Archives: Entrepreneurship

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

10 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

26 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 [...]

How to Connect with VIPs: 5 Tips for Cold Emails

47 commentsJuly 8, 2014

This is a guest post by John Corcoran.

Let’s get one thing straight: Noah Kagan really has no business sending me cookies.

Noah is busy running AppSumo, training new entrepreneurs and riding bikes around Austin sampling tacos. Until recently, he had no idea who I was.

And yet here I was, opening my mail to find a box of chocolate chip cookies, with a thank you note from Noah Kagan.

So why did Noah send me cookies?

Well, it all started with an email that [...]

Interview with Siggi Hilmarsson of Siggi’s Icelandic Skyr Yogurt

2 commentsJune 14, 2014

A year ago, my good friend Lisa mentioned she met a guy named Siggi who made Icelandic yogurt. I brushed it off, not thinking much of it until 2 months ago when I saw the yogurt of the same name in Whole Foods.

I’d been eating Vanilla Greek yogurt for awhile since it tasted great and has good macro-nutrients. I figured I’d give Siggi’s yogurt a shot.

It was surprisingly creamier than Greek yogurt and had a better nutritional [...]