I had consistently written on a regular basis for more than twelve months. Pretty good right? This lead to discovering opportunities to learn more about helping people, building products and services. Those being objectives of mine makes that also good right?
The challenge that I find now is continuing to write consistently because I am focused on those things. I know that consistency is important so rather than pondering writing something that is a long detailed piece that will take me down a road of research which often leads to more research and a draft post – of which I have many – I decided to post this to break out of the writing slump by writing something.
I was looking through some old post and found a draft from a few years back. I started writing this post in February 2013 about the experiences that led me on a journey which has led to bootstrapping several products and a service today. Everything that follows was written on February 21, 2013 with some minor tweaks.
I had graduated from a Tech Accelerator where I had learned a lot about building a start up. Can’t forget that I got a chance to meet some great great like minded individuals. However, most of what I was taught was about building and structuring a company that followed a certain pattern that appeals to investors. And then pitching Angel and VC investors on that start-up /idea. Continue reading →
It’s all about you. Yes, despite what you may feel about not making yourself the center of attention because of what society tells us. We hear all the time that we should not beat our own drum but I am telling you that it’s ok to do so.
What I am telling you is that this feeling is inside of you and you control it. You might be thinking that it is a bad thing to promote what you bring to the table.
Know this, your experiences are unique which makes your perspective unique, which makes you unique. So share who your are with the world and make a difference.
My objective here is to write a piece that helps engineers, developers, logical thinking, technical minded persons that want to reach an audience and make that audience aware of a product or service. I have noticed a trend overtime that has helped me stomach marketing enough to learn and practice it successfully. You can do so by simply systematizing your message.
Instead of an unclear marketing message that seems to be based on nothing obvious, you can use systematizing exercises that ends with a result. As a technically minded person, you believe that there should be a logical path to an end result. This is something that on the surface, doesn’t appear to exist in most marketing messages that we see.
As I looked at comments here and my last post I realized that time got the better or me and I have note posted here in some time. As such I felt a brief status of what I have been working on was needed.
wpSaaS.net – Had its best month ever in June 2016!
wpDocs.co – Early 2016 proved to be challenging for this product. Backend products such as this are much harder to market because a lot of companies feel such services (documentation) are not a priority. We spent a considerable amount of time marketing and not developing. After looking at our results and lots of thought, we decided to release a 2.0 of version of this product with only a few specific features and a new sales page. Each should be available prior to months end.
Stripe products – Each of these have steady revenue with good margins. Companion is receiving a highly sought new feature for creating custom forms. A stand alone version of the Manager has been developed and will be available prior to summers end.
The new computer should have the same user directory name as the old computer. So be sure that when setting up the new computer that the username matches the username on the old computer. This is not going to prevent you from accomplishing your goal but if you do not have matching usernames, the Cornerstone repositories are looking for then you will receive file path errors on the new computer. You will have to rename the path at that point which may take time and could lead to further steps.
The correct locations to restore files are in the directory users Library directory. E.g. “Macintosh HD [or whatever your primary drive is named]/Users/[your username]/Library/Preferences/com.zennaware.Cornerstone.plist” AND
“Macintosh HD [or whatever your primary drive is named]/Users/[your username]/Library/Application Support/Cornerstone”
Guilt for not posting as frequently drove me to this update. In an attempt to be productive, I am trialling a short brief post (status update style).
Products and service in the WordPress space – I am exploring both a product in this space and a service. The service is wpsaas.net. What started as a seven day validation test and transformed into a service business.