General non-memberstack related conversation, get to know each other better - anything goes๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ
Happy Thanksgiving to the whole #nocode fam. I'm grateful for the memberstack team and the community for their contributions to everyone's projects and dreams. Thank you all and have a fantastic Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving Vitaly! I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with an incredible community and team of creative makers, builders, and doers ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Hey! What's crackalakin!? I just wanted to get on here real quick and wish everyone a great weekend!



Hi!ย 

Just curious what everyone out there is planning for their Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales? This will be the first Black Friday for my subscription business. I'm trying to decide what the best discount might be for obtaining new customers.

Cheers!
Hey Sam! I was wondering the same thing. ๐Ÿค”

A few questions come to mind as I'm trying to answer this question...
1. What are your customers like?ย 
2. What kind of discounts appeal most to them?ย 
3. What kinds of margins are you working with?ย 
4. What's your LTV?

We didn't really think about discounts when we set Memberstack's pricing early last year. So margins are a bit thin. I'd want to come up with a discounting scheme that's attractive to our most easily retained customers, but doesn't eat into LTV too much. Those are just some initial thoughts. Marketing and pricing are not my forte ๐Ÿ˜
Sam Neufeld replied
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Hey Sam! Made a quick Loom video with some ideas for you :)

I used to do online drumming lessons with an instructor in the States back when I was in India so I had some ideas from that experience too.

Sam Neufeld replied
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Hey everyone! ๐Ÿ‘‹

I'm sure we're all busy hacking away on our own projects between the times we stop in to offer a hand or to get help ourselves.

So, I'm curious, what's everyone working on?

I'm currently building a platform/marketplace/network (not sure which one yet) for crowdfunding real estate investments. "Syndicators", or organizers of these real estate deals collect capital from a pool of investors. Real estate investors commit $25k+ toward equity in these real estate projects and generate a passive return over the following ~5 years (usual goal) for 200% return. High ticket stuff.

I want to help real estate syndicators raise more capital so I'm allowing them to create attractive presentations for their deals and store them on my website. That's what I'm working on on now!

What about you?
That's awesome Vitaliy Gnezdilov! I have been learning how to build chrome extensions and just got a class on React.js. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Vitaliy Gnezdilov replied
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Thanks for asking, Vitaliy! I don't have any side-projects going at the moment, but always happy to brainstorm challenges with folks that are working through some.

I've been helping a local team that's working on a sustainability project to make it easier for restaurants to provide environmentally-friendly food on their menus. ๐Ÿ˜
Hey, nice meeting you Naitik!

Would love to check out your progress. Feel free to post somtime!
So apparently I'm turning into a fan-boy for the f'in sweet team and their offerings. But seriously, I'm very excited about the future plans that were announced today by Joe Krug and his team. If you haven't seen the video check it out here: finsweet-press-conference.webflow.io/

I'm particularly interested in the idea Joe mentioned about a course on JavaScript specifically for Webflow. As a non-technical founder/owner and boot strapping my way along I've had to teach myself several platforms and have dabbled with small snippets of code. I've often found that I'm just a few lines away from figuring out a way to accomplish a goal that I'd normally have to hire a developer to do for me. Not that I'm against hiring a dev but I need to keep the budget low so I'll only do that when I absolutely have to do it. So to have a course that is focused on my current platform of choice - Webflow could be extremely helpful to me.ย 

I'd love to hear if anyone else listened in today and what you think about the announcement and upcoming releases.ย 

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Hey John, I missed it but I, too, have been contemplating learning javascript because I'm also a "do whatever it takes" kinda guy. So if the stuff I have to learn is presented to me in a way that makes it easy to learn the stuff I need fast, I'm in!

What other announcements were there?
John E. Matias replied
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Heyย John E. Matias !! Amazing to read this. Thank you :)ย 

Consider temporarily working with a javascript developer to help you learn. Give the js dev work and then ask them how it works and why they did it like that. Doing this a few times is going to be like having a personal mentor for real use cases. Super valuable.

And of course..... our js course will be super valuable to give you a full understanding of how js works with Webflow.

Not sure if you know about this:ย https://memberstackapivisual.webflow.io/ย . Turn on the 'Comments in code' and you can get a light of insights by reading what each line is doing. This is like a computer version of the personal js mentor :)ย 
John E. Matias replied
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Hey there ๐Ÿ‘‹

Whatโ€™s the number one thing you want to achieve before the end of 2020?
I would like to be able to run a 5k without stopping! Just started walking.



Have everything in place for mini-me who's scheduled for the end of January ๐Ÿ˜…
Josh Lopez replied
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