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Sep 1, 2020 12 tweets 10 min read
This month I'm going to be #buildinginpublic with @pabloheredia24 & @nocode_buildr for @makerpad's #mpc-t30 challenge.

Our idea is Pheedback.co

Get actionable, unbiased feedback from other makers in <15 minutes

Thread on how we got the landing page up in <30 min 👇
1/ Why Pheedback.co?

As makers, we sometimes hit roadblocks in projects that we might not know how to solve alone

Pheedback helps makers to get actionable, unbiased feedback from other makers in <15 minutes

(in exchange, you give them feedback too!)
2/ Copywriting

We borrowed something from @dannypostmaa's Headlime.io

"Tired of {Problem}? Get started with {Solution} Today!"

Tired of running into a wall with your projects? Get actionable, unbiased feedback in just 15 minutes from other driven makers.
3/ Landing Page

We set up our landing page using @carrd by @ajlkn

Took just 5 minutes to get the template set up with a Pro Account (that I already have from other side projects)

loom.com/share/b147c4b7…
4/ Airtable for collecting information

I show how we set up an @airtable base from scratch.

We will use this to collect Names & Emails
5/ Publishing the Carrd site

This video shows how I put the finishing touches onto the Airtable + Carrd integration, and publish the site to a generic carrd.co page

loom.com/share/990018eb…
6/ Buying a Domain

1. Purchased pheedback.co for $7.48 (has free WHOIS Guard)

2. In @Namecheap's Advanced DNS, I made some changes to point the @carrd site to that custom domain

loom.com/share/2c72f0ff…
7/ Growth Loops

Inspired by @thisiskp_'s @letterdropio waitlist, we are using clicktotweet.com to drive more shares on social media. Image
8/ Favicon

@pabloheredia24 helped us get a favicon for the site on tablericons.com by @csaba_kissi & @codecalm!

Copied the svg code and edited it a little in @figmadesign
9/ Analytics

Inserted a @googleanalytics code (UA-XXXXXX) directly into Carrd to monitor traffic on the site
10/ Recap of Pheedback.co v1 Tool Stack

Landing Page: @carrd by @ajlkn
Copy: headlime.io by @dannypostmaa
Favicon: tablericons.com
Database: @airtable
Analytics: @googleanalytics
Domain: @Namecheap

Total cost to me: $7.48
11/ If you're a maker who would like some feedback on your builds from other friendly people, in exchange for your feedback, sign up at pheedback.co (and follow us @pheedbackco)

Thanks @nocodeharry for giving us this name - the @LaunchMBA community is awesome!

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Use the value, clarity & credibility test:
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