A Project Update: Random Useful Websites & Discuvver

Back in August last year Dan and I created and launched RandomUsefulWebsites.com to a wave of exposure and traffic. Thousands of upvotes on Reddit, hundreds on Product Hunt and hundreds of thousands of visitors within a few days. By all means it was a successful product launch for something that took us only a couple of …

My Experience Working With Partners From Different Countries

Throughout the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of being able to work with multi-talented people from all over the world, from the UK to America to Canada to South Africa and beyond. These people from all different walks of life with different skills sets have taught me a lot about business & life …

What Getting Sober Has Taught Me About Entrepreneurship & Life

Having an addictive personality fucking sucks. Majority of people go through life being able to deal with things in moderation. That’s not me. Whether it’s gambling or drinking, ever since I hit 18 I’ve always had trouble dealing with these addictions. I mean, I’ve even written about it before in a blog post called “How Making Money …

Revenue & Analytics from a #1 Reddit AMA

Link to the AMA. On the 13th of December at 3am I decided to do a Reddit AMA. An AMA if you’re not familiar is a chance for users on the social platform Reddit to ask questions & get answers from people in unusual professions, celebrities, sports stars, politicians etc. I had been told earlier this year to …

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of People Stealing Your Ideas

When you have a great idea for a new business, product or startup are you reluctant to share it with the world? Most entrepreneurs seem reluctant to talk about ideas for fear of someone stealing and implementing them. When they do share them, they ask potential partners to sign non-disclosure agreements and jump through hoop …

From 0 to 500,000 Clicks in Under 24 Hours

  So your new puppy is here and you’ve taken some time off of work to look after him. You’re sat eating cheerios deciding what to spend the day doing whilst at home – after all the puppy hasn’t had his vaccinations yet so you have to stay in. Why not create a site in …

How to Find (and Use) Untapped Traffic Sources or: Why This Useless Website Gets 100,000 Visits A Month

  Ask most marketers for their favorite traffic sources and you’ll probably hear the usual suspects: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Product Hunt and a few less well known others. There’s a reason you hear the same traffic sources mentioned over and over again amongst marketers: they’re huge, easy to access and designed to make sharing …

How to Maximize Your Sale Price When Selling a Site on Flippa

Selling a website is a great way to generate cash, free up your time for other projects and reward yourself for your hard work. It can also be a difficult, stressful process in frustration that can result in you selling a website for less than you think it’s worth. I’ve sold several sites on Flippa, …

How Tech Journalists Find Websites to Cover (and How to Get Them to Notice Yours)

Press coverage on a high-traffic, mainstream blog is often all it takes to catapult your website into the public eye. The power of the tech press has grown so massive that a lot of startup founders think that getting into TechCrunch is all it takes to make it. Over the last couple of years I’ve …

5 Cheap Ways to Get Press for Your Startup, App or Website

Coverage in the mainstream media is one of the most effective ways to put your app, startup or website in front of millions of potential customers. The only problem is that getting press coverage, at least for a small company, is very difficult. Cold emailing journalists is a slow, time-consuming and boring process that rarely …