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The Best Articles in Creator Economy

The most useful articles and videos in Creator Economy from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Creator Economy Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Creator Economy by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. How to come up with good business ideas
  2. I Made $5M Self-Publishing Books Online—Here Are 7 Things I’d Do Differently if I Were Starting From…
  3. This 29-year-old makes $114,000 a month in passive income: ‘4 businesses you can start today for $99…
  4. The Rise of the Internet’s Creative Middle Class
  5. 8 creators reveal their #1 growth hack

Videos

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Creator Economy, including:

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Li Jin

investing @VariantFund, writing http://li.substack.com

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a16z

we invest in software eating the world http://a16z.com/portfolio/ http://a16z.com/podcasts/

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Taylor Lorenz

Technology columnist @washingtonpost | SUBSCRIBE TO MY FREE NEWSLETTER!! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 https://taylorlorenz.substack.com/subscribe

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Starter Story

Discover business ideas that make money and learn how to start them with our real-life case studies

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Newsletter Crew

Tips to help you grow, operate, and monetize your newsletter.

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Creator Economy, including:

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Social Media Today

Helping you make sense of the ever-evolving #SocialMedia and #DigitalMarketing landscape. Signup for our newsletter here: http://dive.pub/SMTtwitter

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a16z

we invest in software eating the world http://a16z.com/portfolio/ http://a16z.com/podcasts/

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Every 📧

We publish smart, thoughtful essays on business and personal development. Our mission is to feed the minds and hearts of the people who build the internet.

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Eater

Where to eat and why it matters in the world's best food cities. Sign up for our newsletter ⬇️

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Starter Story

Discover business ideas that make money and learn how to start them with our real-life case studies

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