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    Hungry sharks vs Kieran Drew

    As part of my travels to South Africa last month, I spent several hours at sea among a mob of hungry sharks with nothing but a steel cage and my silent screams to protect me. How was it? Well, let's just say I left the waters a slightly

    What I learned about email marketing after 30,000 subscribers

    It’s crazy to think that 30,000 people might read this email. I want to give you an important lesson about newsletters, but first — thank you for your support. Some of you have been reading for years, some of you, a lot less. Regardless, it means the world to

    January’s Business Breakdown

    Welcome to January’s business breakdown. Each month we take a peak under the hood of my business, discussing: * Freedom (leverage) * Revenue (income and expenses) * Growth (audience and newsletter) Let’s dive in. The Freedom Meter The aim of 2023 was to disconnect my earnings from my time, so I

    9 Lessons I Learned From a Broken Neck, Neurological Tumour, and a 56 Degree Bend in My Spine

    “Kieran, there’s a problem.” I’m sitting with my mum in the cramped, poorly-lit consulting room — rocking the graphic T and terrible haircut only a 16-year-old thinks is cool. My mum smiles at me, grasping my hand under the table. You can tell she’s nervous. She’s lost

    Don’t compare pictures. Compare movies.

    Three years ago, if you told me I’d be a writer with a 200,000-person audience in 2024, I’d have laughed you out of the room. “No chance”, I’d have thought, flipping back open the first book I read on copywriting — Sugarman’s Adweek Copywriting Handbook — as

    Armoury of insights: how to engineer exciting ideas

    Why do you follow a writer? What keeps you coming back for more? Why do you recommend them to friends? I’ve been thinking about these questions a lot recently. Especially with AI and the crazy amount of competition — you can’t afford to be a commodity in today’s

    2023 Annual Review

    2023 marked my second year as an entrepreneur, and what a rollercoaster it’s been. I: • Attracted 100,000 new followers • Hit two 6-figure months • Grossed over $500,000 Today, I want to share with you the five key decisions that impacted my business growth the most. Including killing my

    My podcast appearances

    If you have an (understandable) urge to spend countless hours listening to me drone on about writing and what I'm working on, you're in luck — here's every podcast I've featured on so far. Jay Clouse, Creator Science The Danny Miranda Podcast Hypefury

    How to Go From ‘Just Another Creator’ to Successful Entrepreneur by Writing Online

    I first heard the term ‘Creator Economy’ when a friend sent me Naval Ravikant’s podcast How to Get Rich Without Getting Lucky. As someone who felt trapped in his career, Naval’s ideas shone like a beacon in the fog. “You can go out on the internet,” he explained.

    My Black Friday breakdown

    💡This is an edition of my old newsletter Digital Freedom. It's lightly edited but otherwise untouched. I've kept them on the site to show how the journey has evolved. Welcome to November’s business breakdown. Each month we take a peak under the hood of my

    Results from October’s launch

    💡This is an edition of my old newsletter Digital Freedom. It's lightly edited but otherwise untouched. I've kept them on the site to show how the journey has evolved. Welcome to October’s business breakdown. Each month we take a peak under the hood of my

    17 lessons from 2,000 digital product sales

    💡This is an edition of my old newsletter Digital Freedom. It's lightly edited but otherwise untouched. I've kept them on the site to show how the journey has evolved. Over the past 19 months, I’ve sold over 2,000 copies of digital products. Product 1: