Inspired by @ShaanVP I recently changed my content strategy, and it definitely works.

In a nutshell:

• focus on "blockbusters", Twitter is hit-driven, consistency is overrated
• always start with a viral emotion - WOW, LOL, WTF, AWW, EPIC, NSFW, OHH, FINALLY
@ShaanVP Shaan explains it in this clip from the MfM podcast

Also Chris wrote in more detail about it here

My last 2000 followers came from just three pieces of content.

• this essay on audience building that resulted in dozens of DMs and comments saying FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT…
This meme which sparked emotions ranging from LOL to I FEEL SEEN.

This tweet which belongs to the "WOW: i didn't know this is a thing or they make that much $" genre

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27 Feb
Has anyone written a good book on taxes and legal stuff indie makers and online entrepreneurs should know about?

What rules and laws are important if you're selling products globally?

When does it make sense to think about incorporating abroad? What are the benefits?
There are so many common misunderstandings and it's extremely cumbersome to find reliable information.

Even without any kind of tax optimization, it's incredibly hard to do things properly.
Standard advice is "talk to an accountant".

But you know what? 95% of all accounts regular people can afford have no clue. They don't understand small tech businesses and at the rates you can afford to pay, they don't do proper research.
Read 15 tweets
27 Feb
This is a fascinating topic.

It's fashionable to say that "passive income doesn't exist".

But how much of the work you're doing is actually necessary vs. stuff you do to keep you busy or justify the money you're making?

(I certainly need to ask myself this more often.)
What would Pieter's revenue look like if all he did was maintenance?

What would Facebook look like if they'd focused on their core product instead of working on dozens of shiny new features?

(We don't have access to parallel universes, so no one really knows.)
I often wonder what all these software engineers at tech companies are doing all day. Maintenance and infrastructure work is probably only a tiny part.

Most of the time, servers keep running without human supervision.

So I guess it's mostly working on new features?!
Read 8 tweets
22 Feb
You've probably already heard that I sold Product Explorer to @agazdecki

Here's the backstory and why I decided to sell 👇
This was the announcement tweet in case you missed it.

Andrew first reached out to me just a few days after the launch and made an acquisition offer.
Read 18 tweets
13 Oct 20
A few of my favorite strategies that are included in the form of product idea prompts 👇
Look at Fiverr gigs to discover problems you can automate.
The prompt generator provides a link to a random Fiverr category you can investigate.
Read 8 tweets
13 Oct 20
After spending the last few weeks reading everything I can on how to come up with great product ideas, I've come up with what I call the "The Grand Unified Theory of Product Ideation"
While there is certainly no lack of advice on how to come up with product ideas, most of it is fragmented and contradictory.

Many thinkers that beginners look up to for advice, recommend completely different things.
Since it took me far too long to get some clarity in my thinking, I figured that many others have this problem too.

Hence, I tried to put the best ideas on how to come up with promising product ideas into a coherent context.
Read 11 tweets
13 Oct 20
I just launched my second project on Product Hunt:

a Product Idea Prompt Generator…
It's a tool I created for myself. During the last few I read about all kinds of strategies to come up with product ideas.

While I learned a lot, I rarely took action and quickly forgot about most strategies. To change that I created the prompt generator.
I like the analogy of "training your idea muscle". But how do you do that in practice?…
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