I decided to become a content creator last September 2020, starting from scratch. You just need to see some figures (“Passion economy is now worth over $38bn globally”) and reports (“The passion economy: the next big growth industry?”) to pay attention to this “new” industry we’re facing and want to give it a try.
Knowing it would be difficult to try and conquer several mediums simultaneously, I decided to focus on my best skill and passion: writing. …
Here I am: resting in peace. No, I’m not dead. I’m more alive than ever. I’ve achieved the best moment in my life, talking about the architecture of my productivity system and… you know what? It’s affected my whole life in a very positive way, much more than I thought possible.
Our systems affect our lives. The worse they are, the worse our life will be, and vice versa. I didn’t feel good, that’s why I decided to get down to work, making it a priority to optimize my whole productivity system.
I’m living the most revolutionary period in my…
I can perfectly remember my obsession to create a different project, talking about human relationships inside the company.
I have to be honest with you: I got burned in large companies (I tried 5).
I was 26, and, at that age, utopian ideas are allowed.
The point is, I succeeded, and, today, 20 years later, everything I had in my mind has been implemented.
I was lucky and, just one year and a half after creating my first company, I met my today’s business partner, who thought exactly like me (maybe that’s why we’re still together, after almost 18 years).
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You want to be more creative. You want your ideas to start popping into your head nonstop. Yes, you need to boost your creativity.
This is not a matter of sitting down, looking at the ceiling, and seeing if the muse comes to visit you.
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
— Pablo Picasso
In life, you have to take action.
You have to make things happen.
Otherwise, you’ll always be waiting for a train that’ll never come. You’re in the wrong station. The trains you’re searching for are out there somewhere. …
You. Yes, you. You deserve to be happy.
I’m sure you’re a good person, responsible, caring and concerned about your family and friends, who works hard every day, who wants to give the best to society, who takes on responsibilities far beyond your capacity.
Yes, you. This is all about you.
You should learn how to be happy. It’s not something that’s just going to appear out of thin air.
You cannot just leave things to their own to see “what happens”. It’s your responsibility to define the way and follow it.
It’s something you have to make happen.
I love productivity software. I can’t help it. Whenever I see a new piece of software, an app, a new tool, I have to test it. It’s been like this for the last 25 years.
I get hooked when I observe how developers try to solve our problems. That’s why programming has always fascinated me. That’s why I started coding when I was 8 years old, although I haven’t written a line of code for more than 20 years. Improving people’s lives is a very enriching experience.
Going back to productivity software, I have to tell you I’ve tested quite…
You’re a content creator. You know Nicolas Cole, one of the best online writers, a guy who knows “how to play the game”. You’ve read his book “The Art and Business of Online Writing”. You took with you the main takeaway: volume wins. The more you produce, the more likely you are to succeed.
The point is: how the heck do you increase your speed to create (great) online content?
You don’t want your quality to decrease. In fact, you want to be better each day, increase the quality of your content, engage your audience, and evolve piece by piece.
I started as a content creator last September 2020, but I’ve been studying the market and business models for several years to decide what products or services I’d launch.
Newsletters always appeared on the map. They have reappeared and become stars in the content creator’s world. As Upland says in its article “12 Statistics that Show the Power of Email Newsletters”:
“According to industry benchmarks, publisher newsletters earn an open rate of 22%. Newsletters create engaged audiences, lead to paid subscriptions, and re-engage and retain your audience too.”
Maybe you’re hesitating about creating one and, as the paid newsletters’ market…
You’re a content creator. You want to get inspired. You want to grow, evolve, be a better version of yourself, share all this knowledge with your audience. It was my case. That’s why I was inside an over capture loop.
I saved, and saved, and saved content. I was subscribed to hundreds of newsletters. My inbox was bigger than any magazine shop you can find in any part of the world. I had more content than the Library Of Congress, by the way, the largest library in the world.
I couldn’t consume it all, but yes, I was capturing it…