I’ve been creating content on YouTube for a year now and I find it unbelievable that my channel is still not making money from Youtube.

You can view my channel here if you’re interested in checking it out.

For those who don’t know in order to start making money on Youtube you have to hit specific guidelines (see below).

As you can see I have 1,600 subscriber, but I haven’t been able to hit the Total Public Watched Hours milestone and because of this I’m not eligible to make money off of ads.

For the record, I’m not saying I…

By AJ Picard

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I’ve been in the No-Code space since 2019 and I can’t get over how much it not only continues to grow, but improve as well. I first started using No-code by building websites in Webflow, for those who don’t know Webflow is like WIX but on Steroids.

Here are a list of websites I’ve built in Webflow:

Once I was comfortable building products in Webflow I started exploring No-Code app builders. The two App Builders I use on a daily basis are Adalo & Bravo Studio.

Here are some of…

By AJ Picard

So I’ve been following the Influencer industry for a couple of years now and it’s insane how fast it’s growing. The issue still is that Influencers are being forced to spend a lot of time on these massive social platforms and their not getting paid for it.

Reason 1 — Build A Community

Instagram, TikTok, Clubhouse, etc allow these Influencers to build MASSIVE communities, which gives these Influencers the power to be their own brand. The issue is these Influencers are only making money by selling their own merchandise or from brands paying them to promote their products.

So I ask, why aren’t…

By AJ Picard: I run Sauce Design & Clava

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I started this series because I couldn’t find any information on how to mentor an intern designer! I have never done something like this before so I decided to document my own experience. You can read part 1 here.

In part 1 I touched on the three principles I felt like you have to focus on in order for the mentorship to be a successful one.

These principle were:

  1. Prepare
  2. Encourage
  3. Teach


I already covered the Prepare principle, since I already generated a list of things I wanted to focus on…

By AJ Picard — founder of Sauce Designs & Clava App

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I’ve been building my own products, other peoples products and I’ve also been learning a shit ton of information over the past 3 years. Everyday I wake up with new tasks to handle or fires that need to be put out.

One lesson I’ve learned along my journey so far is…

Staying up all night to get work/tasks done is not the answer.

I recently pulled yet another all night the other day due to so many tasks I needed to complete before my vacation. …

By AJ Picard — I run Sauce Designs & Clava App

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

It’s been a month since I’ve brought on our first design intern to help out with tasks for both Sauce Designs & Clava App. Before I started recruiting our first intern I was doing a ton of research on how to be great mentor.

There were so many articles I went over that provided a bunch of valuable information & tips to use. In this article I wanted to share what I’ve done so far throughout this process.

Here are the three rules I live by when it comes…

By AJ Picard — founder of Sauce Designs & Clava App

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Is this a trick?

I wanted to start this article off by explaining my favorite sales trick that I’ve learned to date.

My first sales job was selling Audio Visual solutions to schools and enterprises, the best part about the job was that my company was a smaller division of an even bigger company.

This allowed me to network with this bigger companies sales reps who had quotas of 5–15 million.

Unlike mine which was 250k…

I remember one day I was talking to one of the reps and I was explaining to…

AJ Picard — founder of Clava & Sauce Designs

Just because what you want hasn’t happen yet, doesn’t mean it isn’t going to.
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The other day I was listening to the 21 Savage’s new album and he said something that caught my ear…

Just because it ain’t happen yet don’t think that it’s not.

This simple lyric spoke to me, it made me realize I have to continue to be patient and live in the moment.

You see in life, everyones journey is different. For example, if you and I started a business at the same time I guarantee we would either succeed or fail at different times.

Why is that?

Me and you…

By AJ Picard — founder of Sauce Designs & Clava App

Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash

If you’re reading this and you have an app idea that you want to bring to life but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place. I’ve published my own app into the App Store (Clava) while also designing + developing other apps through my studio Sauce Designs.

I want to share some of my experiences of building products for clients & myself. Here are some tips on the best way to approach getting your app into the market as efficiently as possible.

Don’t Go All In.

When I jump on…

By AJ Picard — founder of Clava App & Sauce Designs

I started designing Websites about 3 years ago and the issue I kept running into was that I had to find a developer to bring the websites I was designing, to life.

That caused my project prices to go way up and I ended up losing a couple of clients because of that.

There had to be a way I could design these websites and then build them.. that’s when I came across the No-Code movement.

In this article I want to share with you the No-Code website builders…

AJ Picard

Running Clava App & Sauce Designs. Sharing my insight and journey as an Entrepreneur & self taught Designer.

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