List of entrepreneur-related links



From time to time I pocket articles that seem like they would help me when I’ll start working toward my own business.
As I see it now, that time wouldn’t come in 2018, so I’ll make a handy stash of these articles here (and empty out my pocket).

When I come reading, I’ll mark them off the list and maybe even leave comments about their utility.
Also, when I come, I will have to think of something that will prevent paralysis by analysis.

  1. http://30sleeps.com/blog/2007/09/27/set-your-hourly-rate/
  2. http://m.wikihow.com/Set-Consulting-Fees
  3. http://habrahabr.ru/post/225367/
  4. http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/the_pivot/
  5. http://planscope.io/blog/giving-up-a-million-dollar-consultancy/
  6. 5 Strategies for Better B2B Ecommerce - Chiefmarketer
  7. 25 Amazing Ways to Boost eCommerce Conversion Rates | Search Engine People
  8. B2B vs. B2C eCommerce: What Are the Key Differences?
  9. Бесплатный труд
  10. Startup Escape Plan: How to free up time, energy & money to build your future
  11. http://letsworkshop.com/freelance-as-a-service/
  12. http://casjam.com/use-outlines-and-ship/
  13. Loving The Work
  14. Tricks to Monetize your Side Projects – Jeremy Boyd
  15. How to Test Drive Your Business Idea Before Quitting Your Job
  16. 21 management things I learned at Imgur — Medium
  17. A Tech Founder’s Guide To Picking A Non-Tech Founder


    ↑ I skimmed over those some time in the past and something caught my eye. Unfortunately past-me didn’t leave a more substantial note. Bold ones are the ones I starred.


