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How to validate a side hustle

The Creator Club Newsletter
How to validate a side hustle
By Sam Dickie • Issue #9 • View online
This month: Going from $0-22K in 4 weeks | Building in public | The worst startup ideas | Notion newsletter creator + loads more …
I’m Sam and welcome to my once-a-month newsletter. Each month I share the latest digital products, fascinating articles and resources from some of the best new and established online creatives.
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What’s new
Last month I spent waaay too long creating a new navigation for my website. The Pixel Geek was kind enough to create a tutorial for me on Youtube. However, implementing it across my site was a huge effort. The good news is it’s complete and live. Check it out.
I’m still working on Creator Club which I shared a sneak peek of last week. Thanks for all the feedback. Next month I will have some BIG updates to share.
Last months numbers:
📈 February: Subs 2,200 🔥 | Open Rate 42% | CTR 39%
Right, let’s get to it - time for this months roundup below 👇

📓 Articles
🔗 Links
📱 Products
A new take on Apple's neglected Apps
Your toolkit for building-in-public fiercely
Better Twitter analytics.
Increase your productivity and momentum
The man who produced Steve Jobs’ keynotes for 20 years.
⭐️ Community Showcase
🟣 Molly Jones (a Certified Notion Consultant) recently launched her ‘The Smart Studio Solution’ - A single ‘operating system’ to run all internal business processes - ready for use virtually immediately.
Are you working on a new product or side project and want to share it in this newsletter? Hit reply. I want to use the distribution of this newsletter to showcase your work.
🐦 Tweet of the month
I love the idea of creating a series of small products centred around one overarching mission. Pieter Levels on the OG indie makers and remote working advocate shared this fascinating diagram which outlines his roadmap and shows the relationship between his products and initiatives centred around his mission.
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✨🛣🗺 Worked more on the roadmap for my projects

Everything centers around the mission:

[ 🥅 Promote the freedom of global movement enabled by remote work ]

Main consideration is:
1) what to build myself
vs.
2) what to re-sell (in 🟡 yellow on left) https://t.co/QFuWMLelFi
⚡️ Flashback
I’ll leave you with this 1966 video presented by Walt Disney (this was recorded just a few weeks prior to his death). I was first introduced to this clip back in uni whilst studying Town Planning and was blown away by his futuristic conceptual vision for a new city back in 66.
Walt Disney's original E.P.C.O.T film (1966) HD RESTORED SHORT VERSION
Walt Disney's original E.P.C.O.T film (1966) HD RESTORED SHORT VERSION
That’s it for this month!
If you made it this far, hit reply and tell me what you thought of this newsletter. What did you love? what didn’t you like so much? I read every response 👀
Until next month,
Sam | @thisdickie 👨‍💻
P.S you can check view all my past content in this Notion repo.
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