Announcing The Building in Public Podcast

I might fail in front of everyone. I’m excited to announce the launch of my podcast, Building in Public! In this podcast series, I’ll be starting a business from scratch…in public. I wanted to fully document starting a business from scratch (for several reasons discussed below) and I also wanted experience the pain points of podcasting [...]

Minecraft’s $2.5 Billion Acquisition and A Golden Age For Bootstrapping

Minecraft was just acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion. And they were bootstrapped. They didn’t raise any money. They had just 37 employees as of June 2014 and were profitable with $316 million in annual revenue. The company’s founder, Markus Persson, was reported to have owned 70% of the company himself prior to the acquisition. [...]

No One Cares About You.

No one cares that you have a family to feed. No one cares that you have rent to pay. No one cares about your student loan debt. If you’re on the side of the road with a flat tire, no one will stop. They might even drive through the puddle next to you intentionally. No [...]

How to Avoid Building Something No One Wants By Solving Known Problems

Entrepreneurs have been solving the same problems for ages…and making billions of dollars in doing so. Some of today’s most successful startups are solving age old problems but with 10x improved solutions. There are some needs that nearly everyone has. Needs that people have been finding ways to meet since the beginning of time. These [...]

How to Build a WordPress Blog From Scratch in One Day

My latest course, How to Build a WordPress Blog From Scratch in On Day is now live! I’m offering it at over 65% off! You can learn more about the course below. Check out the course and take advantage of this limited time offer here: It can cost thousands of dollars to have a blog or website [...]

Recapping the First Half of 2014 and Looking Forward

The past 6 months have been the most productive 6 months of my life. Probably not the healthiest. But most certainly the most productive. I’ve fulfilled a lifelong dream of founding a company. I’ve built multiples streams of passive income. And I’ve learned a ton. I’ve also had some time to pursue a passion project, [...]

3 Career Advice Myths and The Truth That Will Crush Your Dreams

It’s easier to be conformist and wrong than contrarian and right. Most conformist though is optimistic, so you will sound like a good happy person by conforming. As a contrarian on optimistic conformist thought you sound like a crazy pessimistic asshole. Even if you’re contrarian and right there’s often more to be lost than gained [...]

How to Get Paid to Travel

I’m going on a 2 month travel excursion in a few weeks…and profiting in the process. NYC→ France→ Austin TX My first stop is France. I’ll be there for almost all of July. My second and last stop is Austin, Texas. I’ll be there for 30 days. I actually have a few pockets of days [...]