Last year this time, I recorded a voice note talking about how I felt like the Universe was working against me every time I set out to do something. I was on the verge of a mental breakdown. I was going nowhere. My savings from my first startup were depleting and I didn't have any source of income. I had to close down my SMMA in the 2nd half of 2020 due to FB banning all of my ad accounts. I promised myself to never use FB ads again. So I started working with YouTubers to help them make better content. I found one guy in particular that I truly believed could disrupt the space and went all-in with him full-time for no pay just because I am passionate about the creator economy and I wanted to experience working in it. Although we successfully went from 100 subs to 200K+ subs in 15 months and built a very profitable channel, I had to leave the partnership due to some issues. Since I shut down my SMMA, nothing was working for me. Every time I put effort and work hard and achieve something for a YTer, I was never at the receiving end of the benefits of that hard work. I didn't know how all of this would fit in the long run as I just kept doing what I was passionate about. But something in me just wanted me to keep going despite not seeing any immediate benefit...I just told myself if nothing works out just like it was then, I would have at least done what I loved doing. I kept doing permissionless apprenticeships whenever I can. Worked with YTers to grow their channels, and launch digital products, merch, etc...! Little did I know that following my passion in spite of not seeing any immediate benefits is setting me up for a career in the creator economy. I was sad a year ago that the work I was doing is only giving me fun in the short run but not going to benefit me in the long run. I was wrong. I was gaining experience. In 2022 November, I saw Andrew's Content Director hiring post and was shocked to see if really jobs exist in the world that require what I used to do for the YTers(Content Strategy, Titles, Thumbnails, Video ideas, Team assembling and management, Brand deals management, etc...!)
+73 Hours of Progress Logged Towards My Book. Crazy to think that most of this jar was spent on 1 chapter. (68 pages in the Google doc, 23k words). I'm onto writing probably one of my most favorite chapters! I keep writing stuff that inspires me to do more, to grow faster. Love you all, peace. ( This is Leah btw 🐶📸)
@Bru Capellà has now reached 100,000 Subscribers on his YouTube channel. To emphasise how crazy this is I've attached a picture of 100,000 people. He creates content about masculinity in the Spanish speaking market. Here's his channel. I met Bru when he joined my mastermind Synthesizer University. He had been creating content for three years and was at around 40,000 subscribers. Since joining he's blown up to 100,000 subscribers in just 4 months. And he cracked 1,000,000 views in a month for three months in a row! But I really can't take credit. Bru is wildly driven, hard-working, and understands his niche incredibly well. And @Bru Capellà I want to speak directly to you. This is just the beginning for you. You are destined for greatness. And you're in the perfect vehicle to make that destiny a reality. Keep working 💪 So once, again, a huge congrats to Bru! And a firework GIF to celebrate
I put a tweet out with a clip of Akira the Don talking about which person on Meaningwave has the most plays. Jordan Peterson was the highest on YouTube but the Jocko records are consistently topping the charts on Spotify (probably the gym lads). The top 3 records at the time all had 'discipline' in the title. I posted the clip to YouTube and Instagram and it was short enough to be on twitter so I posted it there too. I opened twitter for the first time in a few days and saw I have 12 notifications. Hmm that's more than usual I thought. Then I see Jocko has quoted my tweet and the video has 100k+ views. I was shaking. I only got 15 likes in the end lol (most views came from Jocko's feed. He has 750k+ followers) As they say, every piece of content is like a lottery ticket. As always likes (or views) ain't cash, but still cool. Jocko pod soon? 👀
Congratulations to @Fedor Shatukho for reaching Level 7. 🙌 This is both a wonderful thing and a silly digital arbitrary event. But your contributions are awesome. It has been a pleasure getting to know you. You are curious and wise and kind. Thank you for your time here and in digital discussions. I look forward to seeing others rise too.
Inspired by @Andrew Kirby and the approach he's pioneered here. I started my free Skool group for music producers who want to learn and master music production using a unique approach to music analysis I created. I'm already getting the right people flowing in. They get access to a free program i used to sell for $1000...instead of paying, at the half way point they invite 2 people to join, then get access to the second half. I heard Alex Hormozi say that if you can get one person to invite 2 other people your business will be a success and grow on its own. So I'm testing that out. At the moment I'm going to test to see if this works to scale community. Then worry about monetisation later. Thanks for the advice Andrew and wish me luck ;)
Hi Everyone, I'm new here, and absolutely love what Andrew and you all have built! I was an ESL teacher for 10 years before losing my job during the pandemic. Which probably turned into the best thing that happened to me. Because I started making clips of my favorite podcasts and putting them on Youtube. And it's turned into what I feel is my true calling! From that hobby, my friend and I got on the radar of Harry Stebbings and his podcast The Twenty Minute VC. Now we run the Tiktok, YT and Instagram accounts for 20VC and make most of the content. Happy to be here and participate in the community of other educational content creators. Making the world a better, smarter place, one clip at a time. -Chris
I spent 10 months gaining 70 subs. Then one of my vids got some traction (120k+ views) and lots of crazy stuff has happened. I made $1.2k+ from affiliate links (that I didn’t add till 100k views 😩) I’ve finally be accepted into the YouTube partner program (after 2 months of problems) I got a job offer from the guy whose breathwork course I reviewed. And I’m going to be apart of a breathwork brainwave study in Cambridge! Plus I got a ton of free courses (about £1k worth!) Crazy times. I wouldn’t have kept going without the knowledge and support from this community. Appreciate you all.
