David Kadavy

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

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24 things I learned self publishing 3 books in only 6 months

August 16, 2019

This post was originally published on The Writing Cooperative on June 5, 2018. Hear an author-read podcast version.

After I published my first book, it took six years before I published my second book. Today, only six months after publishing my second book, I’m publishing my fourth book. keep on reading »

ActiveCampaign Review 2019: The good, the bad, the UGLY!

February 21, 2019

activecampaign reviewAfter years of research, several years ago I switched from MailChimp to ActiveCampaign. Why do I love ActiveCampaign so much? I’ve already done my MailChimp vs. ActiveCampaign comparison. Now it’s time to do an ActiveCampaign review. keep on reading »

AWeber Review 2019 (and Comparison vs Alternatives)

May 15, 2018

aweber review logoYou’re choosing your email marketing platform, and you’re considering AWeber. In this AWeber review, I’ll help you decide if AWeber is right for you and your business. I’ll also compare AWeber with some alternative email marketing platforms, specifically, ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, and MailChimp. keep on reading »

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. keep on reading »

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 fact, you can get the Audible version for free if you’re a new customer.

 

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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Why I didn’t join a podcast network

March 28, 2017

If you enjoy the sensation of being punched in the stomach repeatedly, start a podcast. You put in a dozen hours to produce an hour of audio (or several weeks to produce twenty minutes), and you’ll probably never know if you did a good job. So, when you get a chance to join a podcast network, it’s very enticing. They’ll promote your show, they’ll sell your ad space, and you can concentrate on making a better show. keep on reading »

ConvertKit vs ActiveCampaign: A comparison & review

February 15, 2017

Choosing the right email marketing platform is critical if you’re running an online business. There’s nothing I spend more money on in my business than sending emails. (There’s also nothing that makes me more money than sending emails.) So I thought I’d do a review comparing ConvertKit vs ActiveCampaign. keep on reading »

What I learned about productivity while reinventing Google Calendar

January 23, 2017

You may have noticed that Google Calendar has been adding new features lately. You can find time for your goals, and set reminders, for example.

I played a very small part in these features, but I learned a lot about my own productivity in the process.

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ActiveCampaign vs MailChimp: Why I switched (a comparison review)

May 25, 2016

About 10 months ago, after five years with MailChimp, I switched to ActiveCampaign for my Email Service Provider for most of my emails. The whole migration took me about three months, and I researched ESPs for at least a few years before finally making the switch. Hopefully this record of my thought process comparing ActiveCampaign vs MailChimp (and Drip, ConvertKit, AWeber (check out my AWeber review), and Infusionsoft) will be helpful for others trying to decide on an email marketing platform. keep on reading »

This $19 portable word processor is a writer’s secret weapon

June 23, 2015

UPDATE (8/31/2015): I loved the form factor so much, I upgraded to an Alphasmart NEO, which has a much nicer keyboard feel, and (regrettably) displays slightly more type 😉

Technology has made a lot of things about writing easier. You can save little scraps of information in Evernote, write and edit with ease, and you don’t have to go to the library to do research. keep on reading »

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