On February 7, 2023, we’ll hit our first anniversary of launching this brand.
This is a reflection piece that looks back on what we’ve achieved in Year 1 and how we did it, what was hard and why, and how we’re growing the company going forward.
I almost didn’t make time for this, but I’m so glad I did — because looking back at my goals from 2022, it’s easy to see just how much has changed.
For this six-month check-in, I cover what we’ve accomplished so far in building this media brand, plus how we’re moving toward profitability.
Here’s how and why I chose the idea for my next media company, plus what we did to pull off a successful brand launch, including what worked and what I found challenging.
I’ve never considered myself an indie hacker. But a few weeks ago something changed. I started approaching my work like an indie hacker… and here’s what shifted.
The first 1,000 email subscribers are always the hardest. Especially if you don’t have a product yet. Here’s the scrappy approach we used to get 1,000 people on our email list ahead of launching They Got Acquired.
As I set goals this year, I’m keeping it simple, giving myself lots of flexibility, and forcing low expectations.
I’ve sold two businesses. As I build my next one, here’s what I’ll do from the beginning to make it easier to sell later.
This year I sold The Write Life, an online business I’d built mostly as a side project over the last eight years. This post explains why I sold it, what the process was like, and what I’m building next.
Here’s a lesson I’ve learned so many times, one that comes back to me again as I reflect on selling The Write Life: It’s always worth investing in yourself.