I’m sure we’re all very familiar with building in public.
As someone that has been doing exactly that for the last 15 or so years, I can tell you, it’s the only way I really know how to do something.
If you’re unfamiliar with the practice, it starts as early as the idea phase. You might tweet about your idea or write a blog post explaining the overall value of said idea. Its your spaghetti against the wall moment, lets see what sticks. Do people retweet it, comment or click the links you’ve shared.
Once you hit some gratification, you move on to the next step: planning the actual product or service. From here on out, you should be “live journaling” this whole experience. It’s what the collective “we” expect from you. We want to see how it’s all made, start to finish, followed up by what happens post launch.
This is the “normal” I see in my circle of entrepreneur friends.
Don’t get me wrong though, there are lots of people — maybe even the majority — that plot, plan, build, and release products without making a peep first. Heck, that’s what my brother does mostly. There’s nothing wrong with that, and in some markets, you should do that to fend off competition.
Today’s guest, Kieran Ball, has done this about 17 times now, in the no code space. In fact, he started in the WordPress world, but quickly discovered his passion for building products were best achieved using other tools.