Over the past 14 months, my Twitter account has grown from 150 to 24,000 followers. How did I do it?
First, the backstory: Last year I left a cushy job at Amazon to work for myself. But then I realized that my reputation only existed at the companies I’d worked for. I was practically unknown to the rest of the world.
I was determined to get some attention, but I was new to this kind of work. I had never posted on Twitter, never had a Facebook account, had no social media experience, and didn’t have a marketing background.
I settled on Twitter as my platform for experimenting. Being new, I wasted a lot of time trying things that didn’t work. But in that process, I stumbled on an approach that did work, and really well. And every other account I’ve seen that followed my approach has been successful at growing an audience from scratch and getting a lot of engagement.
In this video course, I’ll show you how I built my Twitter audience, and how you can do it too. My Twitter account might be the most valuable asset I own, and there is no better time than now to start building yours.
Things I Wrote
- Only Intrinsic Motivation Lasts
Why I left a $500K job at Amazon to work for myself.
- Freedom from Success
How I take risks without consequential harm from uncertainty.
- From Employee to Bootstrapper
How I prepared my finances before bootstrapping.
- Financial Independence
What if passive income isn’t necessary?
- Being a Tech Employee
How I tried to be a good one and keep my sanity.
- Emerging From The Unknown
My first 100 days working for myself.
Things I’m Making
The easiest way to add user accounts and data persistence to your static site.
Things I Made
- Everyone Can Build a Twitter Audience
I show you how I built my Twitter audience, and how you can do it too.
- The Good Parts of AWS
Almost everything I know about AWS, packed into a single short book.
- S3 Benchmark
Measure Amazon S3’s performance from any location.
- Bootstrapping Calculator
Do you have enough savings to fund your business?
Platforms I Use
My favorite platform and where I tell it like I see it.
Where I share any code worth sharing.
- Stack Overflow
My tiny contribution to this vast knowledge base.
I repost all my articles for people who prefer to engage through this platform.
- Hacker News
Where I get feedback from the hacker community.
Where I discuss things relevant to my work and other random topics.
I occasionally answer questions related to the topics I write about.
My boring professional profile.
- Indie Hackers
Where I get to talk with other independent software makers like me.
- Product Hunt
Where I submit some of the things I make.