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We Analyzed Nearly 1 Million Headlines. Here’s What We Learned

9 commentsJuly 22, 2014

This is guest post by Garrett Moon, Founder at CoSchedule

Here at CoSchedule, we help our customers plan their blog and social media content on a single drag and drop calendar. This is cool, but what it really means is that we have access to a ton of data about blog headlines, including where those headlines get shared online.

After reaching nearly 1 million blog post headlines in our system, we began wondering about what they could reveal about growing traffic and [...]


A (Proven) Freelancer’s Guide to Growing Your Business

16 commentsJuly 22, 2014

[This is a delicious guest post by Paul Jarvis, Founder of PJRVS. --Noah]

Most freelancers start out their business like this:

They get great at what they do.
They build a website that talks about their expertise
They set up their social media profiles and start promoting at people.
They wait for clients to come to them.

When it’s laid out like that, you can see the obviously flaws. And yet, this is how a lot of freelancers try to start working for themselves. They think [...]


the expert curse

86 commentsJuly 15, 2014

at a dinner with my friend tucker i confided with him i was overwhelmed working on okdork.

when you start out in your business and do crazy things or experiment and it works or doesn’t, who cares. there’s no one to watch you fall. you’re just playing around without expectations.

one of my favorite quotes recently relates to this expression. it’s from steve jobs.

“the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.”

this speaks it so eloquently.

the [...]


If You Don’t Like Your Life, Change It! – Book Review

4 commentsJune 28, 2014

I recently picked up Yehuda Berg’s new book If You Don’t Like Your Life, Change It! Instead of writing up a summary or a regular review, I want to share some of the insights I picked up as I read it. Enjoy!

The size of greatness inside of you is measure by the challenges you overcome.

If you have problems with a co-worker for example, what lesson is that unpleasant colleague here to teach [...]