Archives: Entrepreneurship

What Babysitting Taught Me About Business

104 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

96 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 [...]


What You Can Learn from KISSmetrics’ SEO Strategy

49 commentsAugust 6, 2014

Have you ever noticed how much advice about SEO and Social Sharing is completely wasted? It’s amazing to me how many people can write about strategies, best practices, and go on preaching without showing exactly how it’s done.

Eli Overbey has provided an incredible post about the website KISSmetrics. In fact, if you’ve ever wondered how to do an audit, detailed analysis, or strategy document…wonder no more.

It’s all in the nearly 9,000 word document below.

(If you want an audit [...]


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

147 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 [...]