Here\’s an interesting development in the genealogy world, posted by paidcontent.org:
Jason Calacanis of Weblogs, Inc., one of the few entrepreneurs to
attempt to build a business around by aggregating and paying bloggers,
posted the best article I\’ve seen to date on how Google AdSense can support a content company.
Last September, he says, who would have thought that they could
generate $1 million in revenue without hiring a single sales person.
Now they are generating as much as $2,000 per day from AdSense ads.
Google, with their generous revenue sharing for content partners, will
You always hear about how much venture capital is out there, and that
there is more capital than there are good ideas or good teams. Business
2.0, one of my favorite magazines, just interviewed 11 VCs to discover which idea they are most anxious to invest in right now,
if only they can find a team to execute on it. Someone emailed this
article to me and suggested that we could implement something like this
so that angel investors could list the ideas that they are hoping to be
able to fund. I love this idea, and we\’re going to experiment with it
My brother Curt, founder of Folio Corp, former CEO of MyFamily.com, and
current CEO of Agilix, a venture-backed company, is fond of saying
telling how his company was going to be an overnight success…after 10
years of hard work.
I believe that the single most important key to success in an online
venture is doing the little things day after day for years and years
until you magically reach the tipping point and everyone seems to have
heard of you. In other words, persistence is required for most
The reason that I love daily metrics — keeping track of all the key
operating statistics in your company day after day — is that daily
metrics tell me if we are persisting in something that is hopeless, or
if we are persisting in something that is bound to reach the tipping
point and bring us the success that we hope for.
For example, when we launched Ancestry.com\’s subscription service in