The Full Story Of Creating My First E-Book In Four Days (Effortless Republishing)
At 4:55 AM, Sunday, April 10, I noticed that the asynchronous mini-course Zero-To-$1 was released after a week of anticipation.
It was the newest installment of Captain’s Table, the advanced course after Ship30for30 (which I highly recommend). The outstanding writers and entrepreneurs Dickie Bush and Nicolas Cole had created a step-by-step roadmap for creating digital products.
It consisted of six modules:
- Become Known For A Niche You Own, where you learn the basics of Category Design and can specify your niche, point of view, and online biography.
- The Beginner Content Strategy Barbell, where you use alternation between curating others’ content (reach) and creating your own (resonance) to grow on any platform rapidly
- Build Your Superniche Product, where you receive a helpful template on how to package your digital product, with some specifications regarding the intended audience
- Design Your Superniche Product, where you get inspiration from good cover designs
- Launch Your Superniche Product, where you learn to use Gumroad to sell without friction
- Make Your First $1 Online, a short module for celebration
The big promise was the following: go through all of these modules sequentially, and you will earn your very first dollar on the internet.
So I did
I immediately realized the immense opportunity
Ever since I started writing back in October, I had always intended to make this a full-time career, using writing and original thinking as the foundation.
So when I checked it out, I decided to go all-in + write a daily essay and thread. No holds bar. I was eager to become the first, become the proof of concept that it worked, and demonstrate some hyperproductivity too.
To make it official, with more accountability down the line, I wrote the following tweet, which became popular: