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From "where do I start," to "how do I actually get all this done," this blog posts outlines 25 ways to prioritize growth hacking tactics based on my experience growing 3 VC funded startups. Curious to hear how other Growth Hackers prioritize projects.

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    Chris Conrey

    about 5 years ago #

    Great post to hit the bullet points here.
    I'd wrap that within a culture of always testing, always focused on forward momentum and then you're on your way.

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      Elan Mosbacher

      about 5 years ago #

      Good call! I initially didn't think of culture as a "tactic" but you are right that it is super important. Does anyone have some good resources on building a growth hacking culture?

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    Nate Desmond

    about 5 years ago #

    One general practice I try to apply is focusing on the thing that will move the needle this week or this month.

    One of my mentors puts it this way: "If I put a gun to your head and demanded that you double your users by this time next week, what would you do?"

    Obviously you don't want to focus on short-term growth to the detriment of retention, but I've found this approach can help me focus.

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      Elan Mosbacher

      about 5 years ago #

      For sure! I find the challenge is the big stuff takes time, so you need to focus on small things in between the big wins.

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    Sean Ellis

    about 5 years ago #

    Really good post Elan! I love that it starts with "move fast". It's easy to get too considered and academic about this stuff. Yes you want to be disciplined to analyze a good feedback loop, but unless you're testing stuff quickly, you're never going to figure out effective ways to grow a business. I find my ADD is often an important asset as a growth hacker.

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    Stuart McKeown

    about 5 years ago #

    Great post! One thing I've always found hard is commiting to a particular hack without wanting to do too many things at once - since there's often so many levers you can pull. One of the reasons I really enjoyed the 100 growth hacks in 100 days series.

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    Chris Sanfilippo

    about 5 years ago #

    Elan, this is awesome! I'll admit that sometimes I have so many things to accomplish and I get so worked up that sometimes I don't actually get anything done, This reminds me of how Chris Neumann uses a checklist for CRO. I think using this priority list with a checklist would be the ultimate productivity hack.

    “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.“ – Peter F. Drucker

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