January 11, 2023
“No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.“
– Carol Dweck
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James Clear, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits, is interviewed by Tim Ferriss.
► How to capture ideas as a creator.
► Creating better information flows.
► Do 1 or 2 things a day that will work for you long term.
► Intensive product launches.
► The importance of “thoughtful” outreach.
Great breakdown of how TDLR grew to a 750,000 subscriber daily newsletter making more than $15k per day.
“If you’re making content to benefit your career, posting on a website that’s directly linked to your résumé/portfolio makes a whole lotta sense. You’ll want it as close to your résumé/portfolio as possible.”
“Tapping your face takes me directly to your LinkedIn profile, which (hopefully) has your full work experience, a little about you, and a million reasons why you’re a bona fide candidate. It’s the shortest funnel you.”
“Videos about people’s professional lives have become wildly popular across social media, from days-in-the-lives of certain occupations to break downs of the ins-and-outs of a job. Baristas, retail workers, and delivery drivers have become overnight social-media sensations. For some of these creators, their social media side-hustle can start to overtake their actual paychecks, with brands looking to cash in on very specific customer bases.”
Big Idea: Creating content about your job can be very popular.
Nathan Barry interviews Thomas Frank.
“Thomas built a YouTube channel called College Info Geek to over a million subscribers. Since then, he’s rebranded and grown the channel to nearly 3 million subscribers. He’s also built a massive business around courses and Notion templates.”
► “The individual creator has so much more opportunity than they did before.” ► “What would you do if you had the skills but no audience and wanted to grow from 0 to 100k on YouTube or a newsletter in 12 months?”
► A viral long-form video can lead to thousands of new subscribers.
► Email has no discovery. You have to have this hub and spoke approach where something with an algorithm is driving discovery for you.
“Why it’s smart from a pure business, marketing, and influence perspective to use Mastodon as soon as possible.”
Mushfiq Sarker of The Website Flip shares his case study of buying and improving a niche website.
The site was purchased for $23,000 and sold 22 months later for $175,000. Adding the net profits over that time, led to a $238,356 gain.
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