Topic: Business

Why you can’t sign up for my SaaS app

Today I announced a radical new direction for ConvertKit, my email marketing SaaS application:  You can’t create an account. Seriously, go to the website and try to pay me. You can’t. Like every other SaaS business, ConvertKit’s goal is to make money. So why remove every payment method from the site? Well, I have a […]

Two years after quitting my job: 2013 in review

If you’ve been reading this blog for a few years, you know the journey I’ve gone through: In October 2011 I left a startup job (making $60,000/year) to freelance and build and sell products. 2012 was an amazing year where I built this blog, wrote two books, and doubled my income. So what happened in […]

Authority Case Studies: $30,000+ in sales from first time authors

The greatest honor for anyone who teaches is to see the results of their work. Today I’m really proud to showcase what my readers have accomplished after reading Authority. Now to be clear, they did the hard work, I just gave them a framework to execute on. Have you ever bought a book, read it, […]

Building Profitable Audiences — Live in London

The last few weeks have been really fun. I’ve been traveling (one of my favorite things to do) around Europe and meeting up with really smart, driven people. It started with a trip to London to teach a workshop (which you’ll hear more about in a second) with Brennan Dunn. Then after the workshop we […]

Driving ongoing book sales with a sample chapter

How do you decide whether or not to buy a book? It seems interesting, but is the author just good at writing a description and getting a few raving testimonials? When buying a web application you have an opportunity to try it out before you buy. 14 or 30 day free trials are common, so […]

How teaching and storytelling can build a profitable business

For years I couldn’t figure out how to get attention for my business products. Since no one knew the products existed, I couldn’t make sales. With a more expensive product I could use direct sales: calling and emailing customers to educate them about the product, then ask for the sale. That worked, but was always […]

Lessons from building a blog to 10,000 subscribers in a year (video course)

This blog now has 10,000 email subscribers. In order to celebrate I’d like to try something a little different: a free video course. Inspired by my friends over at Fizzle I’ve been wanting to start recording videos for training. I’ve done a little bit for Authority, but that was just using an HD webcam. It […]