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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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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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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 Was Sleep-Deprived, Breastfeeding… And Asked to Speak on Stage

May 14, 2021

Just a few months after giving birth to my second child, I was invited to give an on-stage presentation. Could I do it?

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