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Katt Risen, solopreneur, no-code queen, mum of two toddlers

I’ve stated this many occasions, and can say it once more as a result of it actually is the principle motive behind the existence of Working Mums Membership: I’m always impressed and motivated by the mums I join with through this text and am so thrilled to share a nugget of that inspiration with you.

At present’s Working Mum Knowledge interview is with Katt Risen, mum of two toddlers, no-code queen, and extra just lately, full-time solopreneur.

What drew me to Katt’s updates was that she was on a journey to design her personal life while working full-time, with small children in tow.

Connecting with Katt has opened by thoughts to so many alternatives.

I first found Katt on Twitter, after which realised we’re each in Daniel Vassallo’s Small Bets neighborhood, after which realized she was a mum when she launched an AI instrument to provide you concepts for youths actions through Indie Children.

Extra just lately, she achieved her first set of objectives in direction of designing her personal life ($2000+ in month-to-month recurring income), that has enabled her to stop her full-time job to work on her tasks, on her personal phrases.

Right here is my interview with Katt. It exhibits you the facility of no-code instruments and the way they permit anybody to construct their dream tasks. I hope it conjures up you prefer it did me.

Katt Risen along with her household

Q. Inform us a little bit bit about your self (work, household and private pursuits/hobbies)

I’m Katt and I reside in Belgium with my husband and a pair of children (2 and 4 years previous). We each love journey, good meals and lively holidays. I’ve been working for 10 years in a European tourism firm in numerous advertising and eCommerce roles.

Q. What impressed your solopreneur journey?

It began when a little bit conversational app I constructed with no-code acquired acquired. After I shared this on Twitter, I obtained loads of direct messages with questions, likes and folks cheering for me.

This stored taking place each time I shared one thing concerning the acquisition. So I felt the pull and thought, ‘this may be an attention-grabbing publication thought’.

Just a few months previous to that, I joined the 100 Days of No-Code Bootcamp. I realized all the things about lean mindset and it has been such a game-changer.

Usually I might begin a enterprise with a great title, a emblem, a customized area, an ideal working product and a formidable touchdown web page. 99% of the time I might cease the undertaking as a result of I didn’t validate it or it was overwhelming.

However this time I put my learnings from the bootcamp into follow. I went for the primary title that popped up in my head. Took an icon from Flaticon; arrange a Substack account in quarter-hour; and introduced in a tweet that I might publish the primary story the following day.

The following day I had round 200 subscribers. Concept validated! Now I used to be able to put some work into it – and I then purchased a customized area 7 months later I’m at 5500+ subscribers.

Q. What’s your mission as a web based enterprise proprietor and creator?

My mission is to encourage non-technical folks by exhibiting them the chances of no-code and empower them within the course of.

Q. What are the challenges you face?

With no-code, the problem is that you just really feel like you may instantly construct each concept that pops up in your head. However that doesn’t imply it’s best to! I attempt to concentrate on the concepts that:

Q. As a mum, founder and creator, AND somebody with a full time job (!) how do you handle your time?

I benefit from early bedtimes of my children (7pm) and naps in the course of the weekend. Though it doesn’t really feel like work, it isn’t simple.

On prime of all of it, I additionally wish to be a great mum, have time to work out, have enjoyable with my husband and buddies. So I made a decision to take parental go away (in Belgium now we have 4 months of parental go away) to determine if I might begin doing this full-time and be there extra for my children. And in February, I stop my job!

Some productiveness ideas that helped my journey:

  • Outline small weekly objectives

  • Be a part of an accountability group (for me this was neighborhood)

  • Construct in public

  • Use a timebox to do app (I exploit Llama life)

  • Just be sure you love what you accomplish that it doesn’t really feel like work, in any other case you’ll burnout shortly.

Q. How has having your individual enterprise on-line / within the creator financial system modified your life, each as an expert and a mum?

I had been dreaming for years about entrepreneurship, so to lastly be capable to make the leap and do what I like day by day has been fairly wonderful. I needed to journey so much for my job, it was a protracted commute, I didn’t see my children within the morning, loads of conferences and so on. So now, to be my very own boss, have breakfast with my children within the morning, clear my schedule when they’re sick, is so value it.

Q. What’s your recommendation to mums trying to begin a web based enterprise?

  • Go for an concept that solves an actual downside

  • Take into consideration your private monopoly

  • Deal with the core function that provides most worth

  • Launch earlier than it’s good (I write intimately about this in my No-Code Maker workbook)

Q. What’s your final objective as a working mum?

Be there for my children whereas having fun with what I do.

Q. The place do you get your inspiration?

I’m subscribed to loads of newsletters. I hearken to loads of podcasts (Indiehackers and My First Million) and I’m very lively on Twitter. And, the no-code twitter neighborhood is so constructive and supportive.

Q. What’s your greatest productiveness hack?

On Sunday, I write down my plan for the week through which I additionally embody household and family duties, this provides me loads of peace of thoughts.

Q. What’s your greatest parenting hack?

TV time for the children on Saturday and Sunday morning so we will get up comfortable 🙂

Q. What do you do in your ‘me-time’ and the way does it assist you?

For me, doing sport is so necessary as it’s a mixture of maintaining in form and seeing buddies. I cycle each Monday with a good friend, Tuesday and Friday morning are for operating and Thursday night is for a multi-sport session.

Q. Favorite instrument that makes your life / enterprise simpler?

I’m type of a instrument nerd however the ones I exploit day by day are:

  • Airtable to handle all my tasks

  • Pika.Type for good screenshots

  • Llama Life for my to do listing

  • for managing twitter DMs

  • Mailbrew to learn my newsletters

  • to gather and show testimonials

Q. Favorite quote

“Studying is sweet, motion is healthier” – Eric Ries

Q. Smartest thing you’ve gotten learn or watched recently

The newest deep dive from the Development in Reverse publication.

There may be SO a lot to discover on this interview; particularly if you’re nonetheless getting your head round web3 and no-code.

The world is altering. We have to transfer with it, or it is going to transfer with out us!

If you wish to join with Katt, you will discover all her particulars right here. Or go away a remark right here and I’ll ensure that she will get it!

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That’s all for right now.

Glad weekend!





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