How to Become a Forbes Writer

Want to become a writer at Forbes? Here’s how I did it, and the tips I give to anyone who asks how they can too.

December 30th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Why Can’t I Get Any Good PR For My Startup?

As a writer for Forbes and other publications I get a lot of pitches from young entrepreneurs. The smarter entrepreneurs ask for advice rather than making a straightforward pitch. This is smart because I’m more likely to respond to a request for advice than a pitch. Most of the requests run something like this: “I am […]

November 26th, 2014 | No Comments

How Do I Say No When I Want To Say Yes?

I’ve got a problem, and it’s Michael Hyatt’s fault. I’m a big fan of Michael Hyatt and his book Platform. I’ve applied it over the past year and a half. It works. You should buy the book and read it. It will work for you, too. The book teaches you how to get your message out […]

August 21st, 2014 | 2 Comments

When Should You Give Up On Your Blog?

On 10 April, 2014 I asked the question Do Frequent Blog Posts Really Grow Traffic? I answered the question with my 23 May post Yes, More Frequent Blogging Really Does Increase Traffic, after blogging consistently, three times per week, for a month and a half. Traffic increased by over 50% as a result of that experiment. […]

July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Easy, Fast, Free Way To Build Links For SEO

This method only works if you have some sort of online presence already. I don’t mean you merely have a website, but that your name, or the name of your business, is out there on other websites. This doesn’t mean you have to be famous, or even merely Internet famous, but there’s got to be something […]

May 23rd, 2014 | 1 Comment

Twitter Experiment, Clicking The “Follow All” Button

I enjoy performing experiments, even at great cost to myself. This is why I figure I’m destined for academia and research. I see a situation and think “What would happen if I…” and then I think “Well, XYZ could happen, and that could be a mess.” And then I think “Ah, you only live once, […]

May 19th, 2014 | No Comments

What I Learned From My First Time On TV

When I wrote the article Am I The Only Techie Opposed To Net Neutrality? I knew there might be a little controversy, and it might get some attention. Although the article got a decent amount of traffic, as of this posting the view count is still under 5,000. By contrast, my most widely read article […]

May 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

One Year Of Writing For Forbes

One year ago today I published my first post on the Forbes website, detailing some of my experiences as an entrepreneur. I had no idea how writing for Forbes would change my life. In looking back, it’s hard to believe how much has happened in one short year. Before anything else, I’d like to thank […]

May 14th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Yes, More Frequent Blogging Really Does Increase Traffic

Many of the experts say that posting more frequently on your blog will increase traffic to it. Neil Patel says his blog “only started to see big traffic increases when I started to publish 5 pieces of content a week.” One month ago I decided to experiment and see for myself whether or not more frequent blogging would […]

May 9th, 2014 | 9 Comments

Content Marketing Tip #24: Print Every Name In The Phone Book

If I could, I would print every name in the phone book. Those words were spoken by an old-time city newspaper editor. He wanted his writers to always include names–lots of names–in the articles they wrote. He knew that if he included names, people who had their name in the paper would rush to buy […]

May 7th, 2014 | No Comments