My process in building things that can invent opportunities for our business and career

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As a product builder↗️, I build micro tools to solve my own problems. For example article tool, event app, meal box app, finance tracker, SaaS tracker, Notion portfolio, and book reading tracker.

Today, I will share my process and key takeaways in building & launching profitable projects, businesses, content creation & personal growth in 2020.

My hope is to encourage people to explore the “creator” mindset, build leverage, and invent opportunities for ourselves that can lead to a fulfilling career, our truest expression, and our North Star in life. …


Plan, track, prioritize, hit your goals on 1 Notion page

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As a product builder↗️, I build micro tools to solve my own problems. For example article tool, event app, meal box app, finance tracker, SaaS tracker, Notion portfolio, and book reading tracker.

Today, I will share my tips on how I build my “High-Performing Notion Dashboard” — how you can easily create one using my Notion templates.

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1. Structure your Notion system 🌟

I used to have multiple, scattered digital docs: one for goal-setting, one for action plans, one for progress tracking, one for habit tracking, and separated docs for project kanban, resources, and bookmarks. …


Build better products with these product habits

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As a product builder↗️, I build micro tools to solve my own problems. For example article tool, event app, meal box app, finance tracker, SaaS tracker, Notion portfolio, and habit tracker.

After building and launching multiple products, I have decided to share 7 product habits that have helped me to quickly turn problems into products.

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I’m working full-time building things, whether it’s building for companies where I’m hired to solve problems using product thinking; building startup templates at Product2kit and my own MVP, or guiding makers to build products. …


Organize your work + life in 1 Notion page

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As a product builder↗️, I build micro tools to solve my own problems. For example article tool, event app, meal box app, finance tracker, SaaS tracker, Notion portfolio, and habit tracker.

I‘ve been using Notion to organize my projects, to-dos, goals tracking, and ideation in one place. Today, I will share my tips on how I structure my productivity system and how you can easily create one using my template.

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1. Map out the Notion page ⭕️

Before tidying up my Notion doc, I had scattered digital notes, links, plans, lists, and pages. I was wasting a lot of time searching for lost files and retrieving information. …


Build an app using Stripe, Google Sheets, and Glide

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As a product builder↗️, I built micro tools to solve my own problems. For example: article tool, event app, meal box app, finance tracker, SaaS tracker, Notion portfolio, and habit tracker.

Last week, one of my Product2kit customers who bought a no-code template asked if I can create a template for eCommerce use cases. I took his idea and came up with this online sneaker store. Here’s my app building process:

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1. Startup idea 👟🏃‍♂️🏀

Let’s name this mobile app — SneakerHypo, an online store for authentic sneaker brands with a community photo-sharing platform. …


Bonus: How to launch your FAQ page

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As a product builder↗️, I built micro tools to solve my own problems. For example: article tool, event app, meal box app, finance tracker, SaaS tracker, and habit tracker.

I’ve been building in public, therefore, I often receive DMs who reached out for advice on how to transition into tech; how to start a consulting business; and how to build & launch products.

I decided to curate this FAQ and answer all of them in a public directory. Hope you will find some ideas (not advice) if you’re looking to start a similar path. …


Track & showcase all your work in 1 place

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As a product builder↗️, I built micro tools to solve my own problems. For example: article tool, event app, meal box app, finance tracker, SaaS tracker, and habit tracker.

Last year, I created a Notion portfolio tracker to track all my work, so that I can easily share resources with others. I’ve also made a v2.0 which I’m going to share here, including a Notion template that you can copy.

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1. Portfolio Tracker v2.0 ✨

In the Portfolio Tracker v1.0


Build a startup using Stripe, Google Sheets, Glide & Carrd

Note: This article is part of my toolkit newsletters↗️ where I share resources about building things. Join me :)

As a product builder↗️, I built micro tools to solve my own problems. For example: article tool, event app, portfolio tracker, finance tracker, SaaS tracker, and habit tracker.

I recently built a meal kit delivery startup for my ongoing experiment with fast prototyping. I built both the startup page & mobile app MVP. Here’re my processes & templates to create the functional tech product in 1 day.

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1. Getting it right 🙌

One way to “de-risk” new ventures is to test & validate the idea in the market before actually building it. …


Using spreadsheets to build an app for virtual events

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As a product builder↗️, I built micro tools to solve my own problems. For example: article tool, portfolio tracker, SaaS tracker, habit tracker, and personal finance tracker.

I’m a fan of spreadsheets when it comes to prototyping. Today, I’ll share how I built this mobile app without code with an app template you can use.

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1. Ideation stage 💡

Let’s name this app — RemoteConfy. A mobile app for virtual event organizers to manage event info, details, ticket sales, FAQ & customer support.

Users can view event schedules, purchase online tickets and email the organizer. …


Keep track your booklist & reading notes in 1 place

Note: This article is part of my toolkit newsletters↗️ where I share resources about building things. Join me :)

As a product builder↗️, I built micro tools to solve my own problems. For example: article tool, portfolio tracker, SaaS tracker, habit tracker, and personal finance tracker.

I’ve always been an avid reader and I love reading about startups, business, & mindset. I wanted to be able to track my reading list, notes, and progress.

Today, I will share my steps on how to create your own book tracker. I’ll also include a Notion template so you can duplicate a copy.

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Books I’ve done from 2017 to 2020

1. Starting point 💡

Before this, I used Goodreads to track my reading progress. I also tracked my book notes on a separate Google Doc. …

About

Zoe Chew

🚀Built “I Lazy To Read” Product Hunt #1, Lifehacker + tech blogs in 7 countries. Product & community consulting US/APAC startups. 👉About me: whizzoe.com

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