Best 19 Quotes & Tweets on Website

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If you don't learn how to code, at least learn how to design and build your own website, on your own domain. Anything else on the internet isn't truly yours - it's building a house on rented land and it could be taken away from you at any time.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Own your distribution. If you write online, focus on these two platforms: 1) Email 2) Websites Invest in the long-term.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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People under-estimate two things: 1. The emotional challenges you face when you start writing online. 2. The benefits of writing online, even when you have a niche audience and 3-5 well-written essays on your personal website. Finding the courage to publish is the hardest part.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Advice to every online creator: own your distribution. Build a simple personal website. Then, create an email list and ask people to subscribe. Email is — by far — the best place to build an audience.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Basically everybody should have a personal website with three things: 1) Three published articles about topics they know well. 2) A list of interests and achievements. 3) An email sign-up button to capture emails addresses. You can build your website for free in one weekend.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Having a website with articles you've published is like having a personal agent who finds career opportunities for you 24/7

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Summarizing academic papers is the fastest way to build an online audience. Three steps: 1) Build a website. 2) Launch an email list. 3) Publish one summary every day. Do it every day for one year and your life will never be the same.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Writing online 101. ∙ Build your audience by teaching. ∙ Publish every week. ∙ Write on your own website. ∙ Write about what excites you. ∙ Share your best ideas. ∙ Aim to write unlike anybody else. ∙ The Internet rewards clarity. ∙ Turn off the Internet when you write.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Consider building a website. Some things to think about: ∙ Add a start here page ∙ Write 3-5 essays on the topic you know best ∙ Give readers a way to contact you ∙ Keep the style simple, and let the ideas speak ∙ Make it easy for people to sign up for your email list

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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If you manage to get 1 MILLION people to visit your website every day, you will average 11.5 visits per second. You can likely serve all that traffic from a default node server running on a $100/mo host. Scalability is an overrated property. Watch out what you give up for it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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People with well-written essays on their personal websites are the kinds of people you generally want to hire

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Lambda is a very poor substitute for EC2. But it still has a place. Instead of thinking of Lambda as a host for your applications, think of it as an extension for other AWS services.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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Most academic writing is hard to read, so if you're looking for things to write about, write clear summaries of important papers and publish them on your website.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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If you write online, invent your own language. Page views increase because you have no competition in Google search and your influence grows because people mention your name when they talk about your ideas.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Email newsletters are fun, but building a personal website is more valuable. It communicates professionalism and intellectual curiosity. Plus, you can add a splash of personality. Publish a couple well-written articles and it’s a home run. Websites are the new resume.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Write an FAQ section for your website. Don't answer the same emails over and over again. Instead, write down the most common questions and answer them in depth. Then publish your answers on your site. You'll save yourself time, build your audience, and help everybody learn.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Most SaaS websites have too much copy that customers don't care about.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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If you showcase customer logos on your site, make sure they ❤️ your product. Potential customers and investors will contact them.

Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover

@rrhoover

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Looking at the page view metrics on my website and only one variable correlates with popularity: My longest essays are the most popular ones. If you can write well, focus on long-form essays.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell