April, 2014 | OkDork.com

A Guide to Grow Your Blog (or Any Blog) 10X

A few months ago I saw this goofy looking kid getting his articles ranked high on two of my favorite marketing sites Inbound.org and Growthhackers. His name was Nate Desmond and what he was writing about was extremely impressive. Funny enough on his site was a link to hire him, I did part-time. Since then…

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Small Giants by Bo Burlingham — Book Review

A few months ago, I picked up the book Small Giants by Bo Burlingham. The book is the best I’ve read this year and is a fascinating read for anyone with a side business, a start-up, or a small business. For many companies, the only priority is the near-constant pressure to grow bigger, make more money, and crush…

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Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us.

A while back, someone sent me a link to the BuzzSumo website. With a name that includes “Sumo,” I knew it was love at first sight. And the love has lasted. Years later, I still use BuzzSumo regularly. It’s a gold mine of data for analyzing content’s popularity, social growth, and more. #chaching. Because I’m…

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How to Validate an Idea and Launch Your Product – A Story

About two months ago, one of my ideas was rejected. Not by customers, investors, or even strangers. This idea was rejected by some of my closest friends. So here was my idea… There’s a limited edition movie poster company called MondoTees. They get local artists to redesign movie posters in a really clean way and…

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