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How to create a semi-professional instructional video for under $50

How to create a semi-professional instructional video for under $50

Shane Labs May 28, 2014 6

In my previous post, I talked about how not everyone is going to understand your software intuitively, and that instructional videos are needed to get people started. But have you seen how much it costs

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My software is not intuitive to you? You must be dumb (Oops!)

My software is not intuitive to you? You must be dumb (Oops!)

Shane Labs May 28, 2014 0

I want to share something I learned that was shocking to me. It happened just a few weeks ago, as people started using AmpedSense and giving me feedback: my side project is not intuitive. It

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April 2014 Profit Report: $250

April 2014 Profit Report: $250

Shane Labs May 8, 2014 2

(Every month I reveal stats about my side projects, which includes how much I’ve earned. The info below is slightly censored. For the full financial figures, sign up in the sidebar to the right)

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Quick Marketing Update

Quick Marketing Update

Shane Labs April 21, 2014 0

Quick update – I’ve finished AmpedSense to my liking, and am now focusing solely on marketing it. Here’s my marketing plan: Reach out to industry leaders and have them review it (I’ve already engaged with 2

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Saying goodbye to TaskShot

Saying goodbye to TaskShot

Shane Labs April 17, 2014 13

This post is bittersweet. I’m sad because I’m retiring one of my side projects. But I’m happy because I’m closing a chapter, and going to be able to focus more on something with more

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March 2014 Profit Report: -$244

March 2014 Profit Report: -$244

Shane Labs April 2, 2014 2

(Every month I reveal stats about my side projects, which includes how much I’ve earned. The info below is slightly censored. For the full financial figures, sign up in the sidebar to the right)

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Successfully Rebranding My Side Project – Before and After

Successfully Rebranding My Side Project – Before and After

Shane Labs April 1, 2014 6

Back in December I had one of my side projects torn apart at the first entrepreneurial event I went to. I received lots of great feedback about AmpedSense, and one of those was making the

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Flappy Bird Update – 50k per day to extinct!

Flappy Bird Update – 50k per day to extinct!

Shane Labs March 20, 2014 0

Last month I posted about Flappy Bird, a super simple app game that was making $50k/day in advertising revenue. It sounded like the dream, and I reminded everyone that this isn’t going to happen

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February 2014 Profit Report

February 2014 Profit Report

Shane Labs March 11, 2014 0

(Every month I reveal stats about my side projects, which includes how much I’ve earned. The info below is slightly censored. For the full financial figures, sign up in the sidebar to the right)

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How to Declare Side Project Income on your Tax Return

How to Declare Side Project Income on your Tax Return

Shane Labs February 25, 2014 2

It’s that time of year – tax season! For most people it’s pretty straightforward, but for us sidestrappers who have income from their side projects in 2013, it can get confusing figuring out how

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