What do you think will be the most impactful trends for the creator economy in 2022?

Fajar Siddiq
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I saw Remote Work, Web3, No-code, Community & Content creation is growing currently. What app or software will be helpful for makers to earn money for their side-hustle in the creator's economy?

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Rishi Mohan
Maker, designer, developer
I'm up for seeing more tools and apps being created with JAMstack, since there's no entry barrier for devs to get started, Vercel, Netlify, Supabase, Next.js, Nuxt, Svelte etc. have made it easier. It was never this easy to build something :)
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Joshua Dance
Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
@qaplen I agree, but disagree with the word 'no entry barrier'. The entry barrier is learning to program and learning to use those tools. Much easier than spinning up your own servers, etc, but learning to code is still a large task for a lot of people.
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Rishi Mohan
Maker, designer, developer
@joshdance Yeah you're right, it still means learning the tech but if you know it there's literally zero reasons you cannot get started with building something awesome. You can build and scale an app to a decent users for free at this point of time. Haven't been in no-code side so not sure how's the grass on that side :)
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@qaplen 💯 yes, if we can build it with low-code/no-code and better tutorials, ready made templates that is ready to be a product like SaaS will be good!
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Farokh Shahabi
Co-founder & CEO at Formaloo
I think the rise of no-code developers will be big and no-code platforms especially the ones with collaboration, like Notion (New doc), Formaloo (New database), Miro (New Powerpoint) & Airtable (New Excel) will be the center of attention
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Blake Rouse
Co-Founder @ AnyoneAI
@farokh_shahabi The rising Gen Z no-code entrepreneurs will be a large industry. There will be a lot of open APIs integrating with no-code solutions here soon
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Sagar
Making 12 Products in 12 Months
@farokh_shahabi Totally agree with you on this - rise of no-coders :)
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@farokh_shahabi I hope there will be more open source no-code tools.
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Farokh Shahabi
Co-founder & CEO at Formaloo
@fajarsiddiq Me too! Also more open platforms that everyone can add cool stuff to them.
Farokh Shahabi
Co-founder & CEO at Formaloo
@cblakerouse Yeah agree
Lisa Dziuba
Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
We will see more and more community-driven companies and focus from big companies on community, as well more open SDKs/APIs/development ecosystem to empower makers to create something with tools. Think of Figma plugin ecosystem
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Sagar
Making 12 Products in 12 Months
@lisadziuba communities are killing it these days and will be the future of companies :)
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@lisadziuba Yes AGREE! Figma Plugin Ecosystem 💯
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Pablo Palmitas
Privacy forever. ZERO ID is out🚀
I think whatever it is, it will definitely be impacted by the pandemic and the negative effects it has on the economies worldwide
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@pablo_palmitas Yes, what will be for the eco-system in digital space?
Joshua Dance
Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Increased focus on building and sustaining communities.
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@joshdance What tool you recommend to improve focus on building & communities?
Joshua Dance
Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
@fajarsiddiq Discord is a natural choice for many but it is not easy to use. And the thread interace is terrible. FB Groups is still a good choice when starting. The fact that there is not a go-to tool speaks to the opportunity in the market, but also the unique needs of different communities.
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Hugh Dawkins
Notion ambassador🧑🏽‍💻
I keep reading and hearing about the trend to start small (this is not new but gaining a lot of traction off the back of the book the - The Minimalist Entrepreneur - that was released this year). I'm excited to see where it heads but the trend is calling for makers to start as small as possible by bringing value through a niche or curated product. This combined with common Lean Startup Methods, I think we'll see a boom of makers producing micro-goods/services that deliver a ton of value! Gumroad as a platform is positioned very well to serve this market and trend. Just my two cents!
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Sagar
Making 12 Products in 12 Months
@hugh_dawkins The Minimialist Entrepreneur book is awesome & starting sustainable business is the best way to start up!!
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@hugh_dawkins Love that book! yes market and trend by Gumroad is 💯
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Trey Chong
Co-founder of InstantLogoDesign.com
One of the trends creators must not ignore is AI and machine learning, we are already using that on InstantLogo for logo design, it's working quite well. on the lower design requirement.
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@treychong Looking good, will there be something like a plugin to work around Figma?
Yusuke Nishijima
@ProductHunt Ambassador
Admobs
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@yusuke2424 is there example of this use case people use Admobs and on how to earn money with this? Currently looking at: https://admob.google.com/home/
Aditya Sher
Web3 Nerd | Prev: Product @leap.club
I feel it will be DAO's in one way or the other, get paid based on initiative you take and value your provide instead of hours you put in. Freelancing but better!
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Sagar
Making 12 Products in 12 Months
@aditya_sher Totally agree with you!! Have started volunteering with a DAO, not paid yet, but really like the governance structure & community part of it :)
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@aditya_sher Any links more info about DAO and what it can do with it? like an article on how to use it?
