David Kadavy

David Kadavy is bestselling author of The Heart to Start & Design for Hackers, & host of Love Your Work

How to write a book: Even if you don’t know what to write about

March 07, 2018

I never thought I’d write one book, let alone two. I’m not one of those authors who spent his entire childhood loving to write. I became a writer by accident. If you’re wondering how to write a book, the following is what I would suggest. keep on reading »

White House Innovation Advisor Turned Sane “Prepper,” John Ramey – Love Your Work, Episode 115

March 05, 2018

john ramey

John Ramey (@jpramey) found success as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. He dropped out of college with only one semester left, moved to Silicon Valley, and built a successful startup.

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Eight Mantras for Getting Writing Done – Love Your Work, Episode 114

February 26, 2018

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Getting writing done is a battle with your mind. If you’re a perfectionist, it can be a very tough battle.

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January 2018 Income Report

February 19, 2018

For the first time ever, I’m publishing an income report. I’m not sure if I’ll keep doing these, but I thought I’d try it at least once, for various reasons. keep on reading »

6-Figure Self-Publishing: Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn – Love Your Work, Episode 113

February 19, 2018

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Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn) is one of the leaders in helping self-published, or I should say “indie” authors, find their way. She has been self-publishing since 2009. She’s written 27 books under 3 different pen names, and she earns a multi-six-figure income.

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Never Stop Learning: The Skills of Self-Publishing – Love Your Work, Episode 112

February 12, 2018

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As regular listeners know, I recently self-published for the first time. I traditionally-published my first book, Design for Hackers, and I had a good experience. I liked having the extra support for getting my book laid out and printed, and onto shelves around the world, and as a first-time author, I really needed the vote of confidence and accountability of a publishing contract.

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Jordan Harbinger of The Art of Charm – Love Your Work, Episode 111

February 05, 2018

jordan harbinger podcast interviewJordan Harbinger (@jordanharbinger) started out as a lawyer, but made a big change. You heard about another lawyer who made a career change, Jodi Ettenberg, back on episode 23. Jodi became a food and travel writer.

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A writer’s guide to making money on the STEEM blockchain – for beginners

January 30, 2018

[UPDATE: June 4, 2018] Due to popular demand, this blog post – slightly updated and expanded – is now available in book form! You can find it on Amazon in Kindle, paperback, and Audible formats.

 

In today’s media climate of collecting and selling eyeballs with “rage porn” and fake news, there aren’t a lot of ways to make a living doing thoughtful writing. Books are the most honest exchange of money-for-words there could be, but in the months or years between releasing my books, I personally have found myself waiting for a payday. Then, I discovered STEEM, the cryptocurrency that powers the Reddit-like social network, Steemit.
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Making Money on STEEM and Steemit: A Beginner’s Guide to Earning Cryptocurrency on the Blockchain – Love Your Work, Episode 110

January 29, 2018

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Something that has been on the top of my mind the past few years is how creators can make an honest living from their work. You heard me talk with Hooked author Nir Eyal back on episode 21 about how technology is fragmenting attention, for example. These economics incentivize creators to be outlandish or even dishonest.

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Listen to The Heart to Start audiobook free on Audible

January 24, 2018

The The Heart to Start audiobook on Audibleaudiobook version of The Heart to Start is now available on Audible! keep on reading »

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