I want to share my recent win with you, guys. I can't share the numbers because everyone from the internet can see them. However, I can leave some hints. My side project pays me slightly more than my main one. So, I managed x2 my income this month, and 10k/monthly through content creation became much closer. Some of the ideas that helped me to do it: 1. I went for Permissionless apprenticeship. For the first 40 days I contributed without asking for money because I wanted to see how many load I can carry before I create an invoice. 2. I specialized in a Niche with rich people. As @Andrew Kirby pointed out, why work with those who can't pay much when you can collaborate with those who can. The amount of content creation input is the same, the output is disproportional. I specialize in the tech niche. People here are wealthy and not many content creators can dig deep enough, so the supply is low. A perfect combo. 3. I forwent my Telegram channel and focused on providing value for those who can pay. And it worked. 4. Serendipity worked in my favor. I took part in several non-profit projects, did a lot of networking and made content that didn't pay off immediately. All those factors lead me to the client I now work for. So it's always a good idea to work consistenty and not ask for favors. You never know how all the things in an interconnected world will play out. 5. I read a Never Split the Difference. This book helped me to increase my income x4 this year. Incredible advice, thanks to @Corey Bennett Boardman for die hard promoting it. 6. And of course I got insipred by this community and @Andrew Kirby himself. Thank you for guidance and breaking beliefs that don't serve us.
I am really happy to share that my first book got officially launched on Amazon, paperback Never even imagined that I would be able to hold my own book in hand. Really appreciate all the support from this community. Thank you guys! https://twitter.com/SathyaHQ/status/1617784243639455746
As a true SYNTHESIZER, I must dedicate copious amounts of time towards studying content on topics that I need to learn about to fulfill my vision. Not only do I track my writing, but I also track the amount on time I spend studying. This filled jar represents 75 hours logged towards studying! (It's actually a few hours above that. ) Eventually I will share a video talking about "The Vandaos Belt System", and how I ground my studying into a larger system of goals to keep me motivated in the long run.
Hey guys! This is some positive reinforcement (and peer pressure) for those joining the accountability calls on Sunday. 1. @Corey Bennett Boardman, Level 7 synthesizer, is almost at the 1,000 subs milestone. He said he'll get it by Sunday. Go give him a push!! 2. @Allan R. was gone for a month but he's finally releasing a video in the next two days. 3. @Owen Sheasby is releasing podcasts for weeks on end (almost at 30 episodes). New one with his brother came out today. 4. @Christian Vandaos is writing for 5 hours a day on his upcoming bestseller. 1/3 of the way through the past jar. 5. I've been working on an app that helps us take action on what we synthesize and shared my MVP. 6. @Vlad Freimann noticed his course members aren't too active so he is working on engaging with them more to get higher completion rates. 7. Finally, @Wiktor Romanowicz now looks 6'1 and benches more than Andrew! Also, cheers to AI for helping us on our journey. Hopefully it doesn't take our work anytime soon🤞 Have a great week guys
Hey awesome people ❤️ I reached 5k connections last week And just wanted to celebrate with you 🎉 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/salimalbitar_linkedinfamily-web3-activity-6991835068314861568-8xOy?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android
A few months ago something clicked in my head, and I understood the severity of the 'disjointed knowledge problem'. I recall painful years of grind and struggle, trying to avoid the shitty life I was on the trajectory towards. Yet no matter how hard I tried, I made no progress. It felt like something was stopping me. I now see that the thing stopping me wasn't external. It was internal. I didn't have the knowledge needed to understand which causes would lead to the effect I so desired. That caused me to waste a lot of time making no progress. And I can see clear pivot points in my life after consuming certain pieces of content. There's an obvious before/after, once someone had imparted their knowledge onto me. So why is there not a better, more efficient way to provide life-changing knowledge to the right people at the right time!? The internet has provided us the technology needed for this to happen. If someone knows the solution to a problem that I have, and the internet has provided the tech needed for that solution to be shared, WHY do I not know about it? Why are there billions of people suffering from problems that have simple solutions? I tried playing my part to solve this by creating my own YouTube channel. If it took me 10 months to learn a lesson, and I could share that with people in 10 minutes, what more value can I bring to this earth? But I soon realised that I was not enough. I don't know everything. In fact, I possess an infinitesimally small amount of the world's knowledge. That's why I created Synthesizer Skool. And I'm incredibly excited to announce we've just hit 1,000 members. Together, we have an absurd amount of power. And if we leverage that power in the right directions, I really believe we can make some magic. This might sound too hypey, but The Synthesizer Revolution is here! EDIT: We've now hit 2,000 members! Read my post about it here: https://www.skool.com/synthesizers/impact-income-fun
