While we wait for Season 2 to start, Justin answers listener questions: 1. How do you launch if you don't have an audience? 2. The inside story about Build & Launch projects, and how Justin did it
While we wait for Season 2 to start, Justin answers listener questions:
Derek Moreno and Hassan both asked this question.
Your product needs a target market, and you need a way of reaching that target market.
Mike Dario asked:
Find the time and energy each day, for sure. Staying focused and on-task.
I used Sprintly (project management software). I'd log in each day, look at what I had to do in my backlog, and do that.
I'd like to do the "next iteration" sprint for each of the projects. Example: for Network Effects, I'd go out and try to get the first 10 customers in a week (record my sales calls, etc).
Network Effects and the WordPress plugin were definitely big projects; but the hardest was probably writing the book by myself.
Giving up control. In the past, I've been a lone wolf. Sharing everything with a partner was hard at first, but definitely a good decision in terms of our ability to get things done.
I really wanted to kick my own butt into gear. I knew that committing to building and launching something every week would force me to just do it.
Most software projects I think are too big. A really long book (100+ pages) would be difficult as well.
It was really helpful in terms of focusing on creating the smallest, tiniest version of each project. Not much harmful actually.
Lol. I'll have to get her on the show and have her talk about her side. ;)
An average of 2 hours a day (14 hours a week). Most of this was after work, with big chunks on weekends.
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