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What Happens When You're On The Front Page of Hacker News

I had almost 18,000 visitors to my website yesterday. Maybe you were one of them. If so, welcome! I average about 50 visitors per day, so yesterday was quite the spike! Some very nice person posted my article about spending $6 million on Google Ads to Hacker News, and it hit the front page. It peaked at around #5 on HackerNews and got around 270 comments. Not bad! Thanks, kind stranger....

April 28, 2020 · 3 min · Nick Lafferty

Finding Joy When Everything's Gone To Hell

Hi friends, followers, and other people interested in my words. It’s been a while! Many of you will have found my work when I was writing and publishing new content every day in February. In March I wrote quite a bit less because as it turns out, publishing for 29 days straight is hard work. And with March came COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus. Suddenly my Medium feed was filled with articles about it....

April 9, 2020 · 6 min · Nick Lafferty

How To Create An All-Star LinkedIn Profile

A great LinkedIn profile can literally make you more money. I haven’t cold-applied for a job in years because I have recruiters reaching out to me non-stop. If you’re serious about growing your career, the only social network you should use is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is full of inspiring stores and people. But here’s the thing, everything you post will be seen by every professional connection you have. Your grandma isn’t on LinkedIn....

March 17, 2020 · 7 min · Nick Lafferty

3 Harsh Realities About Working Remotely

I’ve been working remotely full-time for the last 12 months out of my house in Austin, Texas. I’m not a digital nomad. I have a wife, dog, and cat that prefer to have a stable home. Now that everyone is writing about work from home tips I thought I’d write about what it’s like to work remotely for a long period of time. There are some simple things that everyone talks about:...

March 15, 2020 · 5 min · Nick Lafferty

How One Blog Post Can Change Your Life

I wrote about What I learned After Spending $6 Million on Google AdsIt’s done almost 10,000 views on Medium since then. A few days later I wrote about the initial viral experience: The anatomy of a 5,000 view post. You can see it’s been viewed even more since I wrote that. I knew that the post was good. The headline was strong and I picked a good image that was colorful....

March 10, 2020 · 4 min · Nick Lafferty

The People Who Inspire Me The Most At The Gym May Surprise You

I’ve stopped working out countless times in my life. I don’t even count how many times I start going to the gym because I inevitably stop for one reason or another. Sometimes it’s motivation, a lingering injury, or some other bullshit reason that I drum up in my head to give me a reason to stop. Consistency is hard, whether it’s writing on Medium or working out. That’s why not everyone is Arnold Schwarzenegger or Tim Denning....

March 6, 2020 · 4 min · Nick Lafferty