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Aditya Sher
Web3 Nerd | Prev: Product @leap.club
@fajarsiddiq this might help get started: https://consensys.net/blog/block... IMO We will see an increase in art/ agency based DAOs where a random group of people just come, pick up stuff from a to do, get paid for the value of work and go back to rest and come back whenever they feel like, no pressure
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@aditya_sher Too complicated, i'm out
Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen
Entrepreneur
@fajarsiddiq @aditya_sher - very interesting.
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Komal Narwani
Give me a tough problem to solve 💫
Tools that encourage connectivity between disparate sources of data, we made a tool for every job to be done, I believe we'll be seeing more tools on how to aggregate jobs to be done.
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@komalnarwani Yes! this is good too, so work gets done better
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Graeme
Making Prototypr.io and Letter 💌
privacy first, accessibility first, decentralised platforms ✨
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@graeme_fulton yes! definitely it is. This is what i like
BobbY ShadoW
BobTeC RemotE PC RepaiR ScaN 👊🏽
Twitch and Twitter Spaces . . .
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
David Babins
Niche businesses, marketing etc...
Food for thought, might be helpful... :) ​​What is the creator economy? Influencer tools and trends According to Mediakix, the current influencer marketing TAM is ~$8bn and it's expected to grow to $15bn by 2022, making it one of the fastest-growing business ...​ https://signalfire.com/blog/crea... All the best, David
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@david_babins Thanks for sharing David! Agree! I'm doing this too! · Advertising revenue shares · Sponsored content · Product placement · Tipping · Paid subscriptions · Digital content sales · Merchandise · Shout-outs · Live and virtual events · VIP meetups · Fan clubs I also love this article to read: https://future.a16z.com/passion-...
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WJ
Music. Pictures. Words.
@david_babins @fajarsiddiq thanks for sharing.
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Jerome Tse
Launching Today 🎉 Co-founder of Jupitrr
It seems that most of the replies focus on no code and web3. I still think there is a really large untapped space for content creation. Especially audio and quick content. Audio content --> trends like Clubhouse + Spotify focusing on podcast Quick content --> YouTube Shorts/ TikTok If there is a way to combine both it would be awesome, i.e. bite-sized audio content. This gives quick dopamine to content consumer + a more effective way to unds information. It is also a good way for content creator to focus on making quality content too.
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@tsejerome yes, shorts, tiktok, reels (monetize) - live gifts as well. Collecting tip from clubhouse, twitter as well. Thanks for sharing this!
Mitchell Orme
🏅 Thankyou 4 supporting Upflowy to #1🏅
I think that we're about to see a low-cost VR headset that will make the Metaverse far more accessible. As great as the Occulus Quest 2 is fantastic, many people will be put off by the pricetag. Once the Metaverse is properly mainstream, we will have a new playground to play in, and all sorts of trends will appear!
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@mitchell_orme this is exciting! would love to get a low cost VR headset
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Alex Papageorge
💡... 💻 ... 🚀🚀 ... 😃 🔁
Web3. I feel no code was 2020/2021, but recently it's been all about Web3. + Web3 allows for makers of all sorts, including video game play to earn 🎮
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@alex_papageorge Have you earn any money or found something you like by doing that?
Alex Papageorge
💡... 💻 ... 🚀🚀 ... 😃 🔁
@fajarsiddiq Absoluty. Big fan of axie (although I think it was just a first time mover), but mostly sandbox. I'm exited for Bloktopia though.
Kamal Kannan
Founder, SocialPrf.io
I think No Code is only getting started and can truly revolutionise how businesses and jobs are created.
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@kamskans Indeed, is been on going
Lisa Dziuba
Maker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄
Btw, I'm writing an article on the same topic right now :) but more with no-code focus
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@lisadziuba that will be great ;) you can include me too haha. Keep focusing!
Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
I think AI writing assistance will be the most impactful trend for the creator economy in 2022.
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@shashcoffe yes tons of AI i've seen too. Another thing, will it help to get more leads, growing in newsletter & show results on google? ✍️ Best copywriting AI tools https://www.copy.ai/ https://copysmith.ai/ https://headlime.com/ https://copykat.agency/ https://writesonic.com/ https://snazzy.ai/ https://www.jarvis.ai/ https://www.peppertype.ai/ https://www.markcopy.ai/ https://chewyai.com/ https://nichesss.com/
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Alexey Shashkov
Inspired product maker
@fajarsiddiq Fajar, who knows? Let’s see=)
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Ira GI
Technology girl, software development
Full-Funnel Business Outcomes Long-Term Creator Relationships Data-Driven Strategy & Advanced Measurement ‍Social Commerce TikTok
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Fajar Siddiq
Serial Entrepreneur, Singapore
@ira_gi Agree 💯 I'm aware of this as well. I'm on it. I hope integration comes easier to setup for business owners and creators.