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  • Sometimes the solo bit of solopreneur is difficult. Especially when it comes to figuring out what products to create for your audience. Sometimes you need someone to bounce ideas off. Or throw new ones into the mix. And it’s not always easy to find someone. And not possible to have someone with immediate availability 24/7.…

  • If you want your Medium articles to do well, you need to write about the things your audience wants. Obvious, huh? Well… yeah. But not so obvious to find out what they want. Unless you analyze the data to figure out what’s already working. In this video I walk through an example of scraping data…

  • Damn, he actually paid for it? I wasn’t expecting the Stripe notification when I woke up.  I thought it was just big talk and, after he’d thought it through, he’d pass on buying my not even properly launched directory. But he pulled the trigger. The directory wasn’t even a week old… Let’s go back to…

  • When you build products online, you create assets that can be sold to other people. Whether it’s software tools or content sites or ecommerce stores or newsletters or databases or anything else. You’re creating value that others may want to buy. So when you’ve taken a project as far as you can, or got bored,…

  • This is too effing complicated! 4 days into a 7 day product build and it was becoming obvious I’d missed the point… Create a simple digital product (30 pages or 30 minute video) that solves ONE problem. Launch on Gumroad in 7 days. Challenges in communities don’t normally appeal to me. I don’t need a…

  • As I threw my son into the pool for what felt like the hundredth time, my watch buzzed again. Ignoring the cries of “again, again!” I glanced at the now very familiar looking Gumroad notification. Another sale. Nice. That’s the third one today. Before you get the wrong idea, this isn’t a rags to riches…

  • Here’s the situation… you’re in a corporate job, a good few rungs up the career ladder. But you’re tired of the same old same old. You have no real control over your destiny, working to someone else’s demands. Nice pay but no real security — the next round of layoffs is always hanging on the…

  • “If you’re a creator, what problems do you have?” I love this kind of question on social media. The replies are sparks to switch the mind to idea hunting mode. Ideas for businesses. Ideas for content. Creators will pay to have their problems solved. If you bring a solution to them, it could be the…

  • “New order in your Shop” Woaaah 🙌 It’s 10pm, I’m watching music on YouTube and get that notification. It’s the first sale of my kid’s merch. This is a big moment. He’s 6 years old and just made his first dollar online. Scratch that, he just made his first $8 online. I want to wake…

  • In early 2023, I built a tool to help newsletter operators grow their email lists by partnering with other newsletters. I built it in a week, it was immediately profitable, took less than a couple of hours per week to run, and I sold the whole project five months later for 5 figures. I can’t code…