Daniel Vassallo

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Building a portfolio of small bets. Quarter-time with Gumroad. Building userbase.com. Creator on dvassallo.gumroad.com. Ask me anything at daniel@hey.com.

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You don’t have to wait until you have a product to start promoting. You already have yourself. Promote yourself. Try to get people to follow you. I can assure you that getting followers is much easier than getting people to pay you.


If your friends and colleagues show interest in something you know or experienced, chances are that thousands of people on the internet would find that interesting too.


Not every itch is worth scratching. Not every opportunity is worth taking. If you want to stack the odds in your favor, you're better off avoiding low probability bets. You only have one lifetime, and there's a limit on how many attempts you can try.


You want people to buy your product because it's YOU making it. There might be hundreds of competing products, but there's only ONE you. Make YOU part of the product. Think about what people might be interested to buy from you specifically. That can be your starting point.


If you want to help (both yourself and others), do something where people will voluntarily exchange their hard earned money for it (and not regret it).


If your transparency is making you do certain things just to get the metrics look good, you're being too transparent.

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