Swipe Files - 📂 NO MORE SPONSORS

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Happy New Year and cheers to an MRR graph that's up and to the right in 2024. 🚀

I have an exciting announcement for this newsletter:

NO MORE SPONSORS.

I was lucky enough to find amazing sponsors for the last two years who would support this newsletter for the whole year.

But it's even better to have skin in the game.

So going forward, this newsletter will no longer sell ad slots.

Instead, I've reached out to and vetted select companies as a long-term partner.

These are all services that I've either personally used, know someone who used them and had a great experience, or have known the founder for years.

They'll still look like sponsors because I'll be advertising them in this newsletter, but the difference is that they're all hand-picked companies that I can vouch for.

If you end up doing business with any of them, you'll be supporting the newsletter. Simple. Win-win!

So let me tell you about these new partners:

Conversion Factory

My product marketing agency on a subscription to help you turn traffic into revenue.

I started Conversion Factory to help startups go from a nice-to-have to a must-have. We're the only product marketing agency accessible on a subscription. That's right — no quotes, no scopes, no billable hours, no contracts. Pay us a flat fee (we have 100% transparent pricing on our site) and we'll fly through your backlog.

ReactSquad

Cofounded by my friend Nikolas Chapoupis, it's the only developer matchmaking service for SaaS startups focused on vetted engineers who focus on React & Node.js.

I decided to partner with ReactSquad after experiencing first-hand how hard it was to hire a reliable engineer without paying Silicon Valley salary rates. All you have to do is tell them about who you're looking for, they'll find a match within 24 hours, interview your match, and then start your 7-day free trial. There's no minimum commitment and if you're not happy, they'll find a replacement for free.

xFusion

Cofounded by my friend Jim Coleman, they help you get trained, reliable, and affordable customer support reps ready to go for your business.

A few years ago I referred one of my consulting clients, SavvyCal, to xFusion to get help with customer support. And after seeing first-hand just how much positive impact it had on the business, I decided to partner with them to help more startups get access to reliable, affordable customer support reps. They thoroughly train every single support rep on best practices and hold them to a high standard so you never have to sweat about your support ticket queue again.

Sales.co

Cofounded by my friend Ryan Doyle, they do cold email from idea generation to A/B testing, all you have to do is show up for the sales call.

Sales and marketing are two sides of the same coin. And there's no better way to generate results tomorrow than through email outreach. I couldn't be more excited to partner with Sales.co to help more startups do cold email well. Founded by two software engineers, their approach is data-driven and scalable, and they only care about bringing you qualified leads.

Videodeck

Founded by my friend Heleana Tiburca, it's done-for-you video production with an expert team at an affordable price.

One of the most common questions I've gotten in the last year is: "How do we get started with video marketing?" So I'm stoked to partner with Videodeck. There's no better investment you can make in your marketing than in video right now. It's an absolute no-brainer.

Dofollow

My go-to service for sourcing high-quality backlinks in ethical ways to help you rank higher in Google.

In an era where content creation is easier than ever, content authority is the key to ranking high and maximizing SEO. And despite what the Threadbois will tell you, backlinks are still king. Going from the bottom of page 1 to the top can be the difference of thousands of dollars in MRR. And with so many shady SEO practitioners out there, I'm glad to have a trustworthy team I can confidently recommend.

Embarque

Level up your content and SEO at an affordable price, from keyword research to content production to promotion.

For two years in a row, SaaS founders and marketers reported content as the #1 driver of growth according to the State of SaaS Marketing Report. That's why I'm excited to partner with Embarque to help more startups level up their content and SEO with affordable done-for-you content production. With clients like Riverside, MentorCruise, EmailOctopus, and VEED... these folks know what they're doing.

MarketerHire

Get matched with a top-tier freelance marketer within 48 hours.

I see more and more top-tier marketing talent going freelance these days. And as a 4x first marketing hire myself, I know just how hard it is to find and build a marketing team. That's why I've been recommending MarketerHire to every startup I talk to and am excited to partner with them to help more startups find the perfect marketer for their needs. Whether you're looking for a generalist or a specialist, it's worth reaching out to them.

Let me know if you do business with any of them — I want to hear the good and the bad to always be pushing them to improve their systems and service.

And mention "Corey" or "Swipe Files" for special treatment.

—Corey

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