Turning your newsletter into a 30-person publication
Plus, advice for growing from 0 to 48K followers and growing plants on the Moon
Hello storytellers! It’s no secret that around 90% of creator-focused companies are not solving major pain points for creators. Nobody needs yet another bank or financial tool. Which brings us to a very important question: what creator economy companies are you excited about? What products make you go like this?
If none exist, what are the products you wish existed? Let us know and we’ll include your answers in the next newsletter. All you need to do is hit the reply button :)
Things you should know about
TV just got way more (P)interesting: That’s right. Soon you’ll be able to watch shows and livestreams while you look for ideas on redecorating your apartment. Pinterest just signed a multimillion dollar deal with Tastemade, which will result in new 50 shows, live videos and events that you can easily pin. It will be interesting to see which Pinterest creators branch out into deals of their own after this.
When a newsletter becomes a 30-person media company: What if your newsletter became a publication that employed 30 other people? How wild would this be? Jacie deHoop has been through this exact journey. In a conversation with Workweek’s Adam Ryan she shares her story, advice on building a next-gen media company and her predictions for the future of the media landscape. We recommend you give this a listen.
A little party never killed nobody: It’s been almost 10 years since Fergie sang these words, but they’re still as true as ever. With NFT.NYC just around the corner, parties are one thing there’s no shortage of, but it can be hard to figure out where to go and when. If you’re still working out your party schedule for the week, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the events going on next week. Enjoy!
How to get 48K Twitter followers in a year: It may sound impossible but this is exactly what The Wolf of Franchises did. In just a year, they grew their anon account from 0 to 48,000 followers. They broke down the strategies and tactics that fueled this growth here. TL;DR: niche and consistency are key.
News from the Community
Daniel Murray hit a major milestone: 10,000 subscribers to his newsletter, only a month after launching it! Quite badass.
Nicole Casperson launched News Bites, a collaboration between WTFintech and Yieldstreet designed to bring you high-signal fintech news and insights in 5 minutes.
Landon Campbell scored an interview with Tim Draper himself. We’re psyched to hear what he did in his 20s!
Do you have news you’d like to share with the community? Send it our way and we’ll add it to the next newsletter.
Just for fun
You can now grow plants on the Moon. For real, scientists Robert Ferl and Anna-Lisa Paul have found a way to grow terrestrial plants in lunar soil, which is devoid of basic life-sustaining nutrients. The study was a part of NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to launch a permanent presence on the Moon by 2030. While the plants that were currently grown are nothing special by earthly standards, it is quite impressive that scientists were able to do this at all. One small step for agriculture, a giant leap for mankind.