KP is a prolific creator that is active in the no-code and build-in-public communities. He likes to build communities and curated resources. He shares what he has learned via Twitter, his blog and his newsletter.
He is the Program Director of On Decks No-Code Fellowship program. He shared the story of how he applied to, and was recruited for, the job in public at How I landed my dream job at an ambitious startup by building in public.
He had posted a tweet about looking for employment and received 4 high quality job leads.
On Deck sent him a public job offer based on his build in public philosophy.
Build In Public
Building In Public is a newsletter and website that features interviews with prolific makers/founders who are applying the model of “build in public.”
He created the Twitter account in September, 2020, and was able to quickly grow to 100 followers.
No Code Cheat Sheet
No-Code Cheat Sheet is a Notion-based guide to help beginners find relevant no-code tools.
LetterDrop is a single destination for savvy readers to discover high-quality newsletter issues sourced from a curated selection of creators across multiple platforms.
By mid August, he had 600 beta sign-ups on the waiting list.
He posted a number of tweets summarizing the beta launch
- In the first 20 hours, he had 50 new signups on the waitlist and 82 registered users on the app.
- By the end of day 2, he had 126 onboarded users and 10 hand-picked issues.
- At the end of Week 1 there was 700 people on the wait list. 152 new beta users and 53 newsletter issues dropped.
Token For granted
A one-stop destination to keep up with the latest NFT news, break-out artists and emerging platforms.
KP launched this in April, 2020. It was created to pursue his personal curiosity about this new market and where it would go.
Extensionly is a website that helps users discover really cool browser extensions that they may not have heard of.
Interview Questions Database (IQDb)
IQDb is a crowd-sourced database of thought-provoking questions
Curated by KP
Curated by KP is a curated job board. It is a personal collection of breakout opportunities at leading startups that believe in the ethos of building in public.
Writers Compound was an online home for people who love written content.
He shared more product updates at Indie Hackers.
appeared on was a site where you could follow all the appearances of your favorite podcast guests. The goal was for it to become the imdb of podcasts.
He shared how he built and shipped the project in a 2019 MailChimp newsletter. He also shared the details in a Twitter thread.
He created a page on the website called Wall Of Love. This was to permanently save/celebrate all the little nuggets of social love the project received.
Do Things That Don’t Scale
Do Things That Don’t Scale was a crowdsourced collection of unscalable startup hacks and stories. It was his first no-code product.
He shipped it within 2 weeks and it went #1 on Product Hunt on launch day.
You learn more at Topping Product Hunt after 5 days of no-code building.
Nocode Hub was a place to discover the newest no code projects shipped by makers from all over the world.
He shared more behind the scenes details in his newsletter titled So I launched “Nocode Hub”
He created a video about how he automated news/blogposts on nocodehub.com at Loom.
UnDeck was a library of constantly updated and completely free resources for those wanting to create a pitch deck.
He created a Twitter thread about small wins with this launch that he was celebrating and grateful for.
Cuppa was a service that offers 1-1 virtual coffees with curious minds from Twitter. It merged with Cafecito in late 2020.
He launched Cuppa on March 14. He got 50 signups that day just via twitter. By March 14, he had recieved 100+ signups for cuppa. Just one week later, he had crossed 300 signups. The service had its first chat on March 22.
He shared a brief overview of the lessons learned on Twitter. He also shared the playbook he used to find his technical co-founder.
KP is currently writing a build in public guide about how to get the first 1000 early users for b2c products.
You can check it out on Gumroad.
KP tweeted about this product in September, 2020. Within 3 hours, he was able to get 200 signups for his e-book. He also earned $300 in his first day. He shared more details at How I sold $500 pre-orders for my new e-book in 2 days at Indie Hackers.
He is writing the book in public. He has published the first chapter, The playbook to build landing pages that work, on Notion.
Build In Public Swipe File
The Swipe File is a notion resource that allows for iteration over time. It contains a collection of useful links, screenshots of tweets, and tools
Within 4 days, he had earned over $3100 from 92 customers.
The product is being built in public.
Keep Up With KP
This newsletter is KP’s personal hand-picked collection of essay excerpts, tweets and products that educate founders and makers how to build leverage on the Internet and create communities.
By May 28, he had 51 subscribers.
Build In Public
Build In Public is a newsletter featuring prolific creators who are taking an audience-first approach in building products published every Wednesday
You can check out the artwork here.
Behind The Scenes
KP regular shares insights from his notesbooks
Building An Audience
- How do you find an audience who needs you?
- The playbook that helped KP build an audience from scratch
- 10 ridiculously simple tips KP wish he knew about building an audience when he first started
- How KP build his personal monolopy.
- KP’s playbook for building products
- How KP won over his limiting beliefs and shipped 8 no-code projects
- How to grow an audience on Twitter
- How to use Twitter as a wingman to network and connect with others
- 4 things KP did to make Twitter work for him
- Key lessons from growing his Twitter account from 1k to 10k followers
- A list of the “underrated” tools you should definitely check out
- A curated list of beginner-friendly tools to go from 0 to 1 in no-code within hours
- How to deal with constraints as a maker when you first start
- How KP acquired sign ups for his new projects – without going on Product Hunt
- How to have a healthy relationship with your MVP
- 5 things non technical founders can do to increase their value on the Internet
- Why it isn’t enough to just “think” about great ideas.
- 4 lessons to help build credibility in any given niche
- Actionable advice to acquire your first 100 sign ups at Indie Hackers
- Interview at The Danny Miranda Podcast
- KP and the Why Behind No Code at The Why Behind X
- 4: Karthik Puvvada – The art of building in public at Out of Curiosity
- How to Form the Identity of Who You Want to Become – Square One Show with KP