Buy Me Coffee™ adds (good) friction back to social networks by providing a personal paywall for anyone. We believe that what we are getting for “free” on social media now is far from what we should be getting. Buy Me Coffee is open (and free) for anyone to create content, but to “follow” someone means to donate a token amount per year. By adding a cost for users, we’re attempting to pull people away from the poison of advertising-backed social media platforms. With a smaller set of followers, it’s easier to cut through the noise and pay closer attention to the people willing to “buy you coffee.” We hope to attract enough people who are tired of the Internet of More, and want the Internet of Great.
Buymecoffee.co is not for everyone, but that’s entirely the point.
Whenever I catch up with aspiring entrepreneurs, I find myself repeating the same advice over and over. That advice is to stop with the mental masturbation, and just start on whatever idea they’ve been thinking about. Even just the smallest next step they can think off. It doesn’t really matter which one—just do it NOW. […]
Hours before we formally launch our first product, I am inspired to write about one of the most obvious lessons I’ve had with the many projects Motley Works is currently undertaking. That lesson is, when doing new things, go through a full cycle with a small project, before getting too deep with other similar projects. […]
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki If I were to encapsulate my experience as an entrepreneur so far I would use the words, “I don’t know what I’m doing!” “I don’t know what I am doing” is both an accurate description of my […]