Last updated on April 2, 2017
A week ago I started an Austin Experiences business in 48 hours and generated $6k revenue which I wrote about on AppSumo here.
Just thinking about all the great people I have in my life, I was hit by an amazing wave of gratitude and appreciation.
I have a lot of friends in my life that watch over me. Lloyd from Ownlocal.com who always has my back. Or Dave from the post “The best cold email I’ve ever received” who has been extremely supportive and encouraging.
While traveling, so many people offered to show me places in Thailand or buy me tacos in their local cities (always appreciated). Jon Friedman and Edmund Lowman gave Neville and me the best tours around Thailand.
Recently at AppSumo we launched SumoMe.com which is a free toolkit for growing your website. More than 2 million people have viewed the plugin and nearly 2,000 are actively using it on their sites.
Many of the downloads are the results of relationships with fellow entrepreneurs and business owners. That includes the always great Ruben of Bidsketch, Maneesh of Pavlok, Devin Reams and so many more. (Yesterday, I found out even SAP is using it on their business innovation blog.)
I continue to meet great new friends like Eric Barker of Bakadesuyo who I felt instantly connected to because of our witty email conversations.
I’m grateful to be able to work and travel with the full-support of the unbelievable Appsumo team: Arielle, Anton, Chad, Damian and Eric.
My family is consistently supportive. Yes, I have been very annoyed with my Jewish mother at times but she’s the most consistent person I know 🙂
Daniel at Satchel-Page for being awesome to donate a bag to an OkDork reader and buying a ticket to the atxme events above. And the many other awesome folks who have done sweet, unbelievable giveaways on OkDork.
And then I have amazing readers like you tell me how a particular post (or Excel sheet) helped you in your business. You make my day with comments on Twitter, Facebook, and on the blog.
As a way of saying thanks and “I love you too”
50 OkDork readers will get a 5-Pack of Cord Tacos and 5 readers will get a Cargito iPad Charging case.
What’s a Cord Taco? I’m glad you asked. 🙂 Mike Macadaan has an incredible story about how he came up with the idea, made the first taco, started selling on Etsy, got tons of press on blogs, and then–within a year–started selling the Cord Taco in Apple stores.
I highly recommend reading his post on Medium about his journey and how he used bloggers and social media exclusively to get customers.
Mike (and his new company This Is Ground) just launched a new product — the Cargito iPad Charging case — on Kickstarter yesterday.
To be part of the giveaway…
1. Check out the Cardito KickStarter
2. Click to Tweet:
3. Leave some comment love below about who you love this delightful Valentine’s day.
50 OkDork readers will get a 5-Pack of Cord Tacos (so you can share the love). 5 very lucky readers will get a Cargito iPad Charging case.