Dru Riley, software engineer, is a very talented serial maker. I discovered Dru's work through his reports, trends.vc, which I religiously read whenever I get it in my inbox. I am very ashamed that I only recently discovered how much Dru is building and sharing! I mean... Go check out his website. Mind blowing I know!
trends.vc is made of reports on different market trends and ideas. Hoping you're not superstitious because thirteen reports have seen the light of day so far 🚀Bootstrap funds, Cloud Kitchens, Nocode... All trends we have seen emerged beautifully digested in each report. I absolutely love the format and style of each digests. It takes no more than 5 minutes to get a strong grasp of the new trend Dru is sharing with us. It is presented as such:
As I said, I love how these reports are built. It allows me to discover a new market trend in a few minutes and gauge my level of interest quickly. Spoiler Alert! I am always interested. If you feel the need to dig deeper into a trend, Dru drops a few links leading you to best content about the trend which I know he has personally selected.
No-Code ➡ Low-Code ➡ Code — New businesses will follow this path. Mature companies will have all three.
You know, or will know, of my bias for this topic as a nocode maker myself. I have the chance to be going through this process with Hello Tyro which is slowly moving toward code. Fingers crossed. The speed of development when building without code with tools such as Webflow, Bubble, Glide, Airtable, Zapier, well don't get me started, is unparalleled.
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Reach 1,000 free subscribers then monetize. The founders of Substack estimate a 10% free-to-paid conversion rate if you have:
- >1,000 subscribers
- >50% open rate
- Good feedback from your readers
You definitely don't need a fancy tech product to make money. You are the product and the feature is your knowledge your share with your audience so make 'em pay.
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