Vetting a New Business Idea in Public: WeShip

by Jason -- April 3, 2014

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I’ve been thinking about this business idea for a couple years now. Reading a recent interview with Marc Andreessen spurred me to start looking into it further (more on that below).

For my first step I’ve decided to share my thought process and get your feedback.

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Unanchor Semi-Annual 2-Day Sale — FREE Travel Guides Thursday & Friday Only!

by Jason -- November 14, 2013

Every few months we run a big sale on Unanchor.com and it’s time again for another! Starting today (November 14) through Friday (November 15), we have 149 Unanchor Amazon Kindle travel guides available for FREE! See below for direct links to every guide.

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How to Return to the Entrepreneur Path?

by Jason -- September 25, 2013

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My ultimate goal is to start a company and work for myself. I’ve tried it once. It was awesome. It wasn’t necessarily successful, but I definitely know that’s the path for me.

The question I’ve been grappling a lot with lately is how do I get there again?

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10 Signs You’ve Been in Asia Too Long

by Jason -- June 5, 2013

Asia can be quite the culture shock when you first arrive from the western world. Once you start getting accustomed and understanding the traditions, however, you’ll find Asia to be uniquely appealing and you will truly start to appreciate it.

The following quiz, though, is for someone who may have found Asia a little too appealing; for someone who has fallen in love too deeply.

Note: I originally wrote this post in August 2010 while we were in the middle of our original 1-year trip. It’s finally time to hit publish!

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The Art of Finding Anyone’s Email Addresses

by Jason -- May 22, 2013

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Since taking on my current sales/business development role, one of the skills I’ve gained is the ability to find almost anyone’s email address. It’s an odd skill, but I’ve found it to be useful time and time again. There’s a system to how I do it, and in the following post, I’ll share the system.

Update (5/29): Due to the popularity of this post, I’ve decided to build a Gmail tool that automates this process. More information is at the end of the post. Continue Reading

Unanchor Semi-Annual 2-Day Sale — FREE Travel Guides Thursday & Friday Only!

by Jason -- May 9, 2013

It’s time again for another Unanchor Kindle Travel Guide 2-day sale! Starting today (May 9) through Friday (May 10), we have 100 Unanchor Amazon Kindle travel guides available for FREE! See below for direct links to every guide.

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The Sales Email Template with Nearly 100% Response Rate

by Jason -- April 18, 2013

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The past year I’ve been working for This Week In and LAUNCH. My job has primarily been comprised of sales and business development. It’s my first sales job and has been a huge learning experience from prospecting, to finding almost anyone’s email address, learning empathy, and most importantly, how to write a good email. While I still have a long way to go on the email front, I wanted to share my favorite email template.

This email has gotten such a high response rate that I debated just keeping it to myself. Many people have literally not responded in months to me and then they get this email and are so impressed by it that they’ve not only responded, but have complimented me on the email. Continue Reading

Unanchor Holiday 2-Day Sale – FREE Travel Guides Thursday & Friday only!

by Jason -- December 13, 2012

The dream of Unanchor is still alive and kicking. The amount of time I can personally dedicate to working on the site has significantly decreased, but despite that, the site continues to grow. We have over 130 itineraries on Unanchor.com and over 70 Kindle books now. In 2012 we’ve had monthly revenue grow from $100 per month to over $1500 per month. It’s been a fun 2012. And we’re ending the year with a HUGE sale.

It’s time again for another Unanchor Kindle Travel Guide 2-day sale! Starting today (12/13) through Friday (12/14), we have over 70 Unanchor Amazon Kindle travel guides available for FREE.

Why do we run these sales? To get reviews! If you download a guide, it would be a tremendous help to us if you could also leave a review. See below for all of the links and details.

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Unanchor Summer 2-Day Sale – FREE Travel Guides Thursday & Friday Only!

by Jason -- July 12, 2012

It’s time again for another Unanchor Kindle Travel Guide sale! Our last sale was a huge success and we’re making it bigger and better this time. We have over 20 Unanchor Amazon Kindle travel guides available for FREE. See below for all of the links. Continue Reading

Housewifery, Pregnancy, and Me

by Sharon -- June 4, 2012

It’s hard to believe we were still residents of South Korea a little over 3 months ago. We have changed virtually every aspect of our lives since then; Jason works full time while I am now the Housewife, we live in a city where we can communicate without circus gestures, we have carpeted floors in our apartment, our shower is a separate entity from the bathroom as a whole, we’re expecting our first baby (girl) in October, and most importantly… we have a garbage disposal.

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