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Top 3 reasons I switched to ConvertKit

ConvertKit is the solution I had been waiting for to finally move away from using aWeber and MailChimp. If you are like me, you probably put up with “almost what I need” or “work arounds” to do your email marketing. Being skeptical, I waited a bit before trying ConvertKit… Everyone promises to be the “ULTIMATE […]

How to create an Early Bird Beta Optin List with ConvertKit

Before I begin writing code for a new membership site, saas project, product or service, I create an Early Bird or Beta Invitation optin interest list. In short, I add a form on a landing page to start collecting emails from people who show early interest in my product or service. In exchange, they get […]

Seinfeld Strategy – The Calendar Method

Like you, I need to stay on task, with countless distraction during the day, I needed a way to both visually see my progress and physically check off goals. Jerry Seinfeld has been credited for an easy way to both see daily progress and taking a pen to paper to cross off another day of […]

Setup JWT for Laravel Lumen and AngularJS

So Laravel rewarded me for being an early adopter of their Micro-Framework Lumen by stripping it of Session and Cookie functionality, forcing me to rewrite code for several sites to use JWT authentication. If you find yourself in the same spot, below is how is how I added JWT auth, of course in a very […]

UPDATE: Moving from CodeIgniter to Lumen

A while ago, I made the transition from CodeIgniter to Lumen and I wrote about it in a post about picking the right PHP framework for a SAAS membership site… What I needed was a super lightweight and fast PHP framework to build out all of my MVP ( minimal viable product ) ideas, I […]

How to find and delete inactive non-buying email subscribers on your aWeber account

If you use aWeber, you could be spending too much money every month… With your hard work, eventually you will end up paying for the size of your list as it grows to 1000 then 10,000 and even 100,000+ emails… Surprisingly, for many of you, a big chunk those email subscribers will never open your […]

How to use trello to generate targeted blog posts

Blogging is a great way to generate traffic to a new site or even increase traffic to an existing site… Here is how to structure your blog using trello to maximize the attraction of visitors at all levels of interest. You Need Structure Blogging can get a bit out of control… Because you can write […]

How I fixed broken Twitter Card images generated from my WordPress posts

I found the one file to fix that kept my Twitter Card images from not showing when sharing posts from my WordPress blog. Here is how I fixed it..

htaccess rewrite rules for Laravel / Lumen and WordPress

Do you want to get Lumen or Laravel to play nice with WordPress? I did too… Below is how I got them to work together with just a few lines in the .htaccess files… NOTE: The code below is assuming you are installing WordPress in a blog sub-directory for example http://yourdomain.com/blog and have lumen or […]

Profitably survey your email list using HotJar

Every now and again, it’s good to check in on the email list and ask them what they want more of… I have been using a great service called HotJar to handle survey’s for me, plus they do so much more… Heatmaps Recordings Funnel Metrics Form Analytics Polls Surveys They have awesome support and all […]