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Why Every Artist, Author, and Entrepreneur Should Care about Growth Hacking

Since its founding in 2009, Uber has grown to be valued at more than $18 billion. It’s one of the fastest growing startups in the world. Here’s what that looks like, relative to other major tech startups (and their billions in value): If you’re not familiar with Uber, they’re a ride-sharing company that allows people to easily grab a ride in most major cities across the...

How to Achieve Your Goals through a Structured Evaluation Process (2014 Year in Review)

I love the start of a new year. The desire (and energy) for positive change; the ideas that become goals (and eventually reality); the seemingly limitless opportunities that beg us to step up to the plate, at least to give it a try…at least this once… The beginning of every year is a time when aspirations collide with unconquerable optimism in a beautiful...

Why You Should Collaborate (a $63,659 Case Study)

On Monday, November 11th, I’m launching a new book about collaboration. I’ll be using a platform known as Publishizer.com to crowdfund the book. Publishizer is a lot like Kickstarter, but for books. If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowdfunding platform that allows artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and creators of all types to pre-sell their idea before they build it. Crowdfunding...

Success Hacking 101: How to Turn an Idea Into A Business Without Money, an Audience, or Technical Skills

How can you turn an idea into a business: if you don’t have a “technical” skill (i.e. you’re not an engineer or programmer)? if you don’t have a lot of money (nor do you want to spend a lot of money to get the idea started)? if you want to get it up and running without going all in and putting your life (or credit) on the line for it? That’s what Jon Nastor, ex-punk rocker turned entrepreneur and...

How to Sell Anything (That’s Worth Selling)

This is part 3 in a 3 part series. For bonuses, including the copy-and-paste sales script from this blog post, grab The Business Building Toolkit here. Learn how to sell anything (that’s worth selling) in this 7 minute video that film critics everywhere are raving about*: *I can’t confirm nor deny this statement. Last month, I led and shipped a collaborative business project – a business...

How to Build a Lean Sales Funnel From Scratch

  In 2014, I collaborated on and launched a 5-figure business. What started as just an idea several months prior culminated in a launch that brought in $40,000+, allowing us to fund our operations for the foreseeable future and take our business to the next level. In part 1, I wrote about “The Open Loop Product Development Framework” – a process I use to thrash an idea until it’s clear...

How to Launch a Business from Scratch (part 1 of 3)

For a more in depth look at building a team and shipping a product to market, checkout Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online. The Open Loop Product Development Framework A couple months ago, I mentioned I was collaborating on a new business venture – a business training platform for veterans. Last week, we wrapped up...

The 3 Step Pivot Framework: How to Turn Failure into Success

Last month I got an email from a friend. After 6 months of hustle, she’s throwing in the towel. Why? Not enough sales. No traction. No growth. I felt bad. I hate seeing people fail. I hate it even more when a project fails that hasn’t  been properly tested in the marketplace. In my friends case, she had only tried one option. It didn’t work. Surely there’s a better...

Lean Launch: How to Sell an Idea Before You Build it (a $41,000 case study)

Download The “Business Building Toolkit” here when you’re ready to launch your business Last month I helped launch a product that did $41,000 in gross revenue. While the launch was a success, the remarkable part isn’t the amount we brought in (I’ve seen bigger launches). No, what’s remarkable is the process we used to get it off the ground. You see, most business product...

Behind-the-Scenes of a $40k Launch (our strategy and techniques exposed)

For a step-by-step path to creating, marketing, and launching your first five or six figure product, read: Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online. In the fall of 2013, I resigned my commission in the US Army. It was a pretty great moment, I’m not going to lie. For the previous 9 years, I had been part of an organization...

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