RT @shl: The farther away a problem is, the easier it looks to solve. The closer you get, the more respect you'll have for the people workโ€ฆ
The farther away a problem is, the easier it looks to solve. The closer you get, the more respect you'll have for the people working on it. But the only way to fully empathize is to work on the problem yourself.
RT @shl: Compliment people behind their back.
Whoa! Someone listened to my 3 hour podcast with @jamesbeshara @gobelowtheline and took some great notes. https://smashnotes.com/p/below-the-line-with-james-beshara/e/11-sahil-lavingia-solo-journey
RT @ashleymayer: Sometimes I wonder who the people are that find me annoying and I wish I could tell them that I completely get it
RT @shl: Compliment people behind their back.
RT @shl: The most successful people I've worked with seem to answer my emails the fastest.
RT @founderstalk: ๐Ÿ™Œ New episode of Founders Talk! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Failing to build a billion-dollar company ๐Ÿ’ซ @shl @adamstac ๐Ÿ’ญ #startups ๐Ÿ’š https://t.coโ€ฆ
RT @shl: @buster dangit you're good. I'd tell myself that whatever you do will lead to some amazing stuff so work on the stuff that you wiโ€ฆ
The most successful people I've worked with seem to answer my emails the fastest.
Compliment people behind their back.
Many more people have been helped by @hnshah than helped him.
Sometimes naivety is good. If I knew how long it would take, what it would cost, and who I would fail to impress anyways, I may not have started Gumroad in the first place.
Enjoyed this podcast with @jamesbeshara and @shl https://www.breaker.audio/below-the-line-with-james-beshara/e/47770463
Speaking at Inflection in Brooklyn tomorrow! https://twitter.com/inflectioncomm/status/1117790763759341569
Speaking at Inflection in New York tomorrow! https://twitter.com/inflectioncomm/status/1117790763759341569
RT @DittmerChase: Interesting session by @shl at @indievc's V3 retreat in SLC.
Flying to NYC today, and planning to write about raising money on the way. I raised $10M+ from top-tier Silicon Valley VCs and angels. I also failed to raise a Series B. What questions would you want answered?
RT @brettberson: One thing I've found useful recently is doing reference checks via a video call vs. phone call. There is so much value inโ€ฆ
RT @mengxilu: This episode of Below The Line from @jamesbeshara and @shl is particularly good. Have been a big fan of @gobelowtheline latelโ€ฆ
RT @gobelowtheline: Episode #11 is live today โ€” @shl, founder & ceo of @gumroad, delivers a behemoth of an episode on why his writing + stoโ€ฆ
Super excited about this. If you have 3 hours and 3 minutes to kill, give this a listen! https://twitter.com/gobelowtheline/status/1138484826808303617
RT @gumroad: An update on http://gumroad.com/discover: ๐Ÿ“… We're seeing an additional $6,000-8,000 a day going to creators. ๐Ÿค These are all froโ€ฆ
Raising $10M isn't easy, but turning it into $10.1M is much harder.
RT @omneky: Watch @shl and @briannekimmel discuss growth lessons from @gumroad Learn how to grow by: ๐ŸŒฑ finding your community of users ๐ŸŒฑโ€ฆ
RT @gumroad: To celebrate $200M sent to creators, we're going to give $2,000 to a random person who retweets this tweet! (you have to be fโ€ฆ
You might operate it like the Alaska Permanent Fund: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Permanent_Fund More interestingly, you might also put some aspects of network governance into these tokens such that the public could vote on who has an account and under what circumstances. Perhaps quadratic voting?
Over the long term, every major tech company may decide to issue a crypto dividend. Peel off $30B of their stock, tokenize it, and distribute over ~300M Americans, or at least every American active user. So thatโ€™s at least $100 per person, $500 if all five of GAFAM do it.
I want @gumroad to do it! based on earnings.
๐Ÿ’ฐ Exciting news: We've paid out over $200,000,000 to creators and artists on @gumroad!
RT @bravecare: Let us reintroduce ourselves... Hi, We're @braveCare. Excellent urgent care for kids. 365 days a year. https://t.co/tAgiJโ€ฆ
Everyone seems to have a Kanye West story. Mine: His manager told us he was considering Gumroad to sell directly on his website. But! Only if we got rid of all the rounded corners, colors, and shadows. He hates those. We said no. The End.
RT @indievc: Announcing Our v3 Companies https://medium.com/strong-words/announcing-our-v3-companies-407ccdd5e7c8?postPublishedType=initial
Startups, books, and paintings are all products of the same thought: The world would be better if more people thought about things the way I do.
Long-term, cities like San Francisco will resemble colleges. People will spend 4-10 years to learn, gain credibility, and build a network. Then they'll leave and settle elsewhere, making space for the next "class."
When asked why he paints what he paints, a painter said: "One can't escape the landscape of their childhood." More broadly, I think the problems we want to work on over the course of our lives are determined in our youth.
1. Fish. 2. Teach people to fish. 3. Build better fishing rods.
You can have a conversation with a few people at a time. Your blog posts can be read by thousands of people at a time. Your products can be used by millions of people at a time. Productize yourself to scale yourself.
Love seeing @gumroad analytics screenshots in my Twitter feed ๐Ÿ˜ https://twitter.com/gvrizzo/status/1136927936907436033
How to raise money: Create FOMO.
I wonder if the rise of podcasting is due in large part to people not wanting to listen to their own thoughts.
RT @ZubyMusic: Episode 39 of 'Real Talk with Zuby' is here! I had a great conversation with @shl - Founder and CEO of @gumroad We discusโ€ฆ
The most successful content is: - Entertaining - Inspiring - Educational Probably in that order.
RT @cydharrell: @shl it's this piece! (one of my favorites) https://medium.com/s/story/how-to-be-polite-9bf1e69e888c
Can't remember where I read this, but it's stuck with me for years: The easiest way to make someone like you is to tell them their job is hard.
Walking is meditating on the go.
RT @shl: First Round Capital is the best early-stage VC fund ever.
RT @shl: @Gumroad in May 2019: $5.5M sent to creators (up 37% y/y) $393K in MRR (up 44% y/y) Team of 12, profitable (i.e. sustainable) 3โ€ฆ
The only people I subtweet are my former selves.
The last time we had a regular, scheduled meeting at Gumroad was in 2017. They're not necessary anymore.
Founders with 40% of the company trying to hire using 0.1% of the company: "Why is hiring so hard?!"
RT @FHeijdenrijk: Today I launched my new book on @gumroad! *30 Days of e-commerce marketing* Feels good. ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gum.co/30-days-of-ecommerce-marketing Tโ€ฆ
Humility is often a symptom of imposter syndrome.
RT @gumroad: Take risks. If it doesnโ€™t work out, at least youโ€™ll have a cool story.
โ€œWe think of revenue like oxygen. It's necessary for life, it's vital to the health and success of the business, but it's not the purpose of life. You don't get up in the morning and say, 'I've got to get enough oxygen.'โ€œ - @dickc
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