Archives: Entrepreneurship

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

11 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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We Analyzed the 3,000 Most Successful LinkedIn Publishing Posts

181 commentsSeptember 9, 2014

This is a post by Paul Shapiro. Make sure you check out his blog, Search Wilderness and follow him on Twitter.

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LinkedIn has opened the floodgates to a world of content with their new publishing platform and it’s an amazing way to expose your writing to a highly-professional network of readers.

Top influencers are already publishing on LinkedIn, so people are seeking out content on the platform to read. This cannot be said about your typical WordPress blog.

Despite its awesome content marketing potential, The LinkedIn [...]


What Babysitting Taught Me About Business

109 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

105 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 [...]