• travel is expensive, need money
  • depressed when going back home bc no more money
  • shovelling allows to cope with depression -> 12 startups in 12 months
  • nomad list was a shared spreadsheet by mistake, now big website, crowdsourced, now 20k/month
  • from nomadlist bootstrapped remoteok, 10k/month

  • framework:
    • have idea, build it, launch it, grow it, monetise it, automate it, exit
  • idea
    • has to focus on problem you have
    • having the problem yourself makes you an expert in it
    • go do crazy, original things to cross cultures and become original yourself
    • make an idea list
    • do it yourself. learn to code, etc.
    • idea x execution = business
  • build
    • learn to code
    • typeform, no code required to build form and receive payments
    • max 1 month for prototype. need to learn by lauching
  • launch
    • most important step, get users and validate
    • producthunt => very important, time to launch is important
    • talk with people. be honest, don’t be marketing
    • hackernews is very critical but good too
    • reddit is very big. mainstream launching platform. no spam, no marketing, be honest
      • find good subreddits
      • might make it to frontpage. careful about load from fp
    • go to niche forums and other discussion boards
  • grow
    • traffic will drop after first spike of traffic
    • non organic traffic doesn’t work. don’t do it.
    • organic growth == people actually like your website
    • don’t pay for ads, everybody has ad blocker and traffic phases out when you stop buying ads
    • organic is harder but better. if you dont get traffic means your product is not good enough
    • get feedback from users and build with them, users will become ambassadors
    • use email list for reengagement. Don’t spam
    • build your startup in public, live stream. trendy and very efficient
    • keep launching
  • monetise
    • get the first dollars asap
    • sell something, or patreon
    • can get money first to gauge interest
    • subscription, to allow compounding income
  • automate
    • anywhere from 180-700 robots doing regular tasks
  • exit
    • important to be able to move on