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Welcome to this week's edition of Freelance Fuel, where, as always, we share curated content that can hopefully inspire your business, or be the starting point to get started.

Today we look at if solo really is so last year, how a 1$m (solo) business was built from a Starbucks, questions to help you figure out if it's worth it, the oracle Naval Ravikant, and the solopreneur's business plan.

📚 Quick ask: what is the best book about freelancing/business/productivity you would recommend

Let's get started.

/Jannik from Factofly

🥵 Is solo so last year?

Is solo so last year?

The good people from K-Forum have given the solo life a go a good old-fashioned SWOT machine.

Even if you may have already been at it for some time – and not necessarily work in communications – the article is worth a look.

And the biggest reason for that is that the points here (most of them valid) have moved from the niche to the mainstream. You can benefit from reflecting on whether your niche is still the most profitable, whether you accept the right tasks and whether your positioning in the market needs to be tweaked a little.

We hardly believe that solo is so last year, but it is always healthy to have a nuanced picture of life painted with oneself as the boss.

☕️ $1m business from a Starbucks

Starterstory.com is a collection of cases from solopreneurs and entrepreneurs about how they started and run their business. It's a bit of a goldmine if you need inspiration for your own biks.

The founder, Pat Walls, shares here his story of how he himself started Starter Story and how he has built it to over $1m in annual revenue.

It all started at his local Starbucks, where he made a contract with himself for two hours of dedicated work.

Pat shares many thoughts about how difficult it was for him just to get started, and how imposter syndrome has crept in several times along the way.

☕️ $1m from the local Starbucks

👊 Worth the effort

4 Eye-opening Questions That Will Help You Find Out If Something Is Worth Doing

In the wake of k-forum's analysis of life as a solo freelancer, it's a great opportunity to introduce 4 short, precise questions that help you zoom in on where you spend your time - and whether it's worthwhile.

Is it worth doing?

🤓 Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is one of those kinds of people you cannot come across without starting to think a little deeper about things.

NR's claim to fame comes predominantly as the founder of AngelList, which has made him a central figure among startups and investors.

There are basically four places you can go if he wants to move into your life:

🎬 YouTube: How to get rich  (based on his essay of the same name)
🎙️ Podcast: Joe Rogan's interview with Naval Ravikant
📕 Book: The almanack of Naval Ravikant
🆇 X/Twitter: @Naval

📌 Solopreneur business plan

Solopreneur business plan

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