In the Passion Economy, there’s nothing more valuable to creators than their community – the one they cater to, harness, and monetize. But as more people aim to live off their passion, there’s also a need for communities OF creators. Type House is the latest example. /thread 👇
Creating – creating anything, really – can feel like a solitary endeavour. You’re putting yourself out there, creating content/products for others, collecting feedback (the good and the bad), iterating. When audience growth feels too slow, it can be hard to keep at it.
That’s why having a support group to lean on in times of doubt is so important. It’s the best possible place to throw ideas, get feedback on your work, and learn from others. “Junior” creators benefit from the learnings of more experience ones.
Creator communities are also the best way to find future collaborators. All you need to do is ping other like-minded members. One day, @sidharthajha pingged @brettbivens. This led to the piece below 👇
Type House is 40-writer strong, with some of the most visible writers today. But it still seems pretty informal: an invite-only peer group, not a company – yet? It’s also writing-focused, as the name clearly suggests
Meanwhile actual companies are emerging to support more early-stage creators. They offer peer support, mentorship, and tools Some I’ve come across: @Mat_Sherman’s @fabritravels’ @durandchabert’s
These communities will focus on different benefits. @joinairparty offers “hand curated resources for you next passion digital product” and seems big on fireside chats. @joinGigLoft is taking a product-driven approach with analytics tools – starting with newsletters