Archive for March 2013

The Truth About What’s Holding You Back

I’ve got a ton of interview requests in my inbox right now. I don’t know when my answers to this one will be posted, so I wanted to share it with you right now: Q: When you speak with others who haven’t started their own business, launched their own product such as a new online [...]

30×500 is Dead, Long Live 30×500

Another 30×500 ended, a new one just begun… but not quite. The Class… The Legend As you probably know, I developed a course called 30×500. The goal: to help other designers & developers (people like me!) do what I did — create a growing, profitable stable of products, without outside funding, on the side, to create [...]

3 critical, non-obvious ingredients for ANY launch

Once upon a time, in a land far away, a girl named Amy nearly botched a launch worth over $100,000. How did she do this? With a single, solitary email, reading… “Hey, doors are open! Buy your seat now!” That’s how most folks launch their products. It’s easy, and it’s wrong. And one time, I [...]

“Launch Day” is a toxic idea

“Launch Day” is a toxic phrase. It’s all backwards. NASA, after all, doesn’t decide which date they’re going to launch the rocket and then the day approaches and just BAM! There goes the rocket, and that’s that, they’re all done. There’s always a countdown There’s a countdown the day of (T-Minus 10, 9, 8…). And [...]

Learn All About Launches in My Online Roundtable

What do bootstrappers really need? What’s stopping you from building, launching, selling? Or from squeezing more out of the products you’ve got? Not facts. Not figures. Not how-to’s. Oh, sure, you could always use more how-to’s and more stats. But that’s not what you’re really starving for. That’s not what’s stopping you. That’s not why [...]

Curing the Lie of the Big Win (and the Big Fail)

We’re surrounded by the stories — the mytharc, if you will — of The Big Win. (Also the Big Fail.) “Twitter succeeded because…” “I failed because…” I’m here to tell you: That’s largely a load of crap. If you want to know why — and if you want to know how I succeed at so [...]

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