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About Sean Work

Sean Work is the President of O.C. Search Consulting, Inc. as well as the blog editor of blog.kissmetrics.com. You can follow him on Twitter @seanvwork, connect with him on Linkedin, or "encircle" him on .

The Two Must See Startup Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should See

The Man Who Souled The World

If you’re into The Art of War, being an uber-creative marketer, having fun, and turning industries upside down – then there is no better documentary.

Startup.com

This is a must see.

If you missed the first dot-com boom in the 1990s, this documentary shows you the inner working of a late 90s tech startup from idea to doom.

It’s very personal, and it’s full of lessons that are still valid today. It’s insane how much money they were able to raise back then – it feels like they were handing it out like candy. Only if I knew what I know now…back then! Doh!

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What’s the best place on the Internet to sell your used books?

I’m hoping to make this page a resource for any person looking to sell their used books online. Continue reading

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Negative self-talk gets in our way, gets into our heads, and distracts us from our goals.


I’m a fan of Larry Kim and his tweets. I’ve decided to dedicate a whole category to them :).

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Do Small Online Businesses need CRO? ABSOLUTELY – Here’s Why

Plenty of online startups and SMBs have a great product or service, and a website that’s just horrible. Maybe they figure they don’t get the traffic to merit using sophisticated CRO tools. Continue reading

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My HTML Ecommerce Framework: If You’re Going to MVP an Ecommerce Business, Try Using This!

I made a simple HTML framework for people who want to MVP an Ecommerce business idea. It’s responsive and just a few files. You can download the files here. Continue reading

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On-Page SEO Basics: A Teardown of Moz.com Source Code with Video

The text below is a transcription that I’m slowly cleaning up into a post:

The idea of this video was to show people the basics of on-page SEO, what to look for and how you can look for these things too. Continue reading

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Why Silos At Your Company Are Just As Deadly As Grain & Missile Silos

I’ve been around the block a few times :).

I’ve worked at:

  • Boeing Co.
  • NEi Software
  • ACS Consulting (Neil Patel)
  • Kissmetrics
  • My Own Business

I’ve also consulted for dozens companies and have seen the intricate details of their daily operations.

Now, I want to solve what I think is one of the biggest problems of running a company. At least, it’s the problem that seems to bother me the most.

I spend a lot of time thinking about this problem. To me, if you can get this one right, your company might just be able to run itself…toward success. I think of it as the ultimate turnkey solution. Continue reading

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The Myth Of The Successful Lone-Wolf Startup Hacker

coding at night

Dudes, well certain nerdy dudes, love to romanticize about secretly coding throughout the night, and becoming the next soloprenuer success story. I’ve been there. I know plenty of others who have too…
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Are You Violating The First Rule Of Email Marketing?

the number 1 rule of email marketing

It never ceases to surprise me how many reputable companies straight-up spam my email inbox.

So this article is an attempt to teach the most basic principle of email marketing.
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Secrets of the KISSmetrics Blog – Secret #1

So here’s secret #1. I’m hoping to create one of these videos every week or so. If you have any requests or are curious about something regarding the KISSmetrics blog, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @seanvwork or use the contact form on the right.

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