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What I learned about email marketing after losing $135,000 a day

8 commentsOctober 7, 2014

6 years ago I started a company called Kickflip Inc. At the time, I was the #1 largest Facebook app developer.

Every week Facebook changed its API and we had to change our apps and games constantly. We were forced to play by their rules and they governed how we interacted with our own customers/players.

Kickflip eventually morphed into Gambit — a payments company that worked with Zynga, Tagged, Gaia Online, Disney and more.

Then one day Facebook banned us.

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Are things happening to you or are you making things happen?

116 commentsSeptember 2, 2014

There is one key difference I’ve noticed among successful business owners and the “wantreprenuer” crowd. One group is waiting for the right _______ (fill in the blank). And the other group decided to make things happen for themselves. Period.

I’ll let you take a lucky guess on which group is successful.

Today, I want to show you three perfect examples of what it looks like to “make things happen” for yourself.

Example 1:

James Clear is a good friend and an impressive [...]


What Babysitting Taught Me About Business

108 commentsAugust 13, 2014

My brother has a 3 month old baby and I volunteered to help watch him for a few days.

This is a picture after I got both shoulders puked on by baby Atlas.

He’s a cute kid and I figured I could leave the kid in his crib while I did my work and activities throughout the day.

Shit…I was completely wrong.

I used to think (in my ignorance) that people with kids were too lazy to start their own business.

I used to [...]


The 6 Step Guide to Getting Free Press for Your Startup

104 commentsAugust 12, 2014

To be honest, I wanted to not like the guest post you’ll read today.

“PR” can be terribly boring. Before I started reading it, I decided that I wasn’t going to share it.

But when I started reading, I kept reading.

Dmitry is an experienced PR marketer and OkDork reader. He runs JustReachout.io which provides 1 on 1 help for startups writing email pitches and finding most relevant reporters.

His post builds on many of the other posts we’ve featured this year.

You’ll [...]