How to Find the Best Guest Blogging Opportunities

If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you know that guest blogging has been producing great returns, in terms of traffic, backlinks, and email subscribers, for me. But how do you figure out what sites present the best guest blogging opportunities? How do you find the best places to guest blog? To get the best […]

6 Things I Learned About Marketing from Scientology

Scientologists are the best marketers ever. They brainwashed millions of people and built a billion dollar organization based on nothing. On Friday I watched Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, a documentary about (the cult of?) Scientology. You might know Scientology as that mysterious “religion” adopted by celebrities such as Tom Cruise and […]

How to Get Your First 100 Email Subscribers

The biggest mistake I’ve made in growing my business has been not focusing on building my email list. A large and active email list is the lifeblood of any marketer in almost any kind of businesses. More recently I’ve revamped my content strategy to focus on email opt ins and it’s going swimmingly. Don’t make […]

A Money Making Business I Started and Shut Down (Lean Startup Case Study)

When I read Fred Wilson’s recent blog post, “Product Idea: Reverse Engineering VC Investment Strategies”, about a business idea he thinks someone should start, my eyes lit up… I had actually tried to start this business. I had about 15 paying customers at a $100 price point. But then I tried a larger scale sales […]

The Truth About PR for Startups

After building something people want, acquiring customers is often one of the biggest challenges a startup faces. Press seems like a great option to many entrepreneurs. It seems so easy…you just have to get a journalist to write about you, you don’t even have to write the article, and then bam: traction. But is getting […]

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Guest Blogging

It’s hard to start a blog from scratch. Technology has made it easier than ever before to start a blog. Suddenly everyone is a media company. As a result, it’s harder than ever to rank on Google. Why would you want to rank high on google? Two words: traffic and customers. Given the importance of […]

How Doing Standup Comedy Made Me A Better Entrepreneur

I did standup comedy for the first time last week. I was scared as hell. It was probably the hardest thing I’ve done in a year. I actually think I kind of blacked out during it–I don’t really remember it. I’ve always found standup comedy impressive. It’s just one person on a stage. No instrument, […]

How to Choose a Customer Segment to Serve

“The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems…” – Paul Graham, Y-Combinator This quote from Paul Graham illustrates the importance of looking for problems rather than looking for “startup ideas.” An idea may or may not be a solution to a problem. If you […]