Sales may be a game of numbers, but for some (like me), it can be an even greater test of emotional fortitude in the face of nearly certain rejection. It's 2017 and I'm selling paper. Seriously. It's not exactly like The Office, but pretty damn close. I am selling a "service" that nearly all businesses … Continue reading Sales: A Numbers Game of Rejection and Perseverance
This is a postmortem in hopes that others may learn from our successes and mistakes.
Happy Hour!, the first bartending card game, is now available on Kickstarter. It's the latest game I've been working on with my good friend, graphic artist Walker Cahall. We're really proud of it and we'd love it if you checked it out on Kickstarter, but first... Dinner's Ready, the first game I created on Kickstarter back in … Continue reading Happy Hour! Card Game Now on Kickstarter!
I used these two simple hacks to get my mailing list to nearly 1000 people!
In preparation for my upcoming crowdsourcing campaign in February, I decided to get started early on the market research and lead generation I'll need to run a PR and marketing campaign. Happy Hour! is a competitive drinking card game, challenging players to collect ingredients to deliver drinks like a real bartender! Not only is Happy Hour! fun to play, … Continue reading Hiring My First Freelancer
I've seen literally every single episode of ABC's award-winning reality television show, Shark Tank. Here's just the tip of the information iceberg. I used to wake up to watch an episode or two of Shark Tank before work (they're only 42 minutes without commercials) and I'd watch a few episodes at night before I went to bed. … Continue reading The Wisdom of Shark Tank
I took the leap yesterday and started a monthly newsletter called Mystery Tin Monthly. The experience was enlightening, and humbling, to say the least. I finally decided to put my money where my mouth is, so I started my own Mystery Tin newsletter. I previously wrote a post about what starting a newsletter can do for an artist, but … Continue reading Starting A Monthly Newsletter
I love creative people. There's something inherently fascinating to me about people that create art. Whether it's painting, music, film, writing, racing, manufacturing, or some other creative outlet, I get a ton of joy out of speaking with people about the motivations and ambitions behind their art. If given the chance, I'll give my "two cents" … Continue reading Hey Artist, Start a Newsletter!
If you want to start your podcast (or your own podcast network), here's the play-by-play of how I started the Mystery Tin Podcast Network and how we achieved success with our flagship podcast MAD Potential (with Ben Mehl). Start with a Solid Idea There are close to 250,000 podcasts on the internet, most you can find … Continue reading Starting a Podcast (Network) for Under $200 on WordPress
There is nobody like you, and there will never be anybody like you again. Nobody will have your same idiosyncrasies, your same experiences, your same dreams, passions and personal ghosts. Your uniqueness is what gives you your very existence. It’s what gives you your… funk. As you mature and advance through life, you discover more and more … Continue reading Find Your Funk, Save the World