  18. Why You Should Do A Tiny Product First | Unicornfree with Amy Hoy: Creating
  19. Screw your ideas before they screw you (part 2) | Unicornfree with Amy Hoy:
  20. The two elements of a crazy effective pitch (Part 4) | Unicornfree with Amy
  21. Customer Interviews… #1.$(@! (Part 5) | Unicornfree with Amy Hoy: Creating A
  22. What if I’m a “nobody”? Who’s going to buy from me? (Part 6) | Unicornfree
  23. Bootstrapping Series #7 – the dreaded silent launch | Unicornfree with Amy
  24. Special bonus guide – make a million bucks, or watch Buffy? (Part 8) | Unic
  25. New Industry You’ve Never Worked In Before? No Problem! - Double Your Freel
  26. https://leanstack.com/why-lean-canvas/
  27. Blog | Kalzumeus Software
  28. Ask HN: $1k side projecters, what was the best thing you did to market it?
  29. How we Bootstrapped our SaaS Startup to Ramen Profitability – Canny Blog
  30. Strategy: How to Develop, Structure and Shape a Winning System
  31. Rich Geldreich’s Tech And Programmer Culture Blog: Things learned while run
  32. How Seth Godin Would Launch a Business With a $1,000 Budget – Louis Grenier
  33. The 2 Underrated Startup Success Factors | Capital & Growth Blog
  34. Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money |
  35. Everything I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Demoing SaaS
  36. Marketing Software, For People Who Would Rather Be Building It | Kalzumeus
  37. http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?W1341
  38. EP10: Rob Walling – outsource on oDesk, find your idea, market your product
  39. Ask HN: Successful one-person online businesses? | Hacker News
  40. How To Validate Product Ideas Before (And After) Building Them
  41. http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/episodes/episode-184
  42. http://moz.com/blog/most-entertaining-guide-to-landing-page-optimization
  43. http://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo
  44. http://ninjasandrobots.com/how-to-get-business-ideas-remove-steps/
  45. http://ianlandsman.com/how-we-built-besnappy-for-317000/
  46. http://www.getgrowth.com/blog/jesse-mecham-ynabs-story-growth/
  47. http://pacehq.com/blog/why-im-starting-pace/
  48. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8004272
  49. “Aha Moments” from the 2014 BaconBiz Conference You Can Implement Today | S
  50. http://m.habrahabr.ru/company/witget/blog/230247/
  51. http://goodui.org/
  52. http://unicornfree.com/2014/dont-fave-this-post-how-to-really-launch-in-201
  53. “I launched to only one paid subscriber.”
  54. Peldi at Business of Software 2010: Do Worry, Be Happy! Keeping sane as a s
  55. Kathy Sierra: Building the minimum Badass User, Business of Software. A mas
  56. Productize
  57. How I went from a 5-line, 11-word outline to shipping an ebook in 12 hours
  58. How user growth really works | by @mijustin
  59. What Consulting Companies Can Learn From Product Companies
  60. Freelancing: How to talk yourself into charging more | Andy Adams
  61. Freelancing: How to talk yourself into charging more | Hacker News
  62. Ask HN: How do you find freelance/contract gigs? | Hacker News
  63. Дайджест интересных материалов о создании контента, маркетинге и Growth Hac
  64. Ask HN: How to move beyond “freelancer”? | Hacker News
  65. From Zero to $3k MRR in 10 days — the story of launching RubySteps | Unicor
  66. Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued | Kalzumeus Software
  67. Ministry of Testing - Indie Hackers
  68. SubmitHub - Indie Hackers
  69. How to Use Thought Experiments to De-Risk Your Startup · Coding VC
  70. How to Validate Demand for Your Product — Up Up Grow
  71. Discourse - Indie Hackers
  72. On Starting a Software Business — Stephanie Hurlburt
  73. Scott’s Cheap Flights - Indie Hackers
  74. The man who built a $1bn firm in his basement - BBC News
  75. Reverse Engineering A Successful Lifestyle Business: Here’s Everything I’ve
  76. https://www.sideprojectchecklist.com/marketing-checklist
  77. Stripe Atlas: Getting Your First 10 Customers
  78. First Search
  79. Stripe Atlas: Software as a Service, as a business
  80. Ask HN: Successful one-person online businesses?
  81. tptacek on how to run a consultancy (rise your rates!)
  82. ““Working harder” is a poor strategy which your competitors can trivially replicate. Instead, spend some time measuring what tasks add value to your business and at what imputed wages. Outsource those tasks which are below your desired imputed wage, automate any task where appropriate, and simply don’t do things which don’t add value.”patio11 on Working smarter, not harder
  83. Double Your Freelancing Rate - Book
  84. Checklist for Picking the Best SaaS Idea - Happy Bootstrapper
  85. 24 Blogs that Bootstrappers Won’t Want to Miss
  86. Most Popular Posts on Fizzle (site about running your business)
  87. Running A Software Business On 5 Hours A Week - patio11
    Some select quotes:

    > build time assets: things which will save you time in the future. Code that actually does something useful is a very simple time asset for programmers to understand: you write it once today, then you can execute it tomorrow and every other day, saving you the effort of doing manually whatever it was the code does. Code is far from the only time asset, though: systems and processes for doing your work more efficiently, marketing which scales disproportionate to your time, documentation which answers customers’ questions before they ask you, all of these things are assets.

    > around 90% of the effort, are caused by non-coding activities: dealing with pre-sales inquiries, marketing, SEO, marketing, customer support, marketing, website copywriting, marketing, etc.

    > Cutting your feature set to the bone is the single best advice I can give you which will get you to actually launching.

    > Another thing I’d look for prior to committing to building anything is a marketing hook — something you can take advantage of to market your product in a time-effective way. For bingo cards, I knew there were more activities possible than any one company could ever publish, and that gave me hope that I could eventually out-niche the rest of the market. (This is core idea still drives most of my marketing, four years later.) Maybe your idea has built-in virality (nice if you can get it — I really envy the Facebook crowd sometimes, although I suppose they probably envy having a customer base which pays money for software), a built-in hook for getting links, or something similar. If you can’t come up with anything, fix that before you build it.

