Means of Creation

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Passion Economy News: TikTok Deal, Creator Debt Financing, OnlyFans Disruption, Artist Monetization, and More

Plus, find new Substacks, a16z on the Passion Economy, and how to grow your podcast

Sep 22, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Deconstructing Social Tech, with Chris Messina

And the product dynamics that drive social platforms

1 Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Enabling Anyone To Create an Online School, with Ankur Nagpal

And what the next phase looks like for Teachable

Sep 30, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Understanding How Internet Culture Works, with Taylor Lorenz

And what it means to be a journalist in 2020

Oct 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News: Casey Newton goes Indie, SignalFire’s Creator Economy Market Map, Newsletter Curation, and More

Plus, using Twitch for journalism, Bella Poarch, and the implications of Penske’s control over Hollywood publications

Sep 29, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News #3: TikTok’s Creator Fund, Amazon Explore, The Edtech Explosion, and More

Read to the end for why Warner Music Group paid $85m for a meme-making company

Oct 6, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News #4: Triller Poaching TikTok Stars, David Dobrik Gets Funding for Dispo, Journalistic Entrepreneurialism, and More

Read to the end for an insightful OnlyFans creator AMA

Oct 13, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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All Things Technology, Film, and Media, with Eugene Wei

And understanding how psychology affects consumer behavior

Dec 3, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Sahil Lavingia wants creators to get interest on their interests

Welcome to Means of Creation!Every Friday, Li and Nathan interview a guest in the passion economy — founders, creators and operators who are

Aug 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #12: YouTube Revamps Premieres & A New Player in Local Newsletters

Read to the end for a 9-year-old YouTube star who launched a Roblox world

🔒 Dec 8, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Exploring Online Community Dynamics, with Nadia Eghbal

And what content creators can learn from open-source developers

Dec 10, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #10: Snap launches its own version of Creator Fund & rare interview with OnlyFans CEO

Read to the end for publicly listed TikTok Creator Mansion

🔒 Nov 24, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Lessons From Becoming a Top 0.03% OnlyFans Creator, with Aella

And how the best of OnlyFans can be applied to other platforms

Nov 5, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News #5: The Prop 22 Debate, Substack’s Mentorship Program, OnZoom’s Event Discovery Push, Business Insider’s potential Morning Brew Acquisition, and More

Read to the end for how women face unique challenges in the passion economy

🔒 Oct 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Building The Best Tools for Creators, with Joseph Albanese

For our guest this week on Means of Creation we welcomed Joseph Albanese, co-founder and CEO of Stir!As we’ve discussed on the show before,

Oct 29, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Striking Out as an Independent Tech Journalist, with Casey Newton

And the future of social media platforms

Oct 15, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Identifying The Next Generation of Celebrities, with Blake Robbins

And why David Dobrik may have a bigger impact than David Letterman

Sep 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Snapchat’s Attempt to Mint Their Own Celebrities

News Roundup #16: Andrew Yang bringing hype houses to NYC, Apple launching a paid podcasts, the power law on OnlyFans, and more

Jan 19, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Side Hustle or Job Replacement? What Platforms Like Poshmark Are Really Providing

News Roundup #13: lottery meets YouTuber, Reddit’s Dubsmash acquisition, and a database with 20,000+ newsletters

🔒 Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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The Art of Unbundling, with Greg Isenberg

The Consumer Social innovator on how audiences become communities — and how you should monetize them

🔒 Aug 27, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Building Profitable Online Businesses, with Courtland Allen

And how software relates to the Passion Economy

Nov 18, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Making Websites Super Easy To Build, with Joseph Cohen

The founder of Universe joins us to discuss how to democratize website creation

Sep 23, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #8: Could the Trump bump turn into a Trump slump?

Read to the end for live streaming insights for music creators

🔒 Nov 10, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #11: China Restricts Live Streaming & Spotify Testing Stories

Welcome to Issue #11 of the Means of Creation weekly news roundup where we break down the latest news on the passion economy, including the

🔒 Dec 1, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Twitter Acquires Revue

Also in this week’s roundup: Clubhouse’s $1b valuation, a16z’s new media property, Forbes’s new deal for writers, and Instagram’s plan to keep up with TikTok.

Jan 27, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez