opportunities part of SWOT analysis.

    KUDOS

    @Harlem on getting that 1st customer! Woohoo!

    WIP Mindful

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      Thanks, @helengiffin! Hopefully, that wasn't an anomaly!

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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR ($702.64 of $5,000 - $3.64 from Jeanius | $699 from epiphany)

    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%.

    (Update coming tomorrow!)

    LAST NIGHT

    • ✓ Got VA started.

    • ✓ Fleshed out new landing page for epiphany.

    • ✓ Landed first customer for epiphany.

    TONIGHT

    • Check VA's first task for Jeanius.

    • Publish landing page for epiphany.

    • Run Google Ads experiment on landing page.

    KUDOS: Just one more shout out for @csallen wisdom bombs.

    WIP: Jeanius

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      Your WIP looks good. The problem of fitting online clothes is a big one. Guys hate shopping.....

      1. 1

        (Laughing!) Thanks!

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      @Harlem love the Jeanius designs :) The font & drawing style goes so well together – amazing job!

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        Wow! Thank you!