Growth Hacking is Manipulation

December 12, 2017

I haven’t been writing much lately. Frankly, I’m a bit burned out on the marketing side of things, and traditionally...

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How to use demos to get & keep customers

October 19, 2017

We didn’t have much of a website. We didn’t have a pricing page. We didn’t have the ability for people to check...

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Everybody’s winging it

August 16, 2017

Last week I hit some sort of boiling point with life and work. July was an incredibly stressful month for me both, perso...

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How to increase the value of your SaaS business

August 2, 2017

SaaS valuations have been in the epicenter of the hottest and most ambiguous debates among small business entrepreneurs,...

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How we get great testimonials

July 12, 2017

Testimonials are crucial to any business as they provide social validation. They also provide amazing copy for your webs...

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Navigating the long, slow SaaS ramp of death

June 21, 2017

There can be some really exciting days when you’re building a SaaS company, but the large majority are a slog. Just on...

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Being a Solo Founder: Pros, Cons, Tips & Tricks

June 14, 2017

Founding a company is hard. You’ve got an infinite number of decisions to make while simultaneously trying to catch li...

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Most startups are not “crushing” it

May 17, 2017

Ask any startup founder how things are going and they’ll tell you it’s “going great”. They’ll talk about some ...

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The 67 tools & services we use to run our startup

May 10, 2017

Running a company requires very few tools and services, however there are quite a few that do make things much easier an...

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How we doubled our trial conversion rate with in-app messaging

April 26, 2017

For the first year and a half Baremetrics didn’t have a free trial at all. Want to try us out? Money please! 💰 Back...

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The startup echo chamber is making you deaf

February 8, 2017

Being an entrepreneur is a lonely place, especially if you’re the founder/CEO. Sure, you may have co-founders, but the...

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Getting out of the startup rat race

February 1, 2017

I’m done. I’m tapping out. I’m bowing out of the startup rat race. No, we’re not shutting down Baremetrics. Ve...

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How removing self-serve cancellations saved our business (and why it’s not as evil as you think)

January 18, 2017

There may be no topic in the world of business that spurs such impassioned responses than self-serve versus manual cance...

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Calculate what feature to build next

October 5, 2016

“What feature should we build next?” Ain’t that the question of the year? While that next feature won’t save you...

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How a tiny pricing change (not a growth hack) tripled revenues

September 28, 2016

After running our SaaS, Snipcart, for two years, it was pricing that disrupted our small team's harmony. It was pricing ...

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Our system for scoring & prioritizing every marketing idea

September 14, 2016

What if you could put a system in place that instantly scores and prioritizes any marketing idea you had? You could focu...

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That next feature will not save your business

September 7, 2016

As a founder, you ooze optimism. It’s a necessary coping mechanism to deal with the volatile up’s and down’s of cr...

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Our 7 day launch sequence for announcing anything

August 31, 2016

If you launch something on the internet and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? I know. Deep. But serious...

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How we increased annual upgrades by 30%

August 17, 2016

When you’re building a business based on recurring revenue, what you want is predictability. The “recurring” part ...

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The importance of reflection: How writing monthly updates improves our business

July 20, 2016

It’s easy to focus on forward momentum. Looking to the future naturally has an optimistic flair and so we spend more ...

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How to handle major outages & service interruptions

July 13, 2016

A month ago we were knee deep in server issues that caused sporadic data issues, outages and performance problems for ne...

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