Means of Creation

A talk show about the passion economy.

Subscribe
Means of Creation

Packy McCormick on Web3 (how he got sucked in)

Packy McCormick, author of Not Boring, one of the most widely-read analysts in tech. His newsletter now has more than 75k subscribers and he

Sep 28, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Apple is Holding Back the Creator Economy

What happens when a product company tries to run a platform?

May 10, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

Snap’s Spotlight Program Led To a 22% Rise In DAUs

Also: Patreon’s push towards creator equity, SMS platforms for creators, podcast advertising consolidation, and more

Feb 11, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

A New Funnel for Music

Recent news from TikTok, ConvertKit, and Ditto reveal an emerging new funnel for music creators to directly acquire, engage, and monetize fans.

Apr 17, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

News Roundup #9: Parlor Rises To The Top of App Store

Read to the end to learn how a business model changed a company culture

Nov 17, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

How can Creators become successful Angel Investors?

Also: Spotify’s answer to Clubhouse, Cameo’s $1 billion valuation, Substack’s $650 million valuation, and more

Apr 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

LinkedIn Is Launching A Creator Program

Also: Mark Cuban’s plan to take on Clubhouse, Influencer unions, Triller’s latest content strategy, TikTok’s recipe-saving feature, and more

Feb 18, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Facebook’s Foray into Audio

Why are they doing it? And will it work?

7 Apr 27, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

Facebook Pushes Into Newsletters

YouTube revealed $30B in creator payouts and is incentivizing creators to use “Shorts”, an OnlyFans-like platform connecting foodies with chefs, and more

Feb 4, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Understanding How Internet Culture Works, with Taylor Lorenz

And what it means to be a journalist in 2020

Oct 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Can NFTs Be A New Monetisation Model For Creators?

Also: Dispo’s $200 million valuation, MrBeast sells 1 million burgers, Spotify’s latest announcements, and more

Feb 25, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Inside the Longform Content Game at Twitter

“There’s a massive appetite for content that goes beyond 280“ - Head of Longform Content Nick Sallon

1 Jul 20, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Passion Economy News: Casey Newton goes Indie, SignalFire’s Creator Economy Market Map, Newsletter Curation, and More

Plus, using Twitch for journalism, Bella Poarch, and the implications of Penske’s control over Hollywood publications

Sep 29, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

How Crypto Projects Like Loot are Rewriting the Playbook for Building Communities

Mirror’s Patrick Rivera on the convergence of crypto and the creator economy

Sep 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Lessons From Becoming a Top 0.03% OnlyFans Creator, with Aella

And how the best of OnlyFans can be applied to other platforms

Nov 5, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Building a Driver-Owned Alternative to Uber and Lyft

Jason Prado, Head of Product at the Drivers Cooperative, is bridging the gap between labor and capital

Aug 17, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

DAOs Explained

Coordinape co-founder Tracheopteryx on how DAOs function, and what they entail for the future of work

Mar 22, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

The Rise of Fashion NFTs

Dani Loftus on disrupting the trillion dollar global fashion industry

Mar 15, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Sahil Lavingia wants creators to get interest on their interests

Welcome to Means of Creation!Every Friday, Li and Nathan interview a guest in the passion economy — founders, creators and operators who are

Aug 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Means of Creation Community Hangout with Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

A special episode with your Means of Creation hosts

Nov 12, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Playing Games to Earn a Living in the Metaverse

“As a player, you actually earn 2-3x more than an entry-level job” - Gabby Dizon, co-founder of Yield Guild Games

2 Jul 26, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

News Roundup #11: China Restricts Live Streaming & Spotify Testing Stories

Welcome to Issue #11 of the Means of Creation weekly news roundup where we break down the latest news on the passion economy, including the

Dec 1, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Is The United States a Creator-Friendly Country?

European countries have built a robust social and economic safety net for creators. Why not the US?

May 22, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

Understanding The Culture and Commerce Driving NFTs

"I like the idea of culture being more valuable and more people being able to profit from their taste" - Kyle Chayka

Aug 31, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

Identifying The Next Generation of Celebrities, with Blake Robbins

And why David Dobrik may have a bigger impact than David Letterman

Sep 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez