Colin and Samir break down the concept of using NFTs as an entrance into a membership of superfans for a creator
A very comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about NFTs (made by OpenSea)
Ben Laufer shares how, as creators grow, they need to find, hire and manage workers to scale themselves.
Facebook is working on newsletter tools for journalists and writers, according to three people familiar with the company’s plans
Axios scores popularity among social media platform and talks about how social media giants lean into the creator economy
Peter talks about how Twitter will be a full-stack platform that can win in the creator economy.
Angie Wang poses existential questions on which audience Substack should go after.
The space to discover newsletters and gain subscribers. If you're a newsletter creator, please add yours to the list.
Reach.Live enables you to host awesome live virtual events and experiences in a new all in one virtual events platform
Share your expertise, & advice to your fans by answering paid questions and completing videos requests through personalized short videos.
The source for creator economy news and to find out latest creation showcases!
A newsletter for a community of creators looking to scale their projects. The newsletter covers the need to know business, tech and creative news of the week.
Community building practices & guides to help community managers, & community-first founders build healthy networks.
Community building ideas to help turn attendees of online events into a community.
An early-stage fund that invests in community-driven companies.
General Partner at Community Fund, writes about investing in community-driven cos & supporting our underestimated founders and investors
A website to host and share online/IRL events for free with no signup required for guests.
COMBO makes it easy for streamers on Twitch to play games with their viewers, and make money doing it.
Amanda Perelli breaks down the economics of everything and is a phenomenal reporter on the influencer economy
Letterdrop is a newsletter publishing platform. Your brand is always first, your data is yours, monetize via paid memberships or ads. Integrate with creator tools
Marketplace to teach or find online courses about a wide range of subjects.
Lets anyone easily create online courses and coaching services with more ownership and control over an all-in-one platform.
Growth leader Teachable. Writes and tweets insights on the creator economy.
Founder of Teachable, an education platform for online courses and coaching.
Co-founder of Udemy, education thought leader. Founding a company with Wes Kao on cohort-based education.
VC at Lerer Hippeau & Founder at Gen Z VCs. She writes and focuses some of her investments in edtech.
Co-founder of altMBA, thought leader and founder for cohort based education.
VC at LightSpeed Ventures, focused on Edtech / Future of Work, Multicultural and Women’s-focused Consumer Products, Latin America & Immersive Technology
Meagan Loyst writes about 4 edtech trends she's looking out for as a seed stage investor.
Greg Isenberg of Late Checkout talks about the 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 versions of edtech, one which moves from horizontals to verticals, through an unbundling of Udemy.
Video essay channel that explores the intersection of games, art, philosophy, and pop culture.
Writes long-form essays on various gaming topics such as Cloud Gaming and the Metaverse
Investor with deep expertise in gaming. He also writes about strategies behind products in the industry, successful creators and his predictions.
Super in-depth look into understanding the business of the gaming industry from its early days to now
Overview of the challenges that game modders (developers who make and sell enhancements to game) face
Talks about Metaverse, a manifestation of actual reality, but one based in a virtual (often theme park-like) world
Blog, Podcast, Newsletter & Slack Group on gaming news and trends
A newsletter analyzing the business strategy of the gaming industry.
A weekly email focused on the progression of gaming and its impact on culture
Blog that discussed the art & business of making games, covering video game industry news, developer blogs, and features delivered daily
Weekly newsletter that rounds up the latest news in the gaming industry
Events platform that gets you to host delightful events and Zoom experiences.
Digital events platform to host events and sell tickets for everything from cocktail parties to global conferences
Platform for discovering and hosting in real life events (currently virtual during COVID)
Founder of Run the World (an online event platform) who shares insights on how to run engaging online experiences
Benedict Evans covering what's missing in online events today and how we might improve them
Overview of how IRL's (emerging leader in the event space for teens) social calendar works
Predictions on the future of events post-lockdown
Publication platform that lets writers monetize when people read their stories.
Newsletter publishing service that's a non-profit organization building open source technology for journalism
Editorial newsletter tool for writers and publishers. A writer can monetize through subscriptions, ads, sponsorships, affiliate programs and more.
Newsletter service for independent writing where you can subscribe directly to your favorite writers.
Swapstack is a community & platform that helps newsletter writers connect with sponsors and brands.
Tweets and writes about newsletters and newsletter creation. Built NewsletterOS.com, a guide to starting and growing your own newsletter.
Writer of insightful takes on anything and everything online writing, and runs an online course & community called Write of Passage.
David Perell believes writing online is the fastest way to accelerate your career and walks through how to get starteed
Lessons on how Lenny Rachitsky earned 6-figure revenue from his paid newsletter.
Comparison of different paid newsletter options, by Revue
Collection of newsletters based on many different categories. Find a newsletter or publication that caters to your interest.
Easiest way to make a podcast, with a suite of distribution tools to get you started.
