April 3, 2019

Wednesday Edition: Daily Stand Up!

Hump day, baby! Let's 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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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of April:

    • Conduct 3 post experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69% - First experiment: 6.15%

    • Double organic growth from 10 to 20 persons.

    • Double social growth from 49 to 98 persons.

    • Publish 15 articles - Planned: 1 of 15 | Written: 1 of 15 | Published: 0 of 15

    By end of week:

    • All posts migrated from WP to Gatsby - 4 of 15

    • 3 new articles published - 0 of 3

    YESTERDAY

    • Added Google analytics.

    • Migrated another 5 influencer posts.

    • Continued to work on styles for How-To post.

    • Wrote outline for new article.

    • Responded to influencers.

    TODAY

    • Finish migration of how-to posts.

    • Get started on Privacy policy.

    • Customize page metadata.

    • Get started on 404 page.

    KUDOS: To @Davey. Here is to bold epics and the will to tackle 'em!

    WIP: Search for "Jeanius" in Google (page 3 or 4). (Grinning) Click on the one with "ass" in the title.

    1. 2

      Look at you getting your ass ranked on Google 馃槀 Congrats on your launch! Are you going to marketplace route w/ stylists/brands or algorithms to match brands to users' shopping receipts and preferences?

      1. 2

        I've actually dropped in the rankings... I assume that was due to my below average speeds.

        Definitely not the first... didn't quite understand the latter...expound?

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          "algorithms to match brands to users' shopping receipts and preferences" - oh, I remember listening to a podcast where a startup was using shoppers' receipts in their inboxes for recommendations and return reminders.

  2. 3

    IRT PullManager.com

    EPIC

    By End of April:

    Full Public Release

    By End of 2019:

    Have this product still going and growing. Some may see that as too vague, but as someone with a few failed SaaS, this would be quite the improvement.

    YESTERDAY

    Got a new puppy last week and it's still taking a lot of my time and stress....but was able to smooth out a lot of prod issues and bugs.

    TODAY

    Get it to a point to open the doors for public beta!

    Kudos: All y'all shipping and hacking

    1. 1

      How'd it go with getting ready for open beta?

      1. 1

        Looks like it is pretty good to go. I am doing a few more smoke tests and will be posting an update that ungated access will be open shortly.

  3. 3

    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    Get 100 paying customers. 0/100 so far

    By end of April:

    Release Brooklet Premium

    Get 5 paid users: 0/5 so far

    YESTERDAY

    Begin building Goals, the first Premium feature

    Collect more feedback, I've had two other users contact me and both had good things to say. They also had some great feedback so I have added tickets for those stories.

    TODAY

    Finish Goals

    Address user feedback work

    Get a release out

    Kudos to @sunshowerlisa, the website looks excellent!

    WIP - Brooklet

  4. 3

    By end of 2019:

    500 users (minimum 100)

    By end of April:

    Eight more users (doubling current count), improve UI/UX for optimization result reporting

    Yesterday:

    Big ol' strategy meeting about SEO keywords, Twitter, and other ways to get in front of folks

    Wrote & submitted a CFP for HashiConf Seattle about automatic generation of Terraform files

    Followed 30+ folks on Twitter between corporate & personal accounts

    (Not the most productive since I was on the road a lot)

    Today:

    Following up with current/prospective users

    More driving :(

    Meeting with one CEO with a lot of connections, hoping he can show me some ropes/give me some ideas

    Going to a Sales Workshop since it seems like doing my own prospecting is going to be a thing till the marketing ball really starts rolling

    WIP Sunshower.io

    1. 1

      I drive a lot too! Stay safe, and good luck at your meetings!

  5. 2

    EPIC - By end of 2019:

    1k MR

    By end of April:

    Launch initial version of product (a blockchain-focussed job site).

    YESTERDAY

    Began working on code for job scraper.

    TODAY

    Let admins edit and then publish scraped jobs.

    1. 1

      Welcome to the stand up party! How long have you been working on your hustle?

      1. 1

        Thanks! So far I've worked on it for about a month, part-time, max. a few hours per week.

  6. 2

    Moved the needle!

    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Augmented Podcasts: (4/50) 8%

    • 12k MAU for the App: (31/12k)

    April Epics

    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)

    Milestone: Launch: 77% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 65% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS Launch: 79% Complete

    • [Epic] Mobile App Launch: 85% Complete

    YESTERDAY

    • Added email notifications for New Episodes, New Voice Messages, and User Voice Message transcription

    • Added "Go Pro?" app popup for mobile app when user is out of free bookmarks or voice memos

    • Improved size of UI buttons on Rating and Tipping interfaces

    TODAY

    • Small UI tweaks to mobile app and SaaS

    KUDOS

    @sunshowerlisa for getting out in the world and meeting people!

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

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      Curious what's the 35% left on your marketing plate...

      1. 1
        • Medium post

        • Do 3 conversations with SaaS users about possible promotion

        • Do some episodes of my own podcast using MR

        • Follow up with beta testers, try to get some testimonials

  7. 2

    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. April

      • Get a remote sales job.

      • Do 10 customer interviews.

    YESTERDAY

    • Apply to 3 jobs a day.

    • Did/submit a video job application.

    • Review & take notes on my customer interview.

    • Review & organize customers' objections.

    TODAY

    1. Apply to 3 jobs a day.

    2. Schedule job interview.

    3. Apply to more extra video job applications.

    4. Follow up on job applications.

    5. Review & take notes on customer interviews.

    6. Review & organize customers' objections.

    7. Ask leads to be survey respondents or customer interviewers.

    8. Finish reviewing my MicroConf notes for cold outreach.

    WIP Mindful

    KUDOS

    Everybody who's keeping their head up and fighting the good fight no matter the outcome.

    side note

    I got a lot to do today. I'm going to do as much as I can and then automate the rest to cover for the week. Giving myself the day off tomorrow to celebrate w/ my mom's health and my birthday.

    1. 3

      This seems awesome. I signed up!

      1. 1

        Awesome! Nice to meet ya, Lisa. I'll forward you my info shortly so we can connect and chat.

    2. 2

      Happy Birthday Helen! 馃巶

      It was great to meet you at Microconf!

      1. 1

        Hey Johnny, thanks! Yeah, it was great meeting you as well. Keep me posted on your progress.

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    hello