Guess who's awesome today? Me! 😁 Another 69 hours down towards my book. It's crazy to think that I started my book 3 years ago now. (Jan 1st 2020) I would have never thought it would have taken this much shape as it has. With 95,000 words in the main document and 75,000 words in the trash document, there's been a lot of attention put on it. Utilizing the law of 100, putting 100 minutes a day towards my book has really helped me move the needle. Probably 1-2 more jars and I'll have something really awesome written up. At last, another meal has been earned! 😂
On this day (Dec 31st) in 2009 I was your average joe blow brokie. (see attached photo below) I had zero clue what I was going to do for a career, income, life. Then, in 2010 I learned about the law of attraction thx to this YT vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x4sVR67wCk I wrote an unrealistic list of what I wanted (make money online, live in the tropics, etc) and in 2011, made a new years resolution to make it happen or die trying. In 201 I started travelling using credit cards, and in 2014 I made my first dollar online... And then in 2015 I tweeted about it on FB. (see attached photo below) People started asking me how I was affording my travels, and that's when I started teaching people how to create & sell digital info products like courses, coaching, memberships, etc. I've since gone on to make over $2,000,000 teaching that. Here's my advice for 2023: - Write out what you want. Be as unrealistic as possible - the key here is to write out something that genuinely EXCITES you. Excitement is your inner guidance system telling you you're on track. - See yourself already having it. Having a vision helps give your feeling direction. - Feel yourself already having it. Act as if you have it now. The stronger your feeling, the stronger your magnetic attraction will be. - Consider it done. There's nothing left to do but whatever action you naturally feel like taking :) "The question is often asked: What should be done between the assumption of the wish fulfilled and its realization? The answer is nothing. It's a delusion that, other than assuming the feeling of the wish fulfilled, you can do anything to aid the realization of your desire." - Neville Goddard
On the 5th of October, I posted my first piece of content inspired by this community I've posted every day since on my Twitter account, and yesterday I finally reached 1k It has taken 1.454 tweets and 67 days to achieve my 2022 goal My new and exciting goal → Getting to step 3 before 2023 Someone in?
By @Fedor Shatukho's advice I decided to finally start trying to add value to the community. I'm here already for pretty long time but always feel that most of you are more advanced than me. That brought fear of making useless posts and I was pretty silent. Now it's time to punch fear in the face and press POST. I have a Russian-speaking YouTube channel about music production, recording and mixing called "Freimann Music". But despite having 7k subs at the moment on YouTube and 1500 people on my email list I don't have a steady flow of students and clients for my studio. Sometimes they come but it's not enough. All my YouTube work for 1.5 years gave me enough audience to launch my first course to finally monetize my audience better than just waiting for them to email me. Still I wasn't sure how to sell my course. I was really afraid to sell. Even though some people couldn't wait to buy a course from me! So after doing about 20 interviews to find out what my audience wants, I launched the course with a group of 17 people. The price was $600/$1000 per person. I sold on 1-on-1 free calls to find out people's struggles and desires. That was the strategy of my online business coach. And it worked really well. I didn't film any content for the course because of fear it wouldn't sell. Plus, all the coaches on the internet told not to film anything before launching too. It became one of the hardest grinds of my life... Writing a song, filming content with explanations, then editing it. I had days with 20 hours of work, going to sleep at 6AM, to be able to put the content out on time. Then I suffered from not enough energy to continue producing my song for the course... I got ill at one point and delayed everything for a week. A lot of problems, fears, mistakes... Enormous amounts of stress... But, September became the most profitable month of my life. I hired a full-time assistant who is editing my videos for the course. I paid almost every debt I had (yes, I had them too, and it was another reason to be stressed).
email, which has been written off as dead so many times over the past decade, continues to crush it. I know this may not seem like a place where "we synthesize" but I have to tell you, IT IS! I write emails for my clients to help them get more repeat and referral business. The industry averages are like 13-18% open rates. This morning, (west coast US), we were reviewing the results of the latest email and it had a 66% open ate and 234 clicks to contact the company for more service. What do I interpret this to mean, and what does it mean for you? It means writing old fashioned emails that are buy me, buy me, tend to fail. Yet when we write emails, like we write stories. they succeed. One final note - along with sending written content, we also include a video for many of our clients, and this too crushes it, both in open rates, views and watch time. It's like bell bottom pants...they are back in style!
