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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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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