It’s not just you. It’s harder now to make a living as a creator.

March 10, 2024

Don’t believe anyone who tells you it’s easier than ever before to succeed as an online creator. The tech is easier, sure. But everything else is harder. Let me explain why.

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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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