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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a founder, you have a huge opportunity to create a connection and foster trust. But if you don’t share your story and make it easy to find, potential customers won’t even have a chance to like you.