So, a few days ago I decided to drop everything and focus on Life Nomadic. I've done the focusing, now it's time to do the dropping.
I'm hoping that some or all of my businesses can be taken over by readers. As I've met readers over the years I've been really impressed with most of them and would trust them to run my businesses.
For each I'm happy to stay involved in a minimal role, offering advice and strategy, doing interviews to promote things, etc. I just can't be involved in running them or worrying about them. When I've been in this role in previous businesses, things have gone very well.
I'm willing to split profits and be partners or sell each one outright. I believe in all of them, so I'd rather be cut in.
Without further ado:
Conversion Doubler probably has the most profit potential. It really is THE BEST in its field.
To take this over you should be a team of a PHP programmer and a marketer, or be good at both. Right now it works on most major hosts (Dreamhost and Hostgator, for example), but not on all of them. A decent PHP programmer could fix that, or a marketer could just warn people or bundle it with a hosting package and set it up for them.
I have no way to judge the quality of my code, but I think it ranges based on how early I wrote the section. A lot was rewritten as I got better. None of it is documented well, but I think it's all relatively easy to follow.
The challenge for a marketer will be to explain multivariate testing, explain why it's so important, and find good sources of customers.
I would rather not charge for this and get a percentage, but will consider selling outright.
Daily 15 has a lot of potential and I didn't really get into it enough to tap that. Almost 2000 people signed up for the RSS on day one, but it has since tapered off to a stable 650.
I get lots of e-mails from people who really like the idea, so someone who was able to write new fun and useful challenges would probably be very successful at this. It's based on wordpress and I made a custom theme for it. I also have some very rough PHP software I wrote to build a database of challenges and automatically schedule them based on category and recency.
Someone with a self help style site may want to keep this ad free and use it for traffic and to keep people engaged. I'd be willing to do that and split the branding between my site and yours.
Best in The Land
I hate to see this go because I still have a ton of things I want to write about.
If we partner on this one I can offer TONS of products with a quick outline of what makes it the best. You just write the articles, get affiliate links for everything, and promote the site.
Despite having very few entries, I get more people telling me this is their favorite of my sites than any other.
I'm not sure this one is really worth taking over. The book is okay, but not world class. It could use some updating. I'd be happy to provide knowledge for this, but not actually write any more.
The real asset is a list I built through adwords and a landing page of around 16,000 names, e-mails, and amount of weight they want to lose. It's all in Aweber, so it's easy to send them e-mails.
Marketers say that lists are worth $1 per month per user. I have no idea how that's true, but if you do then maybe this is a good project for you. I haven't e-mailed the list in years so some may not still be interested.
Make Her Chase You
I think this one has a ton of potential too. The book is excellent and gets close to zero returns. I also have a good, but not great, guide to being a wingman, a very good 30 day e-mail course, and a very good 60+ minute hidden mic pickup recording.
The e-mail list for it is around 15k and they really like newsletters and have been e-mailed recently. If we partner, I'm happy to provide advice to be used in the newsletter, but not write them myself.
I think the book is good enough to get published and do very well. Tim Ferriss' agent was interested at one point and we spoke on the phone, but nothing every came of it. If you are an agent or know one (and want a finder's fee), maybe you could help in that way
I'm VERY open to out of the box ideas and proposals. I respect all of my projects too much to sell them to lowball offers.
In my ideal world each one would be taken over by a reader who is really interested in that particular business and I could offer some guidance to add to the reader's expertise and hard work.
I won't allow my subscribers to the MHCY or SkinnySnob lists to be spammed. I'm all for newsletters that are valuable and also sell, but not for just hammering them with sales offers and burning through the list.
So... let me know what you propose. Don't send me e-mails asking me what I'm looking for. Show me what you can offer. Ask questions about anything.
You can find my e-mail address here: http://www.tynan.com/talk-to-tynan/
Excellent man. Love the focus. Been in your spot many times. Best of luck on your adventures and may they never end.
is the text in the paper back version of maker her chase you the same as the eBook? or are there some additions?
and i saw this question while scrolling down
are you sticking with BTYB?
i believe the answer is yes as this website is a blog, not a buisness
if im wrong feel free to correct my oh master vegan (tynan)
sory aboout the bads spellings and punctutation but im in a hurries
It's justa quick Q
is the paper back to make her chase you just a copy of the eBook? or is there different content?
either way sounds cool
and i saw this question when scrolling down
im pretty sure ty is sticking with BTYB as its not a buisness, but a blog
if this is untrue you can contradict me tynan
Good luck with just focusing on Life Nomadic man, do what you have to do to make you happy and satisfied
I'd be interested in buying the email list for Make Her Chase You if you have one. They will not be spammed, but allowed the choice to be imported into another email list of similar interests.
@ Sarah - he cleary says in his post (the one about the Dip) that his is going to Continue with BTYB
I have two weeks left in Austin and ten days in Boston. When we first decided to go on the trip six months ago it seemed like it would take forever. Now every day seems to fly by before I can make any progress on my list of stuff-I-must-do-before-I-go.
Of course, the one thing I've had no problem doing is buying the gear necessary to leave. I'll post a complete list of every single thing I'm bringing with me... some of which will probably surprise people.
We still haven't found anywhere to live in Panama yet. I send e-mails to people on Craigslist in Panama, but nothing good has surfaced yet.
"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger"
-- Shakespeare, Henry V
INTERNAL SCORECARD #12: ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH
I write these Internal Scorecards up, usually weekly, so that you can see the pragmatic applications of strategy, habits, operations, production, etc. The good and bad, the upsides and downs, and so on. I get a lot out of it too -- it gives me and external accountability mechanism, and good feedback.
This one covers 11 August to 17 August.