What do you get out of Twitter?
My clients get:
- Opportunities to speak and write for pay
- Invitations to be quoted as experts in their fields
- Qualified leads
- New clients
- New collaborative projects
- And Life-long friendships
How can Twitter do all of that? (And how have you not managed to do it before?).
Earlier this year, I shared t-shirts “designs” with photographs I’d taken in California.
After receiving a favorable response to the t-shirts + unrelated requests to sell some of my Instagram photos as prints, I’ve decided that in 2016 I will open an online store to sell t-shirts and prints.
I think the t-shirts are too pricey from PAOM so I’ll be seeking other solutions.
I’ve been inspired to move forward with these plans as a result of discussions about art with Violeta Nedkova , Kiki Schirr, and Camille Taylor + discussions about photo apps with Ryan Hoover – so when it all goes live, I’ll owe them for helping me accomplish my dream of creating and selling art.
Here’s a roundup of the articles I published in 2015, not including Photo Friday.
- The Ultimate Guide to Using Product Hunt for Your Startup (TribeBoost)
- Using User-Generated Content to Your Advantage (Convert.com)
- Good Copy, Great Copy, and Copy That Converts (SEMrush)
- The Quick Guide to Mapping Content to the Buyer’s Journey (SujanPatel.com)
- Creating Content That Sells: 9 Top Lessons for a Conversion Copywriter (HubSpot)
- Hiring For Conversion Rate Optimization (Visual Website Optimizer)
- The Quick n’ Dirty Guide to Landing Pages That Convert
- The Biggest Pet Peeves of CRO Experts (HubSpot)
- Customer Development: 4 Steps for Decreasing Churn (Conversioner)
- Two Mistakes I See SaaS Founders Make All The Time
- The Natural, Logical, Inescapable Way to Make Sales with Free Trials (SaaScribe)
- The Right Way to Reduce Your Churn Rate (HubSpot)
- Trying to acquire the wrong customer? (SaaScribe)
- Customer Success for Dummies – What Every SaaS Founder Should Know (SignupLab)
- 10 Ways to Grow Your SaaS with Customer Success (TribeBoost)
- Retention opportunities are hidden within the success gap. (SaaScribe)
- Customer Success by the Numbers: Using Data Science to Predict the Future
- Leverage NPS Surveys to Boost Brand Advocacy (Wootric)
- 5 Customer Success Hacks to Grow Your SaaS Biz Like Crazy (SaaScribe)
- The Tom Sawyer Method of Marketing with Brand Advocates (SaaScribe)
- Customer Success Without The SaaS (ChartMogul)
- 4 Ways Customer Success Pays for Itself – and Then Some (SaaScribe)
- How to Achieve Positive Growth with Negative Churn (ChartMogul)
- Give Churn the Old Heave-Ho With These Data-Driven Hacks (ChartMogul)
- Customer Success and The Age of the Customer
- Budgeting for Customer Success in 2015 [Video, Slides & Budget Template]
- Customer Success Creates Revenue That Won’t Quit
- #ILookLikeAnEngineer and Ashe Dryden’s Programming Diversity
- Ladies and Gents, The Pipeline is Not The Problem (SEMrush)
- 10 Inspirational Growth Marketers
- Have you heard about the Growth Hacking skill no one’s talking about?
- 10 Growth Hacking Epiphanies From a Customer Success Genius
Marketing “In General”
- 6 Cool Company Blogs Everyone Will Enjoy Reading (HubSpot)
- 40+ SaaS, Marketing, and Growth Newsletters
- 15 Blogs I Love
- 8 Great Marketing Blogs You Probably Don’t Follow (But Should) (HubSpot)
- Practical Advice From Rand Fishkin on 9 Common Marketing Problems (HubSpot)
- What to do when your SaaS pricing is WRONG! (ChartMogul)
- Comparing SaaS Swag — What’s in your Goodie Bag?
- 10 Ways to Retain Clients and Grow Like Crazy (GetApp)
- 15 E-Books for SaaS Companies
- 40 Articles on SaaS Free Trials Distilled Down
- Stop Churn in its Tracks with 5 SaaS Retention Hacks
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Should you use growth tactics that don’t scale? (SEMrush)
- It’s not just about solving a problem – it’s the severity of the problem.
- All About The Crowdfunded Startup (SEMrush)
- Buffer’s Stack for Startup Success
- Working Remotely? Try These 27 Tools for Better Communication, Collaboration & Organization (HubSpot)
The Future / Predictions
My year in accomplishments:
- Shared beautiful memories with friends
- Helped grow Inbound.org
- Featured in Forbes for the first time, and the second time
- Featured in Inc.com for the first time
- Featured in Venture Beat for the first time
- Featured in The Next Web for the first time
- Participated in my first webinar, and my second one
- Helped form The Shine Crew with Joanna Wiebe, Tiffany da Silva, Talia Wolf and Angie Schottmuller
- Co-Founded The Craft newsletter – a bimonthly curation of the best marketing in books, articles, products, dataviz and events
- Co-Founded SaaS.Community – a new community for SaaS enthusiasts to network and share info.
- Re-joined Inturact as Chief Strategy Officer
- Accepted into graduate school for a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technologies
- Featured in Mattermark Daily for the first time
- Nominated for Product Hunt’s “Maker of the Year” award
- Ryan Dubas for being my rock
- Lincoln Murphy and Jim Gray for your mentorship (and friendship!)
- Trevor Hatfield for being an awesome Co-Founder
- Katy Katz for being my partner in crime at Inturact
- Joanna Wiebe, Tiffany da Silva, Talia Wolf, Angie Schottmuller for all of your support through The Shine Crew
- Lauren Van Mullem for being the best Editor
- Stacey Stormes for being the best Social Media Assistant
- Sujan Patel for your support and featuring me several publications
- Tia Kelly, Tommy Walker, and Sarah Brown for your support, cards, and gifts
- Rand Fishkin for your comments and follow-up discussion on Ladies and Gents, The Pipeline is Not The Problem, but more importantly, your overall interest in and support for diversity
- Dharmesh Shah for your kindness
- Shana Carp for long conversations and being endlessly interesting
- Kiki Schirr, Camille Taylor, and Violeta Nedkova for your vibrant personalities and being a continual source of inspiration
- Ryan Hoover for being a music buddy
- My mom, her friends, and everyone in Unicorn Think Tank for everything you do
There are few modern technologies more exciting than 3D printing. Think about it. You can turn filament into a functional beer stein, goo into a remote control car, or build a to-scale model of your living room to figure out where to put your couch.
Or, you can build a 3D printable prosthetic hand that can grip for less than ten dollars, like the e-NABLE Project does for kids in need.
In China, they’re building actual houses.
Right now in Kentucky, scientists are working on how to 3D print with human cells using a BioAssembly Bot. Kidneys, livers, and heart valves could, someday soon, be made from cells from the very people who need transplants.
See? I told you this was exciting.