Waste money painfully – Issue 183

Hello ?

Changing the subject line format last week didn’t break my world. So, continuing with the new style to make sure it wasn’t luck. Thanks for opening ?

I didn’t quite have space to include this one link that I just found – GIFs categorized by the startup situation you’d use them in. A time saving tool you didn’t know you needed. Check out Startup GIFs

Almanac hoovered up all the link clicks last week. Nearly everyone clicked on it. 

On to this week’s tools and articles…

? Tools discovered recently

Stoop | A newsletter app

This is a nifty app (iOS and Android) for reading all those email newsletters mixed up in your inbox. You get a separate email address and it sends all your subscriptions to the app. 

I’ve moved almost all my subscriptions to Stoop and my inbox is dancing a happy dance ?

If you’re a newsletter owner it’s possible to get featured in the app as well. I’m trying it for Startup Resources.

Social Media Ad Targeting

If you’re running ads on social media, wouldn’t it be nice to have all the targeting options to hand without digging through the ad manager of the platform?

Here you go. All options for Linkedin, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitter and Quora. Facebook being updated.

Social Media Tools: The Complete List of 633 Tools

Speaking of social media… here’s the most comprehensive list of tools for marketing on social media.

Mind the popups and overlays though. They’re hungry for your email address ?

myScale | Quick SVG icon resizer

I’ve been working on another side project and needed to convert and resize SVGs to PNG format. This app is perfect. So much faster than working in full blown graphics software.


Chrome extension that closes all your open tabs and adds them as links to a single page.

Claims to speed up your browser by 95%. Not sure about that but feels easier to manage when you’ve opened half the internet.

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? Articles of the week

20 Call-To-Action Examples You Can Steal To Generate New Leads

Great examples of CTAs across SaaS, ecommerce, subscription and service businesses. The examples are explained so you know why they work. Useful source of inspiration.

How to Waste Money and Time in the Most Painful Way

Bet you’re guilty of some of these mistakes ?

The Obvious UI is Often the Best UI

This is an interesting guide to what makes a good user interface. Simple and obvious beating the fancy designs. Clear examples and data in the article.

The Passion Economy and the Future of Work

Short piece from the Andreessen Horowitz blog about a shift in the opportunities individuals have to make money. Either as full blown businesses or side projects.

Although it’s not a “how to” kind of article, it’s useful for generating ideas for new products and jump on a trend.

Launching a newsletter on Product Hunt

Who knew that you can launch newsletters on Product Hunt? And if your audience is on Product Hunt, you can pick up a lot of subscribers as this article shows.

(ok, you’ve got to have a good newsletter as well).

? Podcast of the week

Got Story Brand? An Interview with Donald Miller

“These vague and confusing messages are the equivalent of fishing without a hook. There’s no hook. There’s nothing making me interested.”

Pat Flynn interviews author and entrepreneur Donald Miller about the importance of storytelling. He shares how you can spend a few days rewriting your website’s copy to dramatically increase your sales. 

And they discuss how to structure stories to put your audience in the role of the hero. Keep their attention and turn them into happy customers.

? That’s it for this issue

Enjoy the weekend, I’ll be back next Friday.

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