Year 2 in Review: They Got Acquired, for 2023

February 5, 2024

Here’s what went well and what was challenging in 2023 for They Got Acquired.

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Annual Review: Year 1 of They Got Acquired (2022)

February 3, 2023

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.

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Personal goals: A look back at 2022 and ahead to 2023

January 6, 2023

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.

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6 Months After Launch: Where We Are With They Got Acquired

September 14, 2022

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.

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Launching a Media Company: The Early Days of They Got Acquired

September 12, 2022

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.

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Embracing the Indie Hacker Mentality

August 24, 2022

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.

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How We Got 1,000+ Email Subscribers Before Launch With a Simple Landing Page

February 7, 2022

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.

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Reflecting on 2021 and Setting Goals for 2022

December 27, 2021

As I set goals this year, I’m keeping it simple, giving myself lots of flexibility, and forcing low expectations.

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Want to Sell Your Business Someday? 4 Things to Do Now

October 14, 2021

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.

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Why and How I Sold a Content Company, The Write Life

September 19, 2021

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.

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