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Introducing: 20 Seconds

I started this posting a couple of times. Once in mid February while waiting for boarding, still unaware of how bad the crisis would become soon. Once again from the sofa in my living room, with a ban on public gatherings in place and thousands of deaths in Europe. Every time, the news became only worse. Sars-CoV-2 kept tightening its noose around the world. One of the many consequences of the spread was that one trade fair after another got postponed or cancelled. MWC, GDC, ITB, FIBO,… expodatabase.de currently lists 1306 cancelled or postponed fairs and exhibitions worldwide (24/03/20). Why am I writing this on RoadToMRR.com? Well, coincidentally my business idea happens to be in the trade fair space. But let’s go back in time a couple of years first – 13 years, specifically. Inception of an Idea Back in 2007, two things came together: I met my now wife through online dating. Profiles were quite static, pictures were mostly of rather bad quality, and frankly speaking, it was all quite a gamble until you …

Plans for February and a look back on January

I guess this month’s kick off posting could also be called, “How to move on while feeling like a fraud.”. While I am writing this, I am still anxious about the progress of January. It wasn’t as good as I hoped. A look back on January Here’s a quick overview of what I had planned to do and how far I got with it. ❌ Write a basic product definition document – 20%I worked on it, but unfortunately I am still far from a complete version. I didn’t write continuously, but in two peaks. One peak was early January, when I was still on Christmas vacation and had a bit more time on my hands. The other peak was the weekend before I had the initial call with the graphic designer. There was little to zero progress on the remaining days. βœ… Get a designer on board – 100%Check! I’ve had an initial call with him on the evening of January 20th, and he’s now working on the first assignment, which is a collection of Landing …

Plans for January

The starting gun has been fired, so it’s about time to lay out my plans for January. 1. Write a basic product definition document So far, my product idea exists mostly in my head. And for a single indie hacker, that’s usually fine and good enough to get started. my dev life in a nutshell pic.twitter.com/85A0lZczhw — Kitze (@thekitze) January 2, 2020 As I wanted to do things a little different this time, I decided to document the idea first and then keep iterating on it whenever something new pops up. Documenting will not only help me to verbalize my product idea (including handy stuff like a pitch or an executive summary) and work out as many details as possible right from the start, without having written a single line of code. It will also serve as a basis for the next two steps planned for this month. 2. Get a designer on board I am lucky enough to have worked with a couple of incredibly talented graphic artists and designers, either through my hobbyist …