Kieran is a serial creator. He builds businesses and side projects without code.
Growth Lessons is a newsletter and podcast that shares stories about how to grow businesses and communities from founders who’ve done it.
He launched on Product Hunt on April 9. He ended up at in 7th place with 307 upvotes. He shared more details about the launch in his post about getting 1000 sign ups. He also got 100 subscribers from a mention in nocode.coffee. He had little response from Hacker News.
He launched the podcast on May 20.
Growing the website
Growth Lessons got its first paid sponsor on June 30. He charged $50 for an ad targeted at 1400 subscribers.
Launch MBA is a paid community. Members build and launch 12 online products over a 12 month period.
He launched the MVP in July, 2020. He created a landing page on Carrd.co and wrote a Twitter thread about the idea. Within 8 days, he’d had 100 signups. At this point, he didn’t know if what he was building was good.
Community Copilot is the first analytics and engagement tool for communities using Slack or Circle, helping community managers to support and encourage their members.
He wrote more about his plans in this Twitter thread.
He posted a tweet asking for ideas to pre-sell the concept.
Scribe Lounge is a paid community for UK screenwriters. Kieran works on this project with a screenwriting friend.
Kieran launched Scribe Lounge in late 2020. The project got a lot of traction in the first couple of weeks. In the first week, they got 31 members. By the second, they had 56. He shared more about launching the product in this Twitter thread. It hit 100 members by November 25. He wrote a Twitter thread about the lessons learned one month after launch.
It made $2700 in its first 2 months.
Bubble Crash Course
Bubble Crash Course is a video course to take you from consumer zero to creator hero using Bubble. Kieran is working on the project with Pablo Heredia.
Vidpops is a platform that collects video testimonials from a communities most enthusiastic users.
Kieran launched the product for beta users in February, 2020. In March, he got his first video testimonial. He didn’t properly validate the idea and struggled to find product-market fit.
- The product was nearly called Vidz.co
- He considered pivoting the product to become a daily video check-in tool for remote teams
Kieran launched the No-Code life website in November, 2019. The website was built on webflow.
The last blog post was in April, 2020.
Deliver Norfolk is an app that allows users to find out which local businesses are delivering during the COVID-19 outbreak. It took around two hours to create, including adding content. When it launched, it had just 10 listings. Within 2 days, the community had added 78 listings.
The app was built with Glide.
Feminist Parent is a community-curated selection of books, films, TV shows, brands & products with positive messages promoting equality and self-belief for children of any gender.
He wrote about the websites creation at Building a functional website from idea to launch in 2.5 hours
One Done A Day
One Done A Day is a simple app to encourage users to log an action each day, no matter how small. It was made using Glide.
He wrote more about the product at Launched MVP, looking for test users and feedback.
Kieran launched No-Code School to empower social impact organisations with no-code technology.
Daily.So is a tool that enables asynchronous video checkins in communities and teams.
In October, he decided to take Daily.So beyond a fun project and give it a proper shot.
The project is no longer active.
Looking Glass Letters
The Looking Glass Letters is an email list – with a twist. Each day, a random subscriber won the chance to email the rest of the community. He launched the project in 2019.
- A guide to responsive design in @Bubble
- Reflections no how no-code has changed the game for him
- How to come up with ideas for businesses to build with #nocode