Category Archives for "Bootstrapping"

Black Friday 2017 for Bootstrappers

Here are the top Black Friday deals for folks bootstrapping their online businesses this year: Human Proof Designs Dom (who I interviewed on the pod) is doing the biggest sale in HPD history with 10% off all products and services, whether you want to purchase a site or some links. In addition to the 10% […]

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5 Speed Kills Your Competition

[I no longer host with speedkills, I’ve moved over to WP Engine ūüôā ] I’ve always been a fan of zero sum games. From trying to make it as a professional poker player to more recently getting back into chess (I’m ‘snowbistro’ on chess.com if interested in a game) to now focusing on ranking my […]

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How To Get A Porsche

¬†recently sold my shopify ecommerce business¬†(backstory here)¬†on empireflippers.com for 21x monthly earnings. The¬†process of selling a business and discovering¬†what is valuable to buyers has been an incredible learning experience for me and Frank who bought the business is a great guy (interview below). Out of the 20+ buyers who paid the deposit to see the […]

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Being Mercenary Not Missionary

‘m back in the mountain disneyland of Whistler, BC. I did a ski season here ten years ago with my buddy Gav and now I’m back¬†on my honeymoon (I got up early and snuck out to head to starbucks and write this!). I’m not good at “forced” time away from working – it’s all I’ve […]

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Getting Married To Your Goals

got married this weekend and it feels good. I don’t know if it’s the freedom that comes from finally closing the question marks from being ‘single’ in the same way that creativity happens when you place limitations on yourself (kidding). In all seriousness I feel more free and more happy married than I was before. […]

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Process Oriented vs Results Oriented Business Models

n episode 21 of the Bootstrap Duel Podcast ‘Million Dollar Bootstrap Ballers’, me & Ben discuss picking the best business models to¬†get to $100k/m as quickly¬†as possible (and win the bet we have). Out of ecommerce, productized services, SAAS and other models we¬†both picked information products as the immediate¬†focus for the challenge. I’ve now set […]

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My Top Business Podcasts For Bootstrappers

Kim Doyal from the WPChick¬†asked me on Twitter yesterday what business podcasts I listen to and as questions are contentI thought I’d do a post about it. In this post are the podcasts for bootstrappers I listen to religiously and it’s interesting to see that most are part of the Dynamite Circle¬†that I’m a member […]

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2015 Goal – Race To A $100k Month

I’m just back from two weeks off work in Slovakia staying with¬†my girlfriend’s family. This time has really given me perspective on what’s happened business-wise over the last year and what my goals and focus is for 2015. It’s also been great to have a VA doing lead gen, customer service and service delivery whilst […]

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10 Making a splash in Vegas

I’ve been in Las Vegas for over a week now and it’s an incredible place, one in which I can be very productive in – probably because I don’t want to leave my suite when it’s 100F outside and has views over the Bellagio fountains: I was last here six years ago before they had […]

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