When Li Jin (@ljin18) was young, she dreamed of going to school to pursue her passion in the arts. Instead she settled for little old Harvard, because common wisdom said there was no money in the passions. Today, the world has changed. The passion economy is stronger than ever, and Li is its patron saint. People are making millions of dollars on passion economy platforms like Shopify, Etsy, Teachable, TikTok, and Substack. And founders are creating millions of jobs by creating these platforms to empower other people. In this episode, Li and I discuss how she's indie hacking in the passion economy space despite being a venture capitalist; power-law distributions and their role in wealth inequality; and her massive ambition to expand the middle class.
- Sign up for Li's course on the creator economy: https://www.CreatorEconomyCourse.com
- Email Li about raising money for your passion economy startup: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow Li on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ljin18
- Side Hustle Stack, Li's platform of passion economy platforms: https://www.sidehustlestack.co
- Follow Side Hustle Stack on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sidehustlestack
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