Give your community a flag to wave
What do members of your community believe that most people don't? If your community was embodied as a single person, what would they be like? What's their personality? How would they communicate? Thinking about these things can help you find the spirit of your group.
You don’t need a landing page.
A website provides social proof, it re-iterates your key selling proposition, it's a useful reference. Landing pages are great once you know what your customers! But none of that matters at the beginning. Yes build a website, but it doesn't need to be anyone's first step when building something new.
The rise of paid communities. What's going on?
You might be mistaking audience vs community. When you follow a specific founder, buy their book, join their course etc you're buying access to that specific person and their experience. That's not automatically a community. A true community is founder-agnostic. It doesn't matter who the founder is.
Find your first gig and get paid as a freelancer
A solo freelancer is part sales person, part therapist, part project manager, and part whatever it is you actually do. It's a rare breed that can balance it all. I've been a freelancer and a nomad for the last four years, working on hard problems for startups while traveling around the world. These are my hard-won lessons for anyone who’s freelancing now, or planning to start. Let me make you a healthier, wealthier, and happier 👇