Last week I talked about how I messed up the beta of my Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product launch.
Disclaimer: I went back and forth on if I should use “Fuck” in my blog post title or something more “approriate”. However, this blog is not meant to be a ‘professional’ blog nor am I trying to generate business from this blog. I’m just wanting to connect to other founders and startups to share my experiences. So I decided, what the hell. If I offended you, I’m sorry…sort of.
No, I don’t plan on doing this for every book I read. But every once in awhile, a book comes along that completely changes your outlook on something.
I have always been curious to see how other entrepreneurs and startup founders spend their time and what they’re working on.
I prefer the definition given by BusinessDictionary.com of bootstrapping:
Building a business out of very little or virtually nothing. Bootstrappers rely usually on personal income and savings, sweat equity, lowest possible operating costs, fast inventory turnaround, and a cash-only approach to selling.
Everything is mapped out. The content strategy and 30+ blogs have been written. Target guest blogs have already started to get posted. The marketing website is up. I have mapped out 125 different growth hacks (which I’ll be posting soon). I’ve seemingly planned everything I can.
Before I became a startup enthusiast, I played poker. I actually played poker “professionally” for about a year. That year was filled with a lot of lessons that I’d be able to take with me. I didn’t realize so many of the lessons would relate to business at the time, but I can look back now and definitely say it helped shape my approach to startups.
In the beginning of 2013 my digital marketing agency was looking to help our property management client come up with ways for them (and us) to provide more value to their residents.
As I eluded to in my last blog, oDesk is my friend. I have mastered the art of outsourcing.