38: Choosing Tech Stack and Taking Preorders


April 19th, 2018

18 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

Derrick is still moving in the right direction with the product he is developing called, Level. He used Product Hunt’s Ship to set up a landing page. He plans to promote his upcoming product and control its launch.

Also, Derrick published a blog post titled, Building Level #2: The Tech Stack. It summarizes his rationale and reasons why he chose specific technologies. Plus, he posted his and Ben’s conversation, Live Level #2: Branding and GraphQL Mutations, and created a Twitter handle for Level.

Today’s Topics Include:

Derrick plans to create bite-sized content to engage customers and build trust
Fake videos and info products and other shenanigans
Derrick has been splitting his time writing backend code and nailing down design
Getting feedback on mockups
Be aggressive by charging and collecting pre-payments
Ben will be going to MicroConf; taking a plane ride with leg room

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Links and resources:

Ben Orenstein Website
Ben Orenstein on Twitter
Derrick Reimer Website
Derrick Reimer on Twitter
Building Level #2: The Tech Stack
Live Level #2: Branding and GraphQL Mutations
Powered By Level on Twitter
Steve Schoger
Product Hunt’s Ship
Level on Product Hunt