Creator Crew #37: 🤠Snap, crackle and pop

June 6, 2021

Party people, I'm not sure who needs to hear this but keep going. Keep creating and keep putting in the work. What's right for you is on the way.

Recap: The top clicks in the last send were how TikTok keeps Dua Lipa at the top, Pomp's Bitcoin pizza release, and live audio apps are luring creators with big paydays.

Callout: I recorded this week's Creator Crew TV but the content and quality just wasn't there. In short, I'm rerecording. So, catch the next episode and subscribe here to Creator Crew TV.

Today's Highlights:

  • Everyone will be a creator in 10 years
  • TikTok CEO steps down
  • Snap announces new developer tools
  • In-house
  • Leveraging Empathy To Build & Market Creator Products

Creator Coin Watch

Top Weekly Bitclout Creators

1. elonmusk ~$64,415.03

2. naval ~$44,969.47

3. chamath ~$29,810.86

4. craig ~$29,810.86

5. Da5id ~$29,204.49

6. WhaleSharkdotPro ~$28,880.15

8. balajis ~$24,975.05

7. arianagrande ~$23,010.96

9. dharmann ~$19,427.45

10. jakeudell ~$18,825.45

*BitClout data is taken prior to every newsletter send.
Current BitClout Coin price = $169.58. Up from $154.73 per coin.

Top Weekly Rally Creators

1. PTM Coin ~$42.72

2. Gen.G Strike Coin ~$30.20

3. KSK Honda Chain ~$30.18

4. Allie Coin ~$30.13

5. Kevin Chou Coin ~$23.94

6. QuestCrypto ~$20.89

7. Skot Coin ~$10.93

8. ART Coin ~$9.2

9. TILT Coin ~$9.13

10. Justmakio ~$8.33

*Rally Coin data is taken every prior to newsletter send. Current RLY Coin price = $0.56. Down from $1.027 per coin.

Talking Creators

Everyone Will Be A Creator In 10 Years

The creator economy is known for touching on multiple areas (e.g. crypto and the future of work). In a sitdown with The Information, Li Jin echoes a sentiment that's becoming more common by the day. In the future, everyone will be a creator.

How To Dominate On YouTube By Learning From Traditional TV

Traditional TV is on the decline but that doesn't mean there aren't lessons that can be leveraged to dominate YouTube. Competition is guaranteed to increase on YouTube; however, where that competition will emerge is yet to be known. Specifically, will YouTube become dominated by traditional media entities or will solo creators beat them at their own game?

More On Creators

Talking Social & Platforms

TikTok CEO Zhang Yiming Steps Down

After shifts in TikTok's leadership earlier this month, current CEO and co-founder Zhang Yiming announces he's stepping down.

In his own words: "The truth is, I lack some of the skills that make an ideal manager. I'm more interested in analyzing organizational and market principles, and leveraging these theories to further reduce management work, rather than actually managing people,".

In the words of The Information, Zhang is stepping down due to pressure from China's government.

Snap Announces New Partnerships & Developer Tools

Snap is bullish on its role in the future of the creator economy. During Snap's partnership summit, the company made a number of announcements by revealing they've grown to 500MAU, the release of new AR glasses, and new developer tools and partnerships.

Notable callouts:

  • Map layers
  • Snap kit partnerships with Disney and Bumble
  • Games and minis
  • Improved Bitmoji capabilities

More On Platforms

In-house (original essays, thoughts and content)

For over a year I've written a weekly newsletter. In that time, I added another weekly send (two emails a week), a weekly essay, and a new YouTube video every week. The consistency and increase in content, led to more followers, more email subscribers, and connecting with others in the creator economy space. If you’re a frequent reader of my content you know that 99% of it is focused on founders and operators in the creator economy; however, this “piece" is a different speed. I want to write more about my experience as a creator and my conversations with other creators. This is the first step in that direction as I highlight the cost of being a creator. Specifically, the positive and negative costs when choosing to become a creator

The Cost of Being a Creator


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