Happy New Year!
Amy and I are going to be publishing our OWN reflections on 2014, but in the mean time, I went ahead and rounded up a collection of 30×500 alumni who we were really impressed by in 2014…many of whom have posted their OWN annual reviews.
In no particular order, here are
5 6 annual reviews from some of our successful alumni that you can enjoy:
- Joel Hooks – Bootstrapping egghead.io to feed my family: 2014 in Review
- Noah Gibbs – 2014 year in review
- Brennan Dunn – My year in review for 2014
- Josh Brown – Year in Review 2014: What I learned about building an audience, selling products, and productized consulting
- Sean Fioritto – How I plan to double my revenue and make $100,000 in 2015
- Updated to add Justin Weiss – Lessons learned in 2014
Other people to watch who didn’t write a review (yet) but have inspired us with their work this year:
- Jaana Kulmala – check out her awesome growth projection spreadsheet, and we’ll be publishing an interview with Jaana later this month!
- Naomi Bush – we started using her premium Gravity Forms + Stripe plugin before we even realized it was a 30×500 alumni who built it!
- Pat Maddox – From Zero to $3k MRR in 10 days — the story of launching RubySteps
- Scott Hurff – What if your product launch fails? This interview will give you $10k reasons to do it anyway
- Jim Gay – an INCREDIBLE interview with Jim about what he learned in the 2 years of writing his book, Clean Ruby, is also coming later this month
- Rob Williams – creator of Workshop and 30×500 Bootcamp alum (@letsworkshop on twitter)
- Ryan Castillo – one of our “lost alumni” who disappeared for a couple years, only to come back with a vengeance when he finally decided to make it work; author 7 Recurring Revenue Recipes for Freelancers (@rmcastil)
And we’ve raised $600 for charity! The prerelease/charity price for my book ends at midnight tonight http://t.co/zTLqrK7pOY— Ryan Castillo (@rmcastil) December 31, 2014
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