Just checked my toggl time tracker and yeah, is said 354h. It's a lot of eggs in one basket. Almost so much that feel embarrassed to reveal it. But I wanted to learn how to make documentary style youtube videos. So now about 3 months later, my first doc is finally out. https://youtu.be/fQmfn6l_0Ac Would love to get your guys feedback so I can continue to improve.
There has been a post about the lessons we've learnt through this year and personal investements into education. Let me share mine: 1. Went through a career course with a coach. Realized that content is what I'm naturally interested in and good at. 2. Read a book @Corey Bennett Boardman recommended. Boosted my negotiation skills and gained some financial advantage. 3. Learnt how to work more efficiently with the help of @Benedek Santa. Beat my procrastination at a certain period and managed to make a leap in my career. 4. Learnt how to use LinkedIn to the fullest with @Paul Masters. Boosted my personal profile and the profile of the company I work for. The knowledge I gained from Paul gave me for free was insanely useful. I still laugh at how those simple advice gave me so much expertise. 5. Had a tons of conversations with my buddies during weekly calls which gave me a lot if insights into content creation, helped me through hard times and kept my morale up. 6. Got better at expressing my ideas through writing on this platform. Fun fact — Synthesizer Skool is my favorite social network and a platfrom I create the most content for. 7. Learnt how to kill the Ender Dragon with a team of decisive individuals. Summing up, I want to thank @Andrew Kirby for creating this community which feels like a true university of like minded people in pursuit for wisdom. And I want to extend my thanks to everyone who meaningfuly contributes to this group and shares ideas. I've learnt a lot from you, guys!
Finally started the journey as a creator. Started with youtube shorts. After so much confusion and doubting myself and being in an analysis paralysis situation. Got 944 views that a bonus. Thanks to the community and @Andrew Kirby https://www.youtube.com/shorts/dYbz8mc-AwY Thoughts on the video and suggesstion
Hey Synthesizers , i don't know if this is the right place to share this , but today is 1 year without gambling , i was dealing with a serious issue and a life wrecking addiction , i blew more than a 100k lifelessly gambling my soul to the devil , and i am so glad to get over it , Sorry for giving you a trip on my sob story . If anyone is struggling with a gambling addiction , my dms are open if you have a question or post in the comments. Ps: Recovery of russel brand was one hell of a help during my dark moments.
Yesterday I posted a thread about my 7-step roadmap to make $10.000 online in 4 months It went quite viral (143k impressions, 956 likes, 221 RT and 2,050 profile visits) My audience have also grown from 300 followers to 800+ on just 4 days All of that is thanks to just 1 tweet and 1 thread What was special about them? Accountability All my most viral pieces of content talks about my goals, fears, lessons and mistakes Building in public is quite scary, but really worth it. Vulnerability is always rewarded
If you want to make more money, "who can I add a tonne of value to?" is a good question to ask. The more value you create, the more money you can charge. But it's not just about what you do. It's about who you do it for. Soon after I learned this lesson, I went to big boy in the Consulting space. I knew if I could help them grow their YouTube, I'd create millions of dollars of value for them. So I offered to do just that. I told him it would cost him $100k. He asked if I could do a discount if he could pay in full. I said yes. Within an hour he had wired me $90k. And the best thing is that it's gonna be a complete Win/Win for the both of us! Just thought I'd share a win :)
******** UPDATE ********** I finally hit the 1K mark 😆 **************************** I recently went on a 2 week trip to Peru. I was in the jungle, so had no phone service. When I returned to civilisation, my most recent vid had got some decent traction (it now has 22k+ views) I went from 70 subs to almost 700 subs as of now. The guy who made the breathwork course (Niraj Naik - SOMA breath) I reviewed reached out and gave me his personal WhatsApp to chat (he’s friends with Wim hoff!) He then gave me free membership to his advanced breathwork community! (Usually $247 per year!) And if that wasn’t enough, he shared my work with vishen lakhiani (the founder of mindvalley!) who might share it on mindvalley’s instagram account 😆 (screenshot attached). What a ride 😅 Let’s aim for 700 to 7K next time 🙏🏼 You can watch the video responsible for all this here. https://youtu.be/hsfK_7GWcXo
I recently heard from someone, that the best way to increase output of work is to only speak about what you actually have done. The point is to stop talking about what you are going to do. So with that in mind, I am excited to announce that yesterday I wrote the script to my first (real) YouTube video, and I set up a new Google Workspace using my new personal domain name. Inch by inch, life is a cinch.