It took years for me to get comfortable sharing stuff online.
Even when I published blog posts, I rarely shared them on my own social media accounts because I didn’t feel comfortable doing so.
This whole creator thing is a process and it takes time.
Stick with it and you’ll get there eventually.
Now, on to this week’s ideas…
The Starting Five
These are my thoughts about how to use Twitter replies to grow your audience.
And if you want to triple your reach in 30 days, try doing my Twitter Replies Challenge.
This video is a great step-by-step breakdown of the system Tiago Forte uses to manage his inbox and I’m sure it will inspire you to switch up how you deal with email.
This “controversial advice” about how to generate a full-time income from your creations is smart — especially the bit about thinking of yourself as a one-person business instead of a creator.
These are designed to be used in ads, but they’ll work just as well as blog post headlines or email subject lines.
A breakdown of how a pair of creators identified their ideal clients, found them, and built a thriving business serving them.
Meanwhile, On Twitter…
What progress feels like:
— Josh Spector (@jspector) April 21, 2022
Got a question about audience growth, social media, newsletters, marketing, writing, or business?
Ask away – I'm happy to give you some advice.
— Josh Spector (@jspector) April 16, 2022
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My Final Words Of The Week
When Cypress Hill was looking for its first record deal, they met with Def Jam Records.
In the meeting, execs asked them about their brand. What was their persona?
Were they a storyteller like Slick Rick, a ladies man like LL Cool J, or street guys like Run DMC?
The group had never even considered the importance of branding.
After the meeting, they gave that conversation some thought and came up with a simple answer:
“We’re the Cheech & Chong of hip hop.”
They certainly are.
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