- Revenue generating ideas
- Strategies to increase your skills
- Set a path for a Web3 job
- Systems to build a high value network
But first, why should you learn all this in the first place?
Because everyone else will.
Think of it as having a "first mover" advantage.
You might not have been early to Bitcoin or Ethereum, but there aren't many people optimizing these strategies.
So here's how to begin:
Step 1: Find time to start writing
Writing is one of the best ways to express yourself.
Do it on an open social media platform like Twitter.
You can grow an audience from writing about what interests you.
Don't be tied down to one category.
Usually, this is the single biggest mistake people make.
Write about whatever interests you..
Even if you don't grow an audience, it's a great way to keep track of your thoughts.
As an example, here's how I use Twitter:
What do I dedicate my time to?
Well, I enjoy sharing my findings on Web3, startups, creating content and online business.
As you can see, I explore my interests.
That's why writing a thread like this - doesn't even feel like work.
Here's how you can begin
I'd ask you first: What have you been working on in the last 3 years?
Using what you know, are you able to teach someone something new?
Identify your "specific knowledge" (h/t@naval). Then start writing about it.
Step 2: Learn tangible skills
Tangible skills are skills evident to employers during a hiring process.
When mass hiring begins again (in the bull market) - you want to stand out from the crowd.
Here's how to approach this:
Pick ONE skill that you've been trying to improve for years.
But how exactly do you know what's most valuable?
Jot down as many roles you can see yourself doing in the future e.g developer, marketer.
What "common" skill would be the most useful.
Narrow it down to one tangible skill e.g coding in
Spend the first 10 hours thinking about how you can learn it efficiently:
Gather a comprehensive list of resources.
The resources should include how to go from 0-100 in coding, for example.
Here's the next step:
You now have a list of resources, but in no specific order.
Begin to order them from 1 to ...n.
Dedicate time to working through these resources.
Two tangible skills I'm improving on is on-chain analytics and tokenomics.
If your interested in these, I've saved you some time:
For on-chain analytics - here's where I got started: @VirtualKenji
writes a great thread full of resources.
For tokenomics, here's where I got started: @packyM
crowdsourced an exceptional guide.
Some final tips:
Prove your value with evidence.
It's worth purchasing a certificate or a license for $.
It's useful to your future employer.
They would choose an employee who can prove their skills with evidence, over one who can't.
Step 3: Consider a start-up
If you don't see yourself as an employee - then be an entrepreneur.
Anyone can create a company that solves a problem.
Especially if you are under 30, I would recommend giving this serious thought.
The benefits of being younger:
You have less dependancies- you aren't as likely to have a mortgage or lots of debt.
You have more time to fail and pick yourself up.
Going bankrupt at 25 is better than going bankrupt at 40.
It suits you to take risks early
Entrepreneur vs Employee
I will be releasing a playbook for successful start-ups in the future.
It is one of the most lucrative opportunities- if you are able to sacrifice your time.
But if you'd rather the safety that comes with being an employee.
Here's some opportunities:
@Thedefiedge has a great job board for Web3 and crypto.
Companies can advertise available positions.
You can also apply for work there, based on your talents.
The DeFi Edge
I'm curating the best jobs in the DeFi and Crypto space. Whether you are an experienced industry veteran or a recent college grad, you'll find unique open roles at a variety of funds, protocols, and companies here. Website: www.thedefiedge.com Twitter: twitter.com/thedefiedge
@Darrenlautf the creator of The Daily Bear (Ape) also has a cool job board. Even in the midst of the bear market, companies and DAO's haven't stopped hiring here.
Daily Ape HR
Job Board for the liquidated apes DM @darrenlautf for me to add your job opps Fill in the template and send it to me!
Step 4: Build valuable relationships
Find the right people to work with.
As @Naval put, build something long term with long term people.
I value my individual connection with everyone.
That is why I always will try to respond to my DMs - even if they do get crowded.
So - my social relationships have only strengthened.
But what if you haven't built valuable connections yet.
Here's how I would approach this:
I would use the "bible of networking".
@SahilBloom writes an amazing guide on how to cold email. Apply these principles to a simple Twitter DM or in LinkedIn, and you'll get far.