How an Eager Beaver, Noob Freelancer can do Customer Research

Einstein - How an Eager Beaver Noob Freelancer can do Customer Research

“If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would take 19 days to define it”. -Albert Einstein

Think about your Freelancer’s journey like a Goofus and Gallant cartoon strip.

Goofus and Gallant How an Eager Beaver, Noob Freelancer can do Customer Research

The Goofus Way:

Step 1 – Publish your site.
Step 2 – Post it on your social media a few times a week and wait for the offers to NOT come pouring in. (
We’ve talked about this already. Stop that!)
Step 3 – Wonder where the hell everyone is. (Refresh…refresh…check your inbox every 7 minutes…)
Step 4 – Question where you went wrong. Hit up Google Read the rest

8 Non Hippie Dippy Ways to Building Better Habits

8 Non Hippie Dippy Ways to Building Better Habits

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”   — Warren Buffett

About a year ago I started taking one dance class a week.
I started eating better – so I had the energy to keep up during this one hour class.
I worked out 3 times a week so I was more flexible, and stronger, to perform.
I was cleaner – putting the clutter away before I left and making my bed.
I felt less stress and an increased motivation to reach my goals, both professionally, financially, and personally.

Those hardwired Read the rest

A Cheat Sheet for Writing Your Website

Zach Goldie is a copywriter based in Bristol, UK. Between his freelance work and blogging, Zach believes in writing honest, authentic copy that can capture attention and maximize your conversions. We asked Zach to write a website building cheat sheet, for those of you who have or are looking to kick off your online businesses!

Greetings from a fellow Strikingly user! I’ve been asked to share some advice how to write great copy for your site, so here’s a five-point cheat sheet for you to use as a mini guide.

The aim is to match the internal dialogue going on … Read the rest

How to Get into Y Combinator – the No BS Approach

I’m David Chen, CEO of Strikingly. We applied to YC twice, and got in the second time. If you’re interested in the full story of our startup journey, you can check out this Forbes article.

Since Strikingly graduated from Y Combinator in 2013, I’ve frequently been asked by our users and friends on how to get into Y Combinator. And I’ve been fortunate enough to have helped a few amazing teams with their successful applications.

So as YC opens up applications for the Summer 2016 funding cycle, I’ve summarized my recommendations and included excerpts from our application to Read the rest