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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It’s always been about freedom Regular readers of this blog will know I’ve been on a quest for the last 8 years to achieve financial freedom. Ever since quitting my job at the end of 2009 I’ve been trying to both replace the income I gave up AND for it to be recurring every month with the […]

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5 Speed Kills Your Competition

‘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 if interested in a game) to now focusing on ranking my authority sites, it’s all about beating the competition. And I now have a big […]

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How To Get A Porsche

 recently sold my shopify ecommerce business (backstory here) on 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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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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