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We are seeing a big technology revolution right now
Interview with Ashwin Gurbuxani
Just like how the internet changed everything in the 90s, the biggest revolution is probably going to be all of these technologies becoming mainstream together.
I'm giving away $1500 of my own money
Don't worry about me. I'll be fine.
A small side project can be worth more than you think
This is the story of how Noah Bragg sold his $400 MRR side project for $27,000 in just 5 hours.
Grow Your Audience
A guide by Julian Shapiro on how to grow your audience. Yes, I know. You heard a lot about this lately but trust me when I tell you, this is advice you need to bookmark.
Product Death Cycle
The Product Death Cycle is tricky because it’s driven by the right intentions: Listen to customers and build what they want. People in the Product Death Cycle naturally believe that they are doing the right things, but good intentions don’t translate to good traction.
The higher the price, the more they value it.
Price is a signal. When people want the best, they look to the price to tell them what’s great. They think the expensive wine tastes better. They think the expensive headphones sound better. Even when secretly, those things are no different than the cheap ones.
This is the story of Jack Butcher. Jack Butcher spent 10 years working in Fortune 100 advertising in NYC as a creative director for multi-billion dollar brands. In search of freedom he created Visualize Value, a network of mentors which is now a $1M/year product business and a media platform with an audience of over 500,000 people. It wasn't always that way. It's just one image, but the message is very powerful.
Why Side Projects Are Important
A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology claims side projects can increase your mental and physical well-being because they provide an opportunity to learn new skills with lower risk and can boost work performance by increasing creativity and productivity.
Self-Promotion in Communities
Self-promotion is a necessary part of building something meaningful in public. People won’t find you or your work when you don’t share it with the world. But not all self-promotion is right, either. Too many times have I seen people join a community only to immediately blast their advertisements into the activity feeds and comment boxes of the platform they just became a part of.
Healthcare is Dumb
Interview with Anthony Castrio
It was at the beginning of the stay at home period of the pandemic. I was really bored, really unemployed 😄. Wanted something to do. We launched it on Hacker News and nobody cared because I used a bad title. A week later I launched again with just the name Healthcare is Dumb.. and it blew up.
Interview with Tony Dinh
I want to build apps that solve everyday problems, helping people save time, save money, or have fun. Having fun and trying new things with Twitter API I think is the main reason of my follower growth.
The only real validation is people paying for your product
There are hundreds of websites launched every day, so even if you build what they want the odds of people paying for it are less due to competition. Building more things and seeing what exactly people will get their credit card out for and paying you money is how to get to validation these days.
Turning a fun side project into a profitable business
Interview with Justin Higgins
I kind of fell into the trap that apparently a lot of entrepreneurs do - getting stuck in the business and product development land.
How to improve your landing page copy
Being able to market your product effectively involves knowing not only how to write, but how to write well.