Trung Phan managed to grow his Twitter following by 300k in just one year.
Sahil Bloom grew from 0 to 500k followers in less than two years.
⭐️ What I learned from the guy dubbed “the next Einstein” and Gary Vaynerchuck about building your personal brand
Sam Parr isn’t that big of a deal. But still, when he shared his screen it showed almost a thousand unread emails and hundreds of Twitter notifications. So this is what you’re competing with if you want to connect with people like him. It’s a noisy world out there.
I consider Nathan to be one of my mentors even though I’ve never talked to him.
Most of the books that I want to read during my Bootstrap MBA experiment focus on just one specific topic. This makes sense because book that cover too many topics usually don’t go deep enough to be useful. However, I thought that it wouldn’t hurt to read at least one “general purpose” book that covers a lot of ground and thus can give me some orientation at the beginning of my journey. Initially, I decided to read Pieter Level’s book MAKE which is subtitled “The Bootstrapper’s Handbook” and has gathered a lot of praise in the maker community.
One of the first books I read on bootstrapping is MAKE by Pieter Levels. Pieter promises to share the techniques that allowed him to build two highly successful products (Nomad List and RemoteOK) that bring in more than $80.000 each month. In addition to sharing actionable advice he wants to encourage others to try the bootstrapped way of building businesses. In his words:
💡 Why I write Profiles
I love reading books. But even more so I love studying how people a few steps ahead of me got to where they are now. After picking a new "target" I consume everything they've written, every podcast episode they appeared on, and spent hours researching what they actually do, not just what they say.
Then I write about the patterns, ideas, and lessons I've learned from that and share them here.
Some of the notes are still work-in-progress.