Fire your copywriter

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Fire your copywriter


Malcolm is a self-taught developer that heard about the release of the API-based AI engine called GPT-3 and was eager to try it. Soon enough he was able to create a tool that can automatically write blog posts with very little input from a human. The software has been selling like hot cakes on Appsumo.

My takeaway: Stay on top of new trends, tools, etc and jump in early. Experiment. First movers advantage is a real thing.

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45 unique and usual business ideas (that will make you money)


Seeking to start a business but not quite sure what to start? Try thinking outside the box!

We've put together a list of business ideas that are super unique (believe me when I say they are) and will help you get some inspiration.

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One click e-commerce boost


This team developed a great solution to automate a big chunk of the e-commerce operations. But what I love the most about this story and I think you can learn from it it's that this idea was possible because of the experience gained doing consulting jobs.

Having some experience in a sector will give you a better idea of what's broken and will surface business ideas to profit from the inefficiencies.

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From side hustle to $1.2M/year business


Timesheets? That doesn't sound sexy at all, who would want to work on that? It turns out that there are startups with $50M in funding working on them.

But you won't read about that in this story. Here you'll know about two friends who hustled for years while having a full-time job. Until they got some traction...

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1. How I surpassed 600 orders on Etsy

2. I bought a dying marketplace and grew it to 1.7M$/year

3. From designing AR experiences as a hobby to building a $360K/year business

4. How we created a $1.8M/year course

5. This couple bought a cleaning equipment business for $535K and grew it to $8.5M/year

6. We built a $720K/year travel activities and tours search engine

7. On starting a successful Shopify agency with my brother

8. Update: How we reached $2.8M in revenue

9. I grew my open-source software side project to $3K/month [$0 on ads]

10. From side hustle to $12M/year business [candle & soap making supplies]

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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