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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8 Years Ago, I Bet On Myself. Here’s Why I’ll Do It Again

June 30, 2021

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.

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Forget Multiples. Here’s What Really Matters When Selling Your Online Business

June 19, 2021

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from selling two online businesses, it’s this: Ignore the formulas and multiples the internet tells you to use to value your business.

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I Am Furious At the Patriarchy

May 22, 2021

I’m angry that anti-abortion legislation is coming down the pipeline now, after the year women have had. Are lawmakers trying to kick us while we’re down?

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