Wholesome Django πŸ₯°πŸ’» #0006

March 21, 2021

Happy sunday!

After a 1 week hiatus, I am back with some exciting news.Β 

Last week Preetam and I were invited on a podcast by Markeko to talk about micro saas, how we grew SuperLemon to $30k MRR and programmatic SEO.

It was a really fun talk as we got to reminisce about the days where we built a lifestyle business, worked for just a few hours a week and did not have to worry about things like hiring, investors, moving fast, managing chaos, etc.

Our aim back then was to make $700 per month individually so that we can make a livelihood without doing a 9 to 5 job.

We then talked about how we transitioned into building DelightChat where we leveraged Programmatic SEO to grow our traffic to ~ 15k impressions a day on google search.

You can find the podcast here. The key takeaways were:

πŸ”₯ Designing your life from Ramen income to bigger problems.

πŸ”₯ Use Google or Shopify autocomplete to come up with product ideas.

πŸ”₯ What is MicroSaas?

πŸ”₯ Problem > Distribution > Product : we don't write a single line of code until we know the needs/customer.

πŸ”₯ Listen to your customers first before building new features.

πŸ”₯ The best hack is hard work. If you roll the dice enough times, you will get lucky eventually.

πŸ”₯ Programmatic SEO: how to build organic traffic and validate landing pages for B2B.

What I wrote this week

This week I wrote about how you can authenticate your APIs and create role based access in Django by making use of permission classes and authentication classes provided by Django rest framework.

This concept is something that at this point my subconscious mind automatically implements everytime I create a new Django project and I thought it would be useful for folks that do not want to spend too much time writing code.

Interesting finds from the depths of the Internet

How Morning Brew went from college newsletter to $75 million in 5 years.

A self hosted task management tool.

A cool css data visualization framework.

Chrome can now caption audio and video.

This directory of personal blogs that would be useful for software engineers.


See you next Sunday ✌️