Archive for the ‘Making the Monies’ Category

If you’re here to follow my musings on business/entrepreneurship, go head on over to It’s where I talk about that kind of stuff now. And be sure to subscribe. I’ll likely keep this blog around as a place for me to vent and write essays I’ll likely never hit publish on So yeah – […]

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We can all agree that your network is a critical part of your success. Be it from introductions to people you can work with, to guest posts on influential websites, to just soaking up knowledge from experience and theory, your network is one of the greatest tools you can have. Yet just as people obsess […]

I’m a big fan of playing to your strengths. For me – that’s finding something interesting, iterating, building it, and moving on. For others, it’s really diving deep into a singular topic. For others, its programming solutions. We all have our skills (which you do have to nurture, but that’s for another day). One common […]

Next month, it will have been four years since I helped co-found A pretty simple idea (“Lets look at the actual evidence behind supplements and nutrition), it’s evolved into something a lot bigger – 30,000+ visitors a day, a monthly research digest, and generating over a million dollars a year. Over 1500 professionals rely […]

Three months ago, was sitting at above $700,000 in revenue. With the recent launch of the Research Digest (ERD), is now a million dollar business. And cash-flow positive to boot. I already covered the basics steps of what made us stand out. But you know what ERD was? It was us doubling […]

But we all already know that right? I just finished reading Ryan Holiday‘s book – Trust me, I’m Lying. In some ways, it reminded me of the things I used to do in the early 2000s when it came to MMOs, but that’s for another day. The book was basically two books in one – […]

Revenue in’s first 2.5 years of existence: ~$10,000 Revenue in the past year: $700,000 I’ll likely write more about this later, but the basic steps were (this post was inspired by Adam Bornstein’s post on top 5 ways you’ve known you made it): I harnessed my career capital (knowledge in building up websites). Conversely, […]

Big Week for Last week, announced its Human Effect Matrix, which “solves over 90% of supplement confusion.” The response was staggering, to say the least. Some quick numbers: 100,000 visitors over baseline (so e.g. if in the week we would have expected 50,000 visitors, we had 150,000) 1,000 new followers to our Facebook […]

Apple & Mapping

14, Jun 2012

Mike Dobson does a great job talking about the many challenges Apple is about to face with their new mapping system. The one part I disagree with Mike is the impetus that is driving Apple into this. Beyond the brand, beyond it making sense for Google (with the integration into local search), Apple’s new payment […]