Archives for November 2010

How I Grew My RSS Subscription Count by 243%

Quick Sprout has been around for three and a half years. Since its conception, I have built up a nice little audience of 12,329 RSS subscribers. Considering that I have only published 171 blog posts within that time, I am pretty proud of my accomplishment.

When I first started, my feed count was growing at a rapid pace, but what really started killing off my growth rate was my inability to publish new blog posts on a consistent basis. During my peak, I was able to publish two blog posts a week, and during slow periods, I was publishing only one blog post every two months.

After I got back into the groove of publishing a blog post every week, my subscription count still remained flat.

Here is how I increased my subscription growth by 243%:  [click to continue…]

Stress, It Does a Body Good

stress

It’s been roughly ten years since I started my entrepreneurial journey. There were definitely good times as well as the bad times, when I felt like ripping my hair out. However, looking back to when I first started, even though I made a ton of mistakes, for some reason they always steered me in the right direction.

Now, you could say that it’s because I am persistent, but I don’t think this is the real reason for my success. Scrappiness is another quality that people believe I have, but, again, I don’t think that’s what got me to where I am either.

So, how the heck did I get to where I am today?  [click to continue…]

The 1 Thing You Have to Understand If You Don’t Want Your Business to Tank

sinking buisness

Meet Roger. Roger is 24, and he loves to party and mess around with his friends. That’s why it took him two years longer than it should have to graduate from a graphic design school. Nonetheless, he managed to get a good job at a well-known interactive agency. Roger’s work was so good that not only did his boss love it, but his clients did too.

In the following years, Roger gained further experience and was continuously improving his design skills. One day, he decided that it was time to leave the company he was working for and start his own business.

That’s when the problems started…  [click to continue…]