This Saturday’s dose to become smarter in 5 minutes:
Productivity/Growth Insight: Transform Your Photos into Stunning Art
Side Hustle Idea: Launch Your Own Clothing Empire
What’s Up with Biz-Tech: Office AI, LinkedIn Levels Up, Bitcoin Curiosity
Tools to Unlock Your Peak Potential
Growth Case Study: From Backyard Dreamer to Gaming Tycoon
The Actionable Productivity / Growth Insight 🖥️
Transform Your Photos into Stunning Art!
ChatGPT's latest update makes it possible to upload any image (of any type) without specifying what the subject is and generate another variation.
Here's an example from a user (ldjconfirmed) who uploaded a realistic capybara photo and turned into a cool animated variant.
You can do something like this too in 3 quick steps:
Upload Your Fav Pic: Got a cool photo? Maybe your headshot or a selfie? Upload it!
Dream Up a Style: Tell ChatGPT to morph your photo into a different style. Think: your cat as a cartoon or your house as a watercolor.
Fine-Tune: Chat away to make little tweaks. We'll fine-tune it till you’re grinning!
So go ahead and start transforming your photos!
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Launch Your Own Clothing Empire with Zero Upfront Cost!
Alex Eubank rakes in a cool $175K monthly from Elysium, his fitness clothing line. But guess what? You can replicate that even without a social media army.
Piggyback on the reach of influencers.
🔧 Your E-commerce Toolkit: Shopify + Printful: Next, set up your virtual storefront. Head to Shopify, snag the Printful app, and like magic, you’re in business. They handle everything—printing, shipping, the works. Your task? Just bring your creative A-game.
🎨 AI-Powered Creativity on Demand: But what about designs? If you're not an artist, no sweat. Canva’s AI is your secret design studio. Find t-shirt templates that vibe with Elysium’s aesthetic or tweak them to make them your own. No design skills? No worries!
🚀 Market Like a Pro: Use Facebook Ads & Google Ads. They're easy to master and can target your dream customers like a heat-seeking missile.
💡 Ready, Set, Sell: And that’s it. You’re set to launch. Start selling.
What’s Up with Future Tech? 🌐
💼 Office AI: Microsoft’s Copilot 365 assistant brings AI to your desk to boost productivity.
👐 LinkedIn Levels Up: With 1B users, LinkedIn uses AI to coach job seekers to their dream role.
🤖 AI Fever: Collins Dictionary names AI as 2022’s word of the year amid hype explosion.
📈 Bitcoin Curiosity: Wikipedia visits for Bitcoin hit 16-month high as interest rebounds.
Tools to Unlock Your Peak Potential 🛠️
🚀 Quicktask: Boost your productivity! AI-driven text highlights, quick summaries, and next-level automation.
🎬 Motionshift: Dive into 2D & 3D video brilliance - no design genius required!
🚨 Sturdy AI: Don’t miss out! Alerts for customer snags, product blind spots, and sneaky revenue risks.
💬 Bloc: Convert data to chatty AI! Spark conversations in minutes with a power-packed chat assistant.
From Backyard Dreamer to Gaming Tycoon
Back in 2001, a Cambridge university graduate named Andrew Gower had an idea - to create an online game that was accessible, engaging & fun.
That idea manifested into Runescape, a fantasy massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) that took the online gaming world by storm.
So what made Runescape so special?
For starters, it was one of the first browser-based MMORPGs, allowing players to play without having to download any software. The game was praised for its vast world, quests, skills system and player interaction.
But the real USP was its accessibility - Runescape could run on virtually any computer and internet connection. This opened the doors for casual gamers worldwide to explore MMORPGs.
Word of mouth among students and teens
Continuous improvements to gameplay and content
Transition to free-to-play model
Mobile version opened the game to other demographics
Runescape became the largest free MMORPG globally with over 200 Mn+ users. Revenues came from memberships which unlocked more content.
Identify an underserved niche and build an accessible product for them
Retain users through regular fresh content and features
Monetize through freemium model
Expand to unexplored platforms like mobile
Through his unwavering commitment to accessibility and constant innovation, Andrew Gower created one of the most profitable online games ever.
RuneScape, with its 245 Mn + adventurers — triple the size of Britain’s population has raked in a cool $1B+ revenue till date.
Andrew? He's sitting pretty with a net worth of $680 Mn.
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