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Be Your Own Angel – a revenue model for slow startups

Yes, recurring revenue grows sloooooowly. How do you, founder of a baby bootstrapping biz, survive the lean year or two before it can pay all your bills? Well, I have a strategy. I call it Be Your Own Angel. Last week, I gave a talk about it — in greater detail than ever before! —… Read more »

Startup Winter is Coming

Do you remember the mortgage crisis? In case you didn’t hear about it — or don’t remember the details — it worked something like this: Banks figured out a new way to profit from mortgage loans, even if the loans never got paid back… …which led them to loan money to people who’d never be… Read more »

Help! My SaaS isn’t growing! +60% revenue, 1 year later…

Just about a year ago, I wrote that Freckle had hit the Plateau of Doom. We were dead in the water at $28,000 a month. We’d grow a little… then shrink a little, grow a little, shrink a little… for months at a time. Why? y=mx+b. Growth (new accounts) is pretty much linear, a reliable… Read more »

Do You Deserve the Money You Earn?

You’re in a job. You’re a freelancer. You’re a consultant. Maybe you’re stuck right now, maybe you’re not stuck — you’re excited to take the next step, you just don’t know which next step that is. Well, you’re in luck, because you’re here! This is your next step: Practice thinking like an entrepreneur. That means […]

Henry Ford on Bootstrapping, Funding, & Going Public

Every Friday, I share juicy excerpts and commentary from awesome business books. I read ‘em, so you don’t have to. (Just kidding. READ THE BOOKS. LEARNINGS!) That’s why I call it Biz Book Friday. Last week, I squee’d all over how awesome Henry Ford’s autobiography is. And I offered running commentary to the highlights I […]

How to Make Financial Decisions, a Play in 1 Act

The biggest change in running your own business? Definitely a psychological one. You have to learn to think in terms of what you really want, and the opportunity costs between you and what you desire, which — all feelings of competence aside — almost none of us actually do on a day-to-day basis. The fact […]

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From Freelance to Product Empire

You wanna watch this interview with me on Mixergy. Especially if you’re a frustrated consultant (or freelancer). I talk turkey about how I went from being an overworked consultant (aka “wage slave” – ha!) to starting and running my own mini-product empire. if(!navigator.mimeTypes[‘application/x-shockwave-flash’])Wistia.VideoEmbed(‘wistia_298493′,600,290,{videoUrl:’’,stillUrl:’’,distilleryUrl:’’,accountKey:’wistia-production_1621′,mediaId:’wistia-production_298493′,mediaDuration:3905.7}) var socialJQuery = jQuery.noConflict(true);new SocialBar(“wistia_298493_social”, {buttons:[“embed”,”stats”,”twitter”,”facebook”,”email”,”wistia”],url:””,title:”From “Kept Woman” To Ruler Of Her […]

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Let’s Draw Back the Curtain

You wanna know why I write all this stuff? Why I’m so happy to disclose my income and strategies? It’s pretty simple: It’s a fucking vacuum out there. Those of us trying to make real money, we’re stumbling around in the dark, alone. There are thousands and thousands of blog posts about venture capital, viral […]

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I’ve Made $216,688 From Products This Year

Hey, would you look at the time? It’s getting late. Just two months until the deeply introspective blog posts start comin’ hot & heavy. It’s still only mid-October, I know. Halloween decorations: in. Pensive rumination: out. But hey, I caught myself thinking last night, I’ve finally caught up with the bookkeeping (thanks, Jess!), and I’m, […]

When Selling Turns You Evil

Does selling make you evil? Am I evil? Wicked? Slightly naughty? Well, am I? Some certainly would have you think so. There’s a lot of people out there who think commerce is evil. The exchange of money for goods and services? Yep, evil. And inherently manipulative. That’s what they believe. It doesn’t matter whether there’s […]

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