Sunday Coffee ☕️ #0040

March 21, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to the 40th edition of Sunday Coffee ☕️

It's always exciting to try something new. I'm doing that this weekend - a new video tutorial series about Webflow.

A lot of people reach out to me after reading my blog asking "what tech stack do you use".

They're surprised when I say, "it's just Webflow".

Them: "Must have taken a lot of time?"

Me: "Nope, actually 3-4 hours on one weekend."

Them: 🤯

So I thought - why not show you?

👉 Webflow for Blogging: Free Tutorial Series

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Published by DelightChat Tribe

Sankalp and I talked to Diego Rios of Markeko about Micro-SaaS, Shopify apps and Programmatic SEO. We discuss:

  • Designing your life from Ramen income to bigger problems.
  • Use Google or Shopify autocomplete to come up with product ideas.
  • What is Micro-Saas?
  • Problem > Distribution > Product
  • Why we don't write a single line of code until we know the needs/customer.
  • Listen to your customers first before building new features.
  • The best hack is hard work. If you roll the dice enough times, you will get lucky eventually.
  • Programmatic SEO: how to build organic traffic and validate landing pages for B2B.

Listen to the podcast here.

Sankalp wrote about managing API permissions using Django.

I wrote a short blog this week: Lesser artists borrow; great artists steal

Interesting links from the Interweb

High agency is a prerequisite for making a profound impact in one's life & work. Some people are born with it, but like most skills, it can be developed. Learn from Shreyas Doshi on the how.

Timeless thread: Build Once, Sell Twice by Jack Butcher.

Harry's step-by-step guide to landing pages is so good. We are referring to it as we improve on DelightChat's landing pages. Marketing idea: Can you create such step-by-step guides targeting your industry?

Amar published an honest thread about growing Zenmaid to $100,000 MRR. It's not your usual hustle porn BS.

One year ago, Anne-Laure started her Ness Labs online community. She recently crossed $100,000 in ARR. You can build a business by connecting like-minded people on the internet.

Jon of Bannerbear was at $533 MRR 1 year ago. He crossed $13,700 recently. Sticking to the right idea for the long-term is how you create "overnight success".

Entrepreneurship is everywhere, and the best platforms lower the barrier to entry for more people. Here's Swiggy delivery agents starting their own cloud kitchen.

An under-utilised way to talk to your customers regularly: Create WhatsApp groups with them.

A great indicator of customer delight: Word-of-mouth referrals.

Shaan Puri on Clubhouse: "So... everyone seems to think clubhouse is the "next big thing" - but I think it's going to fail."

Don't mistake early-adopter curiosity to try out your product with PMF and real demand. Early-adopters always try new products. How to be sure it's real demand? Look for stickiness and repeat usage over a time period.

Privy launches on the Wix marketplace. I'm eager to see how this unfolds, and whether there's a marketplace equivalent of Shopify app store in the making.

How Andrea Bosoni got a backlink from Ahrefs (DR90) with overwhelming creativity and a little bit (okay, a lot) of awesomeness.

If Elon Musk figures out how to get to mars, software developers won't be happy because...

Digital Wanderlust

Skyrim, IRL.

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