When I came across the Idea to MVP framework created by Abdul Mukati I was skeptical about how you could create a new business from the ground up and make it successful in just 60 days. Now each person defines success differently so we laid the ground rules.
The idea to MVP Ground Rules
- It would be a new project, not one I had been working on for a while, or an idea I was playing around with in my mind.
- We would take the idea, find a name, a domain, build a landing page, a community, gather beta testers, development team, and create an MVP.
- The MVP would be a fully working product that actually solved real-life users’ problems.
- After the MVP we would scale the product to make it sustainable on its own MRR (Monthly Recurring Revenue)
Now with these rules set I embarked on a journey with Abdul, I came up with almost 50 ideas that I thought were fantastic. But as we went through the framework I came to realize an issue I faced personally, email outreach. Now, this for me would seem almost impossible how do we create an email outreach SaaS product in such little time.
Basics of the Idea to MVP Framework
I’m not really allowed to say much about the framework but here are a few notes.
- Build out the user flow from problem to solutions and how many steps it takes to get there
- Find the core features needed in that user flow
- Break down the features into parts and ask your self what do we really need to develop here.
- Keep the basics aside, user profiles, billing, invoicing, team members, etc you can always leverage kits online for these.
- Focus on the core and find a developer to help with each part of the whole. If you break down your parts effectively you can start managing your development faster, cheaper and it seems easier as well.
- Understand your core market and find them online, you can see how Abdul helped KeywordBin gain 1100 users in a week
Building My First Startup using the Idea to MVP Roadmap
So what did we end up creating?
OutreachBin – An email marketing tool created to simplify outreach email sequences, increase email deliverability and domain health, by empowering business owners, entrepreneurs, and agencies, to connect with customers through outreach campaigns.
OutreachBin Use cases:
- Outreach Campaigns – Agencies, Sales teams, SEO’s can easily set up cold email campaigns to be sent out to prospects. The system will detect replies assigning them as hot leads to transfer to your CRM.
- Messenger – Send a single beautifully crafted personalized email to your user list.
- Email Warm-up – Ensure inbox delivery every time you send an email. Our automated email warm-up and domain warm-up tool keeps your email health in great shape. We send emails to over 1000 domains moving spam mail into inbox increasing your sender reputation.
- Email Signatures – Create stunning lead generating email signatures using our easy to use visual editor
Who is Abdul Mukati
Abdul Mukati is an Entrepreneur and founder of multiple SaaS products, as well as the creator of the 60DayMVP Framework. Born in Gainsville, Flordia on September 10th, 1990. Abdul grew up chasing ideas and putting them into action. His passion is helping founders with their product roadmaps, community growth, social crowdfunding. If you have an idea you are looking to scale grab some time with Abdul Mukati.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.
A Few Things to Check Before Hiring an Electrician
Hiring an Electrician
Many homeowners attempt to do home improvement projects themselves, and the results are often disappointing. However, trying to handle electrical work independently can lead to costly errors and injuries. Discover a few things to check before hiring an electrician to get the job done right and stay within the budget.
When looking for an electrician, the first thing to consider is whether they are properly trained. The electricians should attend a vocational school or other recognized institute to learn how to perform the work correctly. Discuss the training process to find the right team for the job.
Comparing electricians includes reviewing their relevant experience performing similar work. Homeowners should discuss the project scope with potential electricians and determine whether they have experience in that area. Also, ask for recommendations and referrals from previous satisfied customers.
Once homeowners have a list of prospects, check online reviews to narrow down the possibilities based on customer experiences. Often, people discover more about an electrician or other service providers by reading reviews and talking to others. Also, discuss referrals with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and families to determine which services handled the work most efficiently.
Licensed and Insured
Verify your state’s requirement for license and insurance and then ensure the electrician is compliant to protect your most valuable asset. It is often tempting to hire an unlicensed or uninsured electrician to cut costs, but that often adds up to spending more money in the long run. Plus, you could be liable if an accident or injury occurs on your premises, adding even more to the costs.
Verify Credentials and Permits
The first step to verifying an electrician’s expertise is to inquire about licenses and insurance. The next step is to verify these credentials and permits to ensure they are valid and current. A quality electrician will immediately provide documentation for customers to verify.
Talk to Several Electricians
After comparing reviews and verifying credentials, consult with several electricians to find the right one for the project. While all of them might be qualified for the job, homeowners should find an electrician that understands their vision and wants to work with them every step of the way. Take notes during the interviews to review and determine the best candidate for the job.
While qualifications are crucial to getting the job done correctly, homeowners must also stay within their budget to avoid financial stress associated with unexpected surprises. An electrician should provide a precise estimate and include everything to be done to complete the project for homeowners to plan for payment. The goal is to find a qualified electrician that provides all the services needed for the most competitive price.
Look for Outstanding Customer Service
Finally, it helps to work with electricians dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and that stand behind their work. Inquire about warranties and other guarantees to verify the project will be completed according to specifications. Then choose the electrician who communicates clearly and makes you feel comfortable about their skills.
Hiring an electrician is often critical to getting the job done right and avoiding additional costs related to injuries and errors. Use this checklist to find a qualified electrician that provides outstanding service within your budget.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]