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📅 [NOV 15, 2021]

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For real?

Miami Mayor, Francis Suarez is about to drop a bitcoin yield as a dividend directly to its residents. This will make Miami the first city in America to airdrop currency.

But why would the mayor decide to do this?

Here’s Suarez’s thought process behind the move:

“I do see very quickly a world where the Satoshi System is what is used to make payments. We need for people to understand that … yes, we want you to hold bitcoin but we also want to increase the utility of bitcoin.”

In this week’s issue:

  • How Followchain scaled from 0 to 1M Unique Visitors in 7 Months
  • China’s Singles Day Sales Are Turning Heads
  • Did You Miss Our Crypto Workshop? Here’s The Recap
  • Digital Marketing Highlights You Should Know About

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How Hrishikesh Grew Flexiple Company From 0 to $2 Million in Revenue & 400k/Month Organic Traffic.

How Hrishikesh Grew Flexiple Company From 0 to $2 Million in Revenue & 400k/Month Organic Traffic.

Another day and another legend was born.🔥

Hrishikesh Pardeshi has started “My Startup” some time ago and has now scaled with his startup from $0 to $2M in revenue and 400k visits per month in organic traffic.

If you haven’t noticed by now🤔

Last week, we went over how Lim How Wei built and scaled his website to 1 million unique visitors and generated $20k monthly. 

If you liked last weeks email

You will love this read.🥰

Today, we will go over three critical SEO marketing lessons on how Hrishikesh grew his startup from 0 to 400k visits per month in organic traffic.

🌊So, let’s dive into this.🌊

Just like everybody else, when you first start with SEO, always keep in mind that there is no such thing as a magic pill to grow your organic traffic to your website overnight.

It takes at least 3-6 months⏳ before you can see some results from your website.

Secondly, if you’re starting your startup, always focus on SEO from day one, even though you don’t have any product yet. ⚔

Third, when it comes to boosting your website’s authority:

There are several ways to get high-quality backlinks from your website to increase your website’s authority.

💪The higher your website authority, the greater chance you have of ranking higher.💪

For example:

  • Research opportunities🔍 – create a list of high authority websites that offer a guest posting opportunity and reach out to the editor or the business owner to gain some quality backlink to your website.
  • Allow other writers to guest post on your site🤝– this can lead to new opportunities to rank higher on search engines.
  • Creating high-quality content✍ – that everyone wants to link to your blog and drive a lot of engagement from your reader by including some virtual infographic, data, graphics, etc.

Did you like it so far?😁

Then check out the rest of this post, where Hrishikesh will share with you about his $2M SEO lessons.


💸 E-commerce

China’s Singles Day Sales Are Turning Heads

ICYMI the east coast (China just ended its equivalence of the Black Friday sales, “singles day, 11.11, get it? ) And the numbers they are reporting are out of this world.

According to Reuters, Alibaba received $84.54 Billion in orders yesterday and its competitor JD.com also received 48.7 Billion dollars in sales. These numbers cripple the numbers we have here in USA. Let me just put things into perspective for you brethren;

Last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (All e-commerce sales in America) combined totaled $19.8 Billion

Lasts year’s YