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#buildinpublic update!

Going to (try to) share 7-day trailing website analytics every day. This view from @PanelbearHQ.

Soft-launched MR4S.co yesterday, big 📈 in visits today--more than my first venture got in first two full weeks! Helps to have an audience 🙂
So yeah, I lost probably 100M impressions and 10K followers by not taking Twitter seriously until last month.

🙄

Been building/growing @PeopleFishHQ in relative isolation since 2016. Didn't know about #buildinpublic back then!
Announced MarketResearchforStartups.com today.

Still haven't emailed my mailing list, but shared for the first time in public this morning to get feedback on the landing page.

Here's day 1 traffic data (dashboard via @PanelbearHQ)

(Am I doing #buildinpublic right?)
Has anyone made a #buildinpublic dashboard pulls sales and traffic data into a shareable image/card for Twitter?

This HAS to exist already, right?
@MeetKevon @AlessandraEsse With my newest project, I've actually skipped the naming altogether. Just using a phrase that describes exactly what we do!

(Launching/Revealing on Monday -- won't be 100% done, but isn't that what #buildinpublic is about?)
I need to follow more people on Twitter.

Who are some #buildinpublic people you recommend?
@PeopleFishHQ I'm launching that soon -- I think Monday. But I'm doing it differently -- #buildinpublic. Because I have something to show for myself, dangit!

And I really do want to "give back." ~100 people have asked me over the past years with one question:

How do I start my own business?
So.

I'm starting to share more of my story.

How I founded & grew a 7-figure company working mostly alone since 2016.

First hurdle: Some people literally won't believe me.

Wish I'd been more open about this process as it happened. #buildinpublic wasn't a thing in 2016.
This feels wrong.

But I'm going to share my new project before it's done.

Isn't that what #buildinpublic is all about?

I'm more excited about this than anything I've done before. It's the culmination of 6 YEARS working with early-stage founders to help validate product ideas.
So I've narrowed down possible URLs for my new project to two.

One is 25 letters long.
One is 4 letters long.

Which should I pick?

#buildinpublic
(One more thing -- HUGE thanks to the @IndieHackers community for encouraging me to share more about my experience. I'm launching something new soon, and going to try this #buildinpublic thing this time around!)
It's been a crazy journey.

I've made a TON of mistakes (and I still do).

But I really believe I've learned more in 5 years than many people learn in 20.

Unfortunately I just never shared any of this along the way. #buildinpublic wasn't really a thing when I launched.
Who are the best #buildinpublic founders to follow on Twitter?

I'm a big @shl fan, and I have tons of @IndieHackers connections building in public.

But who's someone I canNOT afford to miss?
I've worked mostly alone since 2016, building a market research brand that's done 7-figures of revenue.

Definitely missed out on a big opportunity to #buildinpublic.

This time will be different. I'm launching something new, and I'm ALL about transparency & continuous feedback.
My only problem with #buildinpublic is that I'm too busy building to make time for the "in public" part!

Any tools out there that automate this process? Auto-generated updates pulling from Google Analytics, Google Ads, CRM, and Stripe?
Giving this #buildinpublic thing a try...

I formally launched @SrvySys on Feb 1.

Pushed a HUGE update just a few days later, once it became apparent that users expected a ton more handholding through the process. I had this on the backburner, but obviously needed to happen ASAP