    (How to find ↑ this marketing ‘trick’ remains unknown to me)
  88. How I went from $100-an-hour programming to $X0,000-a-week consulting
  89. Ask HN: 16-hour work week jobs?
  90. How to Make $5000 to $10,000 Each Month as an Internet Marketing Consultant
  91. Kalzumeus Podcast Episode 8: High Touch Software Sales with Steli Efti
  92. How do you stay motivated when you’re not making any money?
  93. The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup
  94. How to Land Your First Customers When You’re Unknown
  95. Talking About Money [Salary]
  96. How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing
  97. I self-published a learn-to-code book and made nearly $5,000 in pre-orders
  98. TBBO 317: Keith Perhac – Build an Online Course to Increase Profits
  99. CEO - Jacques Mattheij
  100. Growing a Community for Digital Nomads to $33,000/mo
  101. How I Supported Myself Full Time by Building a WordPress Plugin
  102. How Charging Money for Pro Features Allowed Me Quit My Job
  103. How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas)
  104. Creating an AI-Powered Logo Creator and Earning $70k/mo
  105. Thread by @naval: How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)
  106. Ramit Sethi and Patrick McKenzie On Why Your Customers Would Be Happier If You Charged More
  107. Ramit Sethi and Patrick McKenzie on Getting Your First Consulting Client
  108. 16 Startup Metrics
  109. The Post-YC Slump
  110. Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel
  111. The Next Feature Fallacy: The fallacy that the next new feature will suddenly make people use your product
  112. 42 Pricing Tricks Based on Psychology & Neuroscience
  113. Working Remotely From A Tropical Island in Thailand
  114. The Complete Guide To Finding And Selling Ecommerce Clients
  115. Effective entrepreneurship: The not to-do list
  116. How to Build a Million-Dollar, One-Person Business – Case Studies From The 4-Hour Workweek
  117. The Epic Guide to Bootstrapping a SaaS Startup from Scratch — By Yourself (Part 1)
  118. YC’s Summer Reading
  119. Permission to Fail
  120. Understanding Accounting Basics (ALOE and Balance Sheets)
  121. Understanding Debt, Risk and Leverage
  122. Launching a product,
  123. We Started on a Couch: A Story of Growth from the Road Less Traveled
  124. E-Commerce KPI Study: There’s (Finally) a Benchmark for That
  125. Annual Report (2014)
  126. Ask HN: How do you stay motivated to work on side projects?
  127. [47] Business Models for Bootstrappers
  128. Ask HN: How much recurring income do you generate and from what?
  129. The Business of Freelancing, Episode 20: Scott Yewell On His First $100k+ Project
  130. Episode 208 | How To Productize Your Service with Brian Casel
  131. Making Software is Easy w/ Patrick McKenzie
  132. How do you create a product people want to buy?
  133. Kalzumeus Software Year in Review 2014
  134. How Not to Die
  135. The Growth Handbook by Intercom
  136. Founder to CEO - How to build a great company from the ground up
  137. Tim Ferriss Drunk dialling starting from 30 minute, on how to choose what to do (something you yourself will pay for)
  138. All Things Sales! 16 Mini-Lessons for Startup Founders
  139. Things they don’t teach you running a business by yourself
  140. #30DayStartup
  141. Emergent Ventures Fellowship Application
  142. Ask HN: How to come up with monetizable side project ideas?
  143. Growing Our SaaS Company To $1M+ ARR: 7 People, 3 Years, No VC Money. Key Lessons Learned
  144. How I’ve Attracted The First 500 Paid Users For My SaaS That Costs $5/mo
  145. Three Sales Mistakes Software Engineers Make
  146. интервью Ильи Красинского Диме Думику про свой фреймворк погружения в новый продукт, масштабирование, как предпринимателю справляться с трудностями и как генерить идеи
  147. The Best SaaS Landing page examples I’ve seen (+ their secrets for conversion)
  148. Ask HN: What are some hacks of real founders who did things that don’t scale?
  149. Do Things That Don’t Scale - a crowdsourced collection of unscalable startup hacks
  150. The First 100 - Measure the strength of your idea with real customers

Last-updated: Dec 8, 2018