Entrepreneurship

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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What Does It Take to Build a Low-Stress Startup?

April 21, 2021

What does it look like to opt out of hustle culture, and create a startup that’s low stress, small team and high profit?

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Do This With Your Company Website, And You’ll Be Miles Ahead of Everyone Else

March 8, 2021

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.

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Do Content Companies Need a Task-Management Tool?

January 23, 2021

I surveyed small- to medium-sized companies about which tools they use to plan, create and publish content. Here’s what they told me.

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An SEO Playbook:
How We Increased The Write Life’s Traffic to 460K Monthly Pageviews

January 13, 2021

There’s a misconception that SEO is bad for the reader. But it is absolutely possible to optimize your content in a way that benefits both the reader and search engines. 

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Where to Find and Hire Freelance Writers: 47 Websites and Communities

December 10, 2020

When looking to hire high-quality freelance writers, I usually turn to my network first. After that, I put out feelers in these websites and groups.

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For Fast-Growth Startups That Invest in Content, This is a Game-Changer

December 7, 2020

Why the scarcity mindset is pervasive in content teams, and how to help your team push past it.

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