Money Making

The Entrepreneur Journey Heats Up

by Jason

Two weeks ago I told my boss and the rest of the LAUNCH team that it’s time to move on to something else. I don’t have a definitive plan on what’s coming next (scary!), but my goal with the change is to become a Founder again. Thankfully, my boss and colleagues have been extremely supportive. […]

Vetting a New Business Idea in Public: WeShip

by Jason

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.

Unanchor Itinerary Writer Program Update

by Jason

As a marketplace business, my startup, Unanchor.com faces a chicken-and-egg problem. We need itinerary writers to attract travelers and travelers to attract itinerary writers. To address the itinerary side of the problem, two months ago Mohammad and I unveiled our most aggressive program to date. We offered to pay writers up to $100 upfront in […]

Unanchor.com Announcement & Update

by Jason

Hello from Seoul, South Korea (again)! Sharon and I have officially settled in and are happy to be back. More on that in a future post. In today’s post I have an exciting announcement regarding Unanchor and I’d also like to give an update on the latest progress of the business.

Announcing UnAnchor 2.0

by Jason

My co-founder, Mohammad, and I are very excited to announce that the next version of UnAnchor.com has officially launched. The new version has a brand-new design as well as a complete overhaul of the back-end code. In this post I’ll be discussing the details of the new version and what we’re working on next.

The Struggle of Trip-Planning & The Creation of UnAnchor

by Jason

During our year-long trip, Sharon and I planned our tourist sight-seeing days in many different ways. We used “Lonely Planet” guidebooks, “Eyewitness” guidebooks, Wikitravel.org, local tourism brochures, and numerous other online resources. All of these resources were helpful, but none of them solved the planning process effectively. “Lonely Planet’s” recommendations were hit and miss in […]

Finding A Technical Co-Founder & An UnAnchor.com Update

by Jason

For many, finding a partner/co-founder is an important step in building a new company. The process is often compared to getting married. It’s important to find someone that complements you and you get along well with. You may end up spending more time with your co-founder than your husband or wife. In the following post […]

UnAnchor Update

by Jason

UnAnchor.com is the startup I founded and launched a few months ago. The goal of the site is to help travelers find detailed “do-it-yourself” itineraries for their next travel destination – what to see, how to get around, information on local customs, etc. All of the itineraries are written by users and available for sale […]

Keys To China – A New Project

by Jason

For the past month or so, I’ve been working on a new side project. Unfortunately, this has taken a lot of my focus away from UnAnchor, but I’m excited about the opportunity the side project will addressing. The company’s name is “Keys To China” and it’s a place for job seekers to look for jobs […]

Launching & Marketing UnAnchor.com with a $0 Budget

by Jason

There was no big announcement or marketing media blitz, but I’ve officially launched UnAnchor.com. A previous post explains my vision for the site.