Work is changing. The old structures that dominated the 20th century are gradually being replaced by platforms and cultures that have grown up on the internet that aim to help people do what they love for a living. Li and Nathan unpack this new passion economy in a weekly conversation with guests at the forefront of this change.
#19 — Indie Hackers founder Courtland Allen on How to Build a Profitable Online Business
In this episode, Li & Nathan chat with Courtland Allen, founder of Indie Hackers. Indie Hackers is an online community that focuses on entrepreneurs who build profitable internet businesses. They describe themselves as individuals seeking financial independence, creative freedom, and the ability to work on their own schedule.
#18 — Li and Nathan on the future of online education and "Universal Creator Income"
In this special Q&A episode, Li and Nathan talk through the week's passion economy news, and take live questions from the MOC community.
#17 — Aella on being a top 0.08% OnlyFans creator and opportunities for tech in the adult content world
Aella is an OnlyFans creator who is in the top 0.08% of all creators on the platform. Founded in 2016, OnlyFans is a platform that is revolutionizing sex work, allowing creators to sell subscriptions for premium content, as well as earn tips from their fans and charge for pay-per-view messages.
#16 — Joseph Albanese, CEO and co-founder of Stir, on building business tools for creators and collab culture
Joe Albanese is the cofounder and CEO of Stir, a startup that’s building tools to help creators run their businesses. In the new era in which power and influence are shifting from institutions to individuals, Stir is addressing the needs creators have in running their businesses and optimizing their finances.
#15 — Taylor Lorenz on the creator economy, online entrepreneurship, the changing media landscape, & more
Li Jin and Nathan Baschez interview Taylor Lorenz, a technology reporter for the New York Times covering internet culture. Her reporting is consumed avidly by venture capitalists, founders, and anyone curious about how the internet is shaping culture and how humans express themselves.
#14 — Casey Newton, founder of Platformer, on launching Platformer, on the future of journalism and diversity in paid newsletters
Li Jin and Nathan Baschez interview Casey Newton, founder and writer of Platformer News. Casey has been a leading voice in Silicon Valley for over a decade, most recently with The Verge. He recently left to start Platformer, a publication at the intersection of social media platforms and democracy (https://www.platformer.news/).