For those new to the community, welcome!
We’re a supportive micro-community for ambitious remote workers and anyone continuously building and iterating their careers.
I round up remote roles, many of which you won’t see on AngelList or other remote job boards.
Ultimately, though, as I’ve said in the past, most people aren’t going to find a job via a job board. But, I see an opportunity to build an engaged community that first starts from these job round ups.
This newsletter is the early stages of a career platform dedicated to remote workers and anyone interested in finding more time to build things, learn things, and connect with others to build and learn things.
This gets me back to being a micro-community. If you’re a career platform that’s raised venture capital, you need to make your platform as large as you possibly can. But, my vision for this community is that at some point I’ll be able to cap the number of people that are signed up and ruthlessly focus on providing value to our members.
For now, this is all a bit of an experiment. So, I appreciate you being here as I figure things out.
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❶ Networking as a Group
Networking is hard. Working remotely adds an additional layer of difficulty to building and nurturing connections.
To try and create some accountability and help you develop the habit of networking, I’m going to be testing out 30-days of networking.
The goal is to reach out to someone in your network everyday for a month. I’ll create a Slack thread dedicated to this experiment. Everyday, you can post who you connected with and see who others in the channel connected with.
For one, there'll be some group accountability that'll give people the push needed to network. But I'm also imagining that there'll be natural synergies that come up ("oh cool, you know X from Y company, I'd love an intro.) and also the ability to put out general requests for who others might consider networking with ("If anyone knows someone at X, I love what their doing and would really love an intro to someone, especially on the Y team.")
A few months back, I was testing out matching people together for community for 1-on-1s based what I knew about them and who I thought they’d be interested in connecting with.
Talking to members recently, there’s been positive feedback for these 1-on-1s.
I want to open this idea up and try it with everyone in the community.
If you’re interested in a connecting with someone in the community for a 1-on-1 conversation, drop a couple lines about yourself in this form.
Open to all.
Note: no need to submit if you’ve previously given me a short bio.
❸ Supporting Makers
Ok, so if you’ve been signed up to the newsletter for a while, you know that I’ve experimented with securing a sponsor and using the funds from the sponsorship to support one person in the community building a side project. (You can check out the first sponsorship here and details on the selected project here).
This is something that I want to get back to but finding sponsors has been a time consuming process. I’ve been in touch recently with a few prospective sponsors and hope to land something by the next time you receive a newsletter from me.
In the meantime, an additional way that this community can support people building side projects is by taking the funds from an affiliate program and putting those funds towards their project.
So, I’m going to test out referring products to this community that I think are good. If you like the product that I refer and you purchase it, the referral funds will get put towards one person in the community building a side project.
First product, Fathom Analytics. Fathom is a privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics. It’s not something that I’ve personally tested out yet, but it’s created by Paul Jarvis, an indiemaker with an approach to growth and building that I’ve mentioned in the past. If you’re interested in giving Fathom Analytics a look, use this referral link.
I don’t have high expectations for this, but I’ll update a doc regularly with a screenshot of the referral stats, for full transparency.
Got a project that you’d like to submit? You can fill out this form.
Note: if you’ve filled out a form in the past, you’re all set, unless you’ve got a new project or you want to make some tweaks.
Also: if you can help connect the newsletter to a sponsor or if you or your company would like to sponsor the newsletter, email me.
Lots of interesting companies that are hiring with roles that aren’t posted elsewhere. This Product Designer role, for example.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman has come up a few times recently. It’s a must read, if you haven’t already. I want to test something out. For everyone that refers one person who signs up to the free version of the newsletter, you’ll be entered to get a copy of the book. Between now and the next newsletter, I’ll be personally be in touch with everyone that signs up to the newsletter to see what types of roles they’re looking for and where they learned about the newsletter. Pretty simple. I’ll pick one person before the next newsletter and send you copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow.
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