Making money is a skill that you can improve

Making money is a skill that you can improve

Hey Everyone,

Hope you're having a great week. Here are a few things I've been reading, writing and pondering lately. Enjoy!

A quick update on Superpath:

1. 11 Commercial Writing Skills

I wrote this post a few years ago but it feels very relevant today. It's about how to make a good living as writer.

The written word is more valuable than ever. So for all the journalists looking for a new career path and recent liberal arts grads trying to figure out what to do with their lives, know that there’s an industry willing to pay for your skills.
Your task is to understand how your work helps a company grow. Purists might see this as a corruption of the craft of writing. Others, a beautiful pairing of business and art.

2. The ladders of wealth creation: a step-by-step roadmap to building wealth

This is a great post by Nathan Barry, who has done exactly what he prescribes in this post. His company, ConvertKit, is now making more than $20 million/year. I believe he owns all of it (or nearly all of it). He hints at making "far more than $250,000."

I especially liked this line:

In college I first heard Jason Fried from Basecamp talk about how making money is a skill—like playing the drums or piano—that you can get better at over time. That resonated with me immediately. I wouldn’t expect to be able to sit down at a piano for the first time and immediately play a concerto.

3. The Uncertain Future of Post-Pandemic Starbucks

I believe that reading good business analysis is one of the best things you can do for your career. Stratechery and Marker (where this post came from) are my two favorite places for this kind of thing.

If Starbucks is going to revive itself as the center of coffee culture, it needs to figure out how to react to the very real possibility that the office core will not return at scale.

4. Tweet of the Week

Have a great weekend!


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