Intimate and insightful interviews with authors, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs and other podcasters
An overview of the podcasting market by a16z, including consumption trends and what we can learn from China's podcasting ecosystem
Julian Lehr discusses how wide adoption of Airpods will unlock more innovation in the audio space
User’s guide to starting up and creating a hit success podcast with everything you need to know.
a16z predicts that the audio innovation of the next decade will rival what we’ve seen in video apps over the past few years
Overview on the overall audio landscape from podcasts and more
App that allows streamers to sell items through their videos (like a modern QVC)
An inside look into how Pokimane, one of the most popular Twitch streamers, runs her business
Podcast hosted by Reed Duchscher (talent manager of MrBeast) & Blake Robbins discussing successful video creators
Former product leader at Amazon, Hulu, Flipboard and Oculus breaks down the psychology behind social apps
Connie Chan from a16z discusses video-driven e-commerce as a way to help video creators make more money relative to ad revenue
Connie Chan from a16z breaks down China's Livestreaming ecosystem (2016)
Discusses the evolution of video on the internet, touching on trends such as Live, Social, and Shopping videos
Eugene Wei (Product Leader) discusses how the attributes of TikTok (particularly short form video and its algorithm) led to its success
Overview of TIkTok's rise by Turner Novak, an investor at Gelt
How stories for Snapchat & music-backed videos for Tiktok unlocked unprecedented rates of content creation
Tool that collects all of your community data into one place for insights and actions
Show about ordinary people building extraordinary communities. Hosted by the team at People & Company (including the first community manager of Instagram)
Content, community and courses for building independent income on the internet.
Active Slack community of community managers and builders with over 2000 members
Founder of Ness Labs, writes about metacognition, tools for thought & networked thinking.
Community at IndieHackers. Writes about community building and indie hacking.
"Build In Public" Guy & Program Director of @beondeck No-Code Fellowship. He tweets about maker mindsets, building in public & no-code.
Co-founder of IndieHackers, and writes insightful knowledge about business, creators and hackers everywhere.
Founder of CMX (largest network of community managers), VP of community at Bevy (community platform)
Toby Shorin explains how custom tools help strengthen online communities
The 90-9-1 rule states that 90% of users are consumers/lurkers, 9% are contributors, and 1% are creators. This study found that this ratio may no longer be true.
Market map of tools to help run online communities
3-part series on the opportunity to build product-led communities (authentic communities facilitated through products)
Discusses the shift in consumer social from public feeds to private interest based communities of trust
Overview of opportunities to improve software for communities
Outlines the rise, predictions, trends and examples in paid communities
Guide on how to identify specific communities to build products for, using subreddits as inspiration
Overview on how online communities have changed over the years
Mika Reyes writes about how community works as a business flywheel.
Curated newsletter with news, tools & researches sent out weekly to make your community better. For online creators striving to stay independent.
Daily newsletter with interviews from top community leaders and actionable tips to running a community
Venture firm investing in entrepreneurs building for the passion economy, started by Li Jin.
Founded by Joe Albanese, Stir lets creators see how their multi-SKU-ed businesses are doing at a glance.
Founded by Tiffany Zhong, Zebra IQ / Islands is a company focused on unlocking economic opportunities for creators. Their first product is http://isle.bio
Hugo Amsallam maps the creator economy with 150+ companies all on an Airtable database.
Resource stack of companies that allow people to work on side hustles and earn an income in different ways. Built by Li Jin, Brandon Handoko, Lila Shroff
Li and Nathan unpack this new passion economy in a weekly conversation with guests at the forefront of the future of work.
Discord community of people interested or working in the passion economy. Hosts weekly discussions on the latest news
Website and community for people building online projects that generate sustainable revenue.
Community built by Li for creators building for the passion economy.
Writes about consumer tech. Mostly future of work, new media and tech's social impact.
Curates best sources about passion economy. he also shares insights, trends, fireside chats with notable creators in the passion economy
Writes about the future of work and how we can get more freedom by reframing our daily job.
Writes about attention economy, why companies are being successful at gaining attention and building audience.
Talks about how passion economy is bringing back the nineteenth century's intimacy in local businesses, only in scale.
Writes analytical articles about the latest happenings in tech. The articles cover influencer economy, media companies, etc.
Science communicator, video creator, and entrepreneur, having founded Complexly, Subbable, VidCon, and DFTBA.com.
PM @ Credit Karma, former PM @ Twitch, tweets and writes newsletter content about the creator economy.
Li Jin coined the term Passion Economy. She is a former investor at Andreessen Horowitz, currently at Atelier Ventures and is living her thesis as a creator of Youtube channels, podcasts & more.
Naval writes about how wealth and happiness is created and inspires a class o buiildiers and creators through his writing.
Adam Davidson, award-winning New Yorker staff writer, talks about the evolving trend of the Passion Economy
The first article published that cites the term "Passion Economy", written by Li Jin.
Blake Robbins provides an overviews of the most popular ways creators make money online today from ads to merch
Nathan Baschez evaluates the power of content & media businesses using Hamilton Helmer’s 7 Powers framework
An overview of the current state of the passion economy and the leaders in each category
Discusses the avenues creators have to build wealth (promoting other people's products, selling their own products or investing)
In the participatory economy, the creator is bidirectional because the customer is also a creator.
A discussion on Fandoms and why Zoe believes that they’ll be a dominant force, culturally and commercially, in the next decade.
Peter talks applies Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to creators, describing how creators first need to publish, grow then monetize.
Naval writes about building leverage in your career as a builder, salesperson or creator. "Learn to sell, learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable."
The opportunity to build business tools for creators
Discussion on the potential implication of Joe Rogan's (famous podcaster) deal with Spotify and the opportunity for creators to IPO themselves
Outlines the benefit of enabling more creators online
To be a successful creator, you only need a thousand true fans, as opposed to millions.
A blog with Jesse Walden (former a16z crypto partner) and Blake Robbins (investor at Ludlow Ventures) discussing opportunities for crypto.
A collection of articles written by a16z on the opportunities in consumer social (which includes the passion economy)
An overview on the opportunities for creators to share ownership of economic outcomes with their fans
A take on how the Creator Economy or Passion Economy is defined.
Zoe writes about future of fandom and how creators benefit from them