Drew and Kerian talk about some work and life changes coming up among other things.
We talk money, numbers and the realities of trying to make a living making software.
Jason Schuller joins us to talk about his experience going freelance and making a living building on WordPress.
We talk about all the new shiny things from Apple this past week and look ahead to the grand opening of Drew’s new restaurant.
Ashley Baxter joins us to talk about creating an insurance company and all things named Jack.
Legendary designer Marc Hemeon joins us and offers a very honest and personal look into his experience of attempting to balance startups and family. Marc has been in the startup/tech game since the 90’s including stints at YouTube, Google’s self driving car project, and most recently founding Design Inc. As a father of 3 and having a marriage of 17 years, he’s seen the ups and downs and offers some very very practical advice. It was refreshing to hear him speak so bluntly on the work that it takes to guard your family and your marriage while doing work you care about.
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In this episode, we play through Alex’s recent presentation on The Lean Startup at the Hult International Business School Co Creation Lab.
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A practical guide to the lean startup by Alex McClafferty audio available at startupchat.co/57
Trapped in a cubicle ?
Invested $100,000+ on my formal education
MBA from University of Tech, Sydney
Last job = $700 per day consultant
Love basketball and powerlifting
7 months in…
211 paying customers
$11,900 in monthly recurring revenue
Learned more from doing than textbooks
Never want another desk job
Today you’ll learn…
What lean startup buzzwords mean
How to avoid wasting a year of your life and $80,000 on startup validation
How you can validate your idea in a week
MVP = landing page or beta app
Do validation the right wayYour friends and family will love your idea
Cold hard cash is the only real validation you can get
Pivot - Changing your mind is OK
Vanity metrics – FB likes and retweets don’t pay the bills
Dan landed 15 paid customers
What Dan learned http://wpcurve.com/is-startup-validation-bullshit/
An idea struck me on the bus ride
Was a phone repair business a real business? NO!
Is a 24/7 WordPress support service a real business? Yes!
3 steps to build your lean startup
Create a landing page with a BUY NOW button
Share it with potential customers (FB or forums)
Profit or pivot!
About Dan Norris
Dan is the co-founder of WP Curve and is passionate about helping people succeed online. Join him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
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