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  1. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! A fundamental question for any entrepreneur: What do I want from my business?

    It depends on what you understand by The Event. Is The Event $10M? Then no, a lifestyle business is not fastlane to that event. Is The Event having the freedom to have the lifestyle you want? Then yes, a lifestyle business might be fastlane. We can argue that the first case will remove the...
  2. srodrigo

    EXECUTION Building a video games business from scratch

    I should give an update: I haven't done any work on this for a month. The reason is self-doubt, mainly that I don't firmly believe I can make money with games anytime soon. I've also put money as a first priority recently, which didn't help. I have been jumping from one idea to another and...
  3. srodrigo

    I cant choose wether to learn HTML/CSS (web design) or Python! Please help

    It depends on what are your areas of interest (front-end vs other things). If you like static websites, then HTML/CSS/JS. If you like solving programming problems, then Python. Python is a better first language to learn than JavaScript, which is convoluted and has a few tricky traps, as well as...
  4. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Lex DeVille's 2019 Step-By-Step Upwork Tutorial for Brokeass Bootstrap Beginners Who Need Cash Now!

    My re-submission has been rejected too. I tried this time with a different skill (Android development), as I actually have some portfolio pieces and made my profile get 100% complete (apparently...). I wonder whether I should have tried to set Expert level instead of Intermediate, but there's...
  5. srodrigo

    How to filter ideas?

    Validate the ideas to see which ones have better odds of success.
  6. srodrigo

    The #1 Book You Need to Read If You Want to Retire Early

    Congrats! What I find shocking is seeing Early Retirement Extreme just below TMF. Like oranges and apples.
  7. srodrigo

    Significant Change to Upwork coming in May 2019... “Pay to Bid”

    Thanks man, that's valuable information! I didn't know you can filter by price. Now I can, probably because I'm logged-in. Good look with finding long-term jobs :)
  8. srodrigo

    Significant Change to Upwork coming in May 2019... “Pay to Bid”

    The vast majority of clients looking for software developers are like that. Example that took me 1 minute to find: The funniest thing is when they set "$$ Intermediate level". It could be that they just don't have a clue, and don't realise that for 20 bucks most people wouldn't even open the...
  9. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Path to creating a digital product

    Thanks for Freepik, they've got nice photos indeed! It's a matter of taste. I've seen the other way around, people hating Rails. But you'll find zealots for every tech stack :)
  10. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Path to creating a digital product

    Yeah, icons are just a small thing compared to designing a whole application, which is way more difficult. Funnily, I tried Flaticon and just ended up making my own icons, there was no way I could find icons that were consistent between them at all. I agree that being able to code is a huge...
  11. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Path to creating a digital product

    So you were already good at design long time ago. That explains why it took you short to get seriously into it. I'll have a look at that, thanks! I've never been into serious design. Just did some flat icons a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed it (once I sort-of understood how Inkscape...
  12. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Path to creating a digital product

    So actually designing apps is part of your brainstorming process... That's amazing, and already gave you results with a successful app :) Now that you mention, how long did it take you to become a designer? I know it's been around 6 months (EDIT: my bad, it's been 18 months) since you got...
  13. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Path to creating a digital product

    That was my impression. Great screenshots, even if they are fake, make a big difference. I've committed to not start any prototypes until I've made a landing page and measured interest. Hard, being a programming freak, but that's the way to go.
  14. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Path to creating a digital product

    Was going to ask you about landing pages, but you described here most of what I wanted to figure out. There is one other thing though. At the beginning, you just started testing landing pages and didn't have mockups, is that correct? My question is: how do you approach the landing pages content...
  15. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Lex DeVille's 2019 Step-By-Step Upwork Tutorial for Brokeass Bootstrap Beginners Who Need Cash Now!

    Great. I followed the guide. Nice photo, single skill (Full-stack NodeJS/React developer), me focused. I checked grammar and spelling. I wonder whether the title was a bit too long? Or maybe I messed up with the profile description, as it was a bit longer than your example. Everything was still...
  16. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Lex DeVille's 2019 Step-By-Step Upwork Tutorial for Brokeass Bootstrap Beginners Who Need Cash Now!

    Ok, here we go... Why are you doing this? Because I don’t want to have to look for a day job. Because I want to be able to have my own schedule. Because I want to earn money to buy a house. Because I want to learn about what businesses need, to be able to create a product that frees my time...
  17. srodrigo

    EXECUTION Starting my journey

    Pick one and stick to it. For an MVP, it probably doesn't matter which one.
  18. srodrigo

    OFF-TOPIC Game of Thrones Season 8 Thread (SPOILERS)

    Bran revealed that Jon was actually Aegon Targaryen. All what happened from chapter 3 was highly influenced by that. Had Bran died, there would be no Aegon Targaryen and (maybe) no Mad Queen. Not saying that Bran is a great character, just that he had a key role finding out the true heir of the...
  19. srodrigo

    NOTABLE! Path to creating a digital product

    If you can sustain yourself with the revenue from your apps and also have money saved, do it, you'll have more time and energy to focus on your stuff. You are in London, it would take you just a few weeks to get another job should you need it.
  20. srodrigo

    OFF-TOPIC Game of Thrones Season 8 Thread (SPOILERS)

    Again, it's a shame they didn't put an extra four episodes to make this much better. The ending was rushed, as was the series itself from season 7. Although I think the season was good enough (with its ups and downs), they could have done much better given more time and money. I hope people will...
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