Companies of One That Make Millions

January 10, 2022
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7 days of 2022 down, 358 to go. Are your New Year's Resolutions still in tact?

If not, maybe it's because they're flawed from their roots. Changing our regular routines and behaviors based on a clock striking midnight seems odd, doesn't it?

But one trait that transcends failure and success, in whatever we do, is gratitude.

So I've personally decided to spend more time focused on gratitude this year - no resolutions, no lofty goals that I feel pressed to hit.

Why? Because without gratitude, success feels empty. While I'm far from successful, I've reached a point in my life that I could only dream of just 24 months ago. But I haven't felt accomplished or happy with myself.

If you've felt similar feelings, feel free to forgo the resolutions and join me in a year of gratitude.

But in this week's edition of The Loaf:

  • 3 of the best retirement accounts for creators
  • Blake Emal's 18 hard-earned marketing lessons
  • How to set your pricing as a freelancer
  • How one brand gained 100,000 subscribers through a referral program

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Business: Companies of One That Make Millions [Podcast]

If you're a creator or solopreneur and don't listen to My First Million by Shaan Puri and Sam Parr, you're missing out. They talk about all things business, entrepreneurship, creator economy, trends, and more.

But in this episode Sam and Steph Smith talk about companies of one that bring in millions of dollars each year. A couple of my favorite ones:

Builtwith.com - a website that tells you what other websites are built with as far as website hosting, plugins, and more

Carrd.co - a clean, one-page website builder that charges a small monthly subscription

An interesting theme I noticed is that the companies mentioned throughout the episode are primarily web-based. This probably doesn't come as a surprise to you, but the leverage the internet can provide - especially to one person companies - would've been unfathomable just a few decades ago.

The world is abundant, go get your piece of it.

Money: 3 Best Retirement Accounts Creators Can Open [Blog]

Saving for retirement is by far one of the most boring things to do.

But it's a necessity.

Figuring out which type of account to open can be challenging, so we broke down 3 of the best retirement accounts for self-employed individuals:

  • Roth or Traditional IRA
  • Solo 401(k)
  • SEP (Simplified Employee Pension) IRA

Also read: 5 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Investor

Strategy: How This Brand Used a Referral Program to Gain 100,000 Email Subscribers in One Week [Blog]

An amazing breakdown from Marketing Examined about how Harry's used a simple 5 step marketing strategy to bring in 100k email subscribers to grow their razor business.

The 5 steps:

  1. Created a two-page micro-site
  2. Ran Facebook ads to drive traffic to the squeeze page
  3. Collected emails and emails only on the squeeze page
  4. After someone submitted their email, they were re-directed to a referral page
  5. On the referral page was a gamified referral program

Also read: How to Write a Successful Newsletter

Seeing creators make their first dollar online will never get old 📈

@sarashih_

..more crumbs

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🚀 Blake Emal shares 18 hard-earned marketing lessons (thread)

🐦 Twitter begins testing of video reaction quote tweets

🎥 TikTok's "Hype House" lands Netflix show, some are calling it "sad"

Tool of the Week: Google Fonts (free) - They're free for commercial use and the fonts are updated automatically so if you use them on a website, you don't have to worry about them becoming outdated or misformatted

Freelance Finds: How to set your pricing as a freelancer by Harlow

Treyton DeVore

Treyton is a creative entrepreneur, writer, and financial planner.

He's been featured in Morning Brew, NerdWallet, Marketwatch, and more.

treytondevore.com

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