Who are we?
This is a group for people that want to work on their own digital business following a micropreneurial approach.
A micropreneur is an entrepreneur that wants to start and manage a business that:
1. Starts small.
2. Lets her do the kind of work she wants to do.
3. Offers her a balanced lifestyle.
4. Lets her manage the business with complete freedom.
5. It's focused on products that scale.
Micropreneurship is compatible with:
• Having a full time job
• Working solo or in a team
Micropreneurship is NOT compatible with:
• Talking but not doing
• Not wanting to make money
We will focus only on products that are scalable.
That means something in which revenue can grow faster than the time you spend working on it. Some examples of these kinds of products/services are:
• Mobile apps
• Video courses
• Membership sites
• Niche sites monetizing through affiliate marketing
• Premium themes or plugins
• SAAS web apps or services
A typical meetup
We will meet once a month. Here's how the typical meetup will run:
All attendees (whether they're first timers or not) will show something they've done in the last month related with their business idea. Everyone gets 10 minutes (strictly timeboxed). In the first 5 minutes the presenter has an opportunity to talk about their project and progress and in the last 5 minutes they can ask for feedback from the other attendees if they want to. Each person will talk about their accomplishments and challenges in the past month, and then their plans for the next month.
Before the meetup each person will prepare whatever they want to share. This can be a PDF, a slideshow, whatever you want to show.
When the presentation is over, the rest of the people will try to help by giving feedback.
The meetup is limited to a very small group of people (usually around 7 people) so the meetup usually lasts about an hour and a half. After the meetup we will go to a local coffee shop and have more informal discussion, but this is totally optional.
What should be in your presentation?
So, what should be in your slides and your presentation? The first thing is that your slides don't have to be stylish at all, bullet points on a few slides is perfect. For the content of your presentation we strongly recommend that you talk about these points in your presentation:
• What did you do last month
• What challenges did you face
• What did you learn
• What are you planning on doing over the next month
Remember, each person gets 10 minutes in total, ideally you will have finished presenting after the first 5 minutes in order to take advantage of the last 5 minutes of feedback.
Of course you can also prepare any particular questions that you'd like to ask the group too.
Some examples of what people could show:
• A screenshot of your Mailchimp account, showing the new subscribers you got in your list
• A demo of a new feature on your site/blog
• A prototype of your app idea
• A presentation explaining how are you planning to materialize the first version of your idea
• A link to a guest post you have written
• The results of a survey you sent to potential customers
Of course, you can show more than one thing.
Before the meetup you will be reminded to prepare your presentation. Here you have two options: you can bring your presentation on a USB stick or you can send it to me by email (my email is email@example.com).
It is extremely important that people feel secure sharing details about their businesses so if you want to bring your material on a USB pen drive that's perfectly fine. If you want to send it to me by email I will have everything set up and ready before the meetup starts.