Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal

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Nicolas Cole is a renowned writer, entrepreneur, and mentor in the Ship 30 for 30 community. With a passion for concise writing, he has become a driving force in helping writers develop their craft and personal brand. Nicolas's best-selling books, entrepreneurial expertise, and dedication to continuous improvement have made him an influential figure in the world of storytelling. In the episode we discuss how you can make money on the internet through online writing, including everything from getting started to building an audience. Enjoy!

(00:00) Intro 
(01:38) Using language to change how people think / how you got into writing 
(20:47) Your journey to online writing
(22:49) How to monetise your writing 
(29:00) How to find your niche  
(34:18) Advice for consistency 
(47:44) Hang around the hoop
(50:12) Practical tips for enjoying the journey 
(54:14) 1 - Ghostwriting 
(59:00) 2 - Copywriting 
(01:16:12) Productising yourself
(01:19:20) Pricing your service 
(01:23:55) 3- Sales copywriting 
(01:32:50) Building an agency 
(01:41:12) 4 - Paid newsletters 
(01:47:13) Moving from 6-figures to 7-figures 
(01:49:48) 5- Writing books 
(01:57:41) Lean writing 
(02:51:07) Blogging advice 
(02:05:20) How to find your platform 
(02:06:55) How to decide what to write 
(02:14:40) What if I don’t have expertise? 
(02:17:05) Identifying your target market


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Ali Abdaal
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What is Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal ?

Dr Ali Abdaal is the world’s most followed productivity expert and author of Feel-Good Productivity, the brand new book that reveals why the secret to productivity isn’t discipline, it’s joy. In his podcast, Deep Dive, Ali sits down with inspiring creators, thinkers, entrepreneurs and high performers to help listeners build lives that they love.

Ali’s cheerful style, positive approach, and well-researched content have made him a trusted voice when it comes to productivity. The internet means that we have access to more knowledge and information than ever before - but it can also be overwhelming. So, Ali and his expert guests focus on simple, scientifically proven, and actionable steps you can take to make real changes in your life.

Ali’s a firm believer that happiness isn’t the result of success - in fact, happiness is the key to success in the first place. Ali made this discovery while working as a doctor in a chaotic hospital ward. In the past, hard work had been the answer to every obstacle in his life. But no amount of hard work was going to combat panic and burnout.

So, Ali dedicated himself to figuring out a new approach to productivity - one that focuses on enjoying the journey and working towards truly meaningful goals. Deep Dive, with its authentic and engaging conversations, will give you all the insights you need to do just that.