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UPDATE: using Cloudfare's Free proxy for websites fixes the issue. Now I can use any host I want.

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Like every other dev on the planet, OpenAI GPT now helps me to brainstorm ideas.

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Someone on Reddit had trouble getting their users to give feedback.

Here's their email and my mock-up of a better solution.

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@mauro_codes Until you learn that competitors mean market validation.

Popeyes was a donut shop that copied KFC.
Walmart and Costco copied FedCo.

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Sometimes negative feedback provides the opportunity to improve.

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Update: added all world languages after a few devs noped out of the profile setup when they couldn't find their language.

(I thought the top 50 would be sufficient. I was wrong.)

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Types of cold email responses:

- (cricket sounds)
- (silence)
- (marks as spam)
- "How'd you get my email?"
- "How dare you contact me!!!!!!!!!!!"
- "This is awesome! Thank you for telling me about this."

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New schedule:
- morning: marketing
- afternoon: code

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#1 Priority: Reach out to devs

Meanwhile: Got my first company contacting to find workers 1.5 months after launch.

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Wow. @laravel logs rescued my sign-ups.

A small glitch during the save stopped user info from being added to the database.

But the log displays the full SQL attempt and allowed me to recover the data.

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Bug fixed: worked on local, not in prod.
- saving email preferences as unchecked

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@hey_brantley #buildinpublic
pro: find encouragement along your building journey.
con: you still have to do real marketing and customer outreach.
@dagorenouf The execution:

Building: a few weeks/months
Promoting: the rest of your damn life

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Today's Lesson: funnel attrition

- not all emails get opened.
- not all open emails get clicked.
- not all clicked links create an account
- not all new accounts complete their profile (Ouch)

Getting @mouseflow to investigate.

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Morning work:

- problem:
- people sign up
- arrive at the dashboard
- don't complete a profile
- fix:
- go from sign-up directly to "create profile"

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