Nicolas Nguyen

Nicolas Nguyen

Founder of I specialize in web business strategy, revenue and traffic and provided consultation to both large and small web properties. J2EE architect certified.

Tustin, California, United States
Member since July 29, 2012
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If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Twitter, Facebook

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most frustrating part of entrepreneurship is when you thought you knew everything and the features you added were not used by your members. The most rewarding part is when you talk to your members, tweak the features and see many people use it. The other part is seeing your site double in traffic every month.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Entrepreneurs tends to spend too much time building the perfect product. By the time it was launched, it turned out that the product was too complicated. I learned a long time ago to launch your beta product and build as you go. Learn from your users and add features accordingly.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Build as you go.
2. Talk to your users.
3. Build the basic features and double down the effort as you see traction.

Full bio

I specialize in web business strategy, revenue and traffic. My latest win was a record revenue quarter for ThisNext in winter of 2011. My previous win was to increase ThisNext traffic from 1 million visitors per month to 5 million with in four months. This was done in fall of 2010.

I started my first web business in 1998 where I first launched my e-commerce store using Yahoo! Stores. I then moved to silicon valley during the dot com days. After the dot bomb, I moved back to Orange County and started Pixpix, a social music site. Pixpix grew to 20k visits per day within six months of launch. After the hike in music licensing, I decided to close down Pixpix and learn lead generation. I was a product engineering manager at Leadpoint and then a director of engineering at Terra Matrix Media. After three years of lead generation, I moved back to social networking and joined ThisNext as a director of traffic and revenue.

I specialize in SEO for large sites using site sculpture strategy. I am also a developer and is J2EE architect certified.