🧠 I'm complicated- Antigua, Guatemala
I’m a coding addict. I code too much and complicate things. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so, unless you want to make money…
⬜ Minimalism, can you dig it?
- I’ve been seeing more minimal stuff lately and it’s inspiring
- I mentioned Paul Jarvis last time but have you seen his start-up too? So minimal, so delicious.
- Mubs is building a SaaS 1 hour per day and made an MVP in just 20h! He keeps it minimal so he can move fast.
- Pieter Levels earns 65k / month with 1 PHP file and SQLite. What’s more minimal than that?
- IMO minimalism is not just an aesthetic, these guys live it. How can I be more minimal? 🤔
I’ve invented the KIMM principal - “Keep it minimal man”
🎁 I promised you photos
So what did I do since Wednesday? Well I updated Panda Snap of course!
It’s LIVE too! So sign-up and check it all out 🤙
🧭 What about this week bru?
- Less code, more marketing
- I’ve got 500 sign-ups but fewer active users. I’ll re-target inactive users to show the latest improvements.
- Start my content marketing strategy. I plan to show off tasty designs that you can save directly to Panda Snap.
- Create ‘Panda Slack’ for support and feedback - i.e. a slack channel with a cool name 🐼
🧠 Rethinking my workflow
- If I’m coding too much then perhaps it’s time for a change
- My buddy @jamalx31 has a cool strategy to split his time (he just launched a start-up too btw)
- This article on the PARI system has some good ideas too
- So going forward I’ll dedicate time each day on different ‘areas’ instead of specific tasks. Hopefully I code less and business more.
🛸 It’s been 6 months already?!
I’m halfway through my year of start-ups. Crazy right?
- I’ve launched 4 products
- Made <$100 (but who cares
- Discovered that starting a company is !#&*ing hard
- Learned a lot, made friends, had fun. So far, so good I’d say!
- (A detailed blog post coming soon)
🤯 Random free ideas
- MarkdownMail - a minimalist email client where you send/receive in markdown with a Sublime look. Why? Emails are ugly and inconsistent. I want to read/write good-looking emails easily.
- WebParser - web scraping is powerful but tedious to automate. This would expose an API to scrape stuff easily.
- Rate my polly - governments seems more corrupt every year. I would love a site to praise the good and scold the bad politicians.
🍕 (Bonus) Tasty designs I found
Panda Snap is all about inspiring designs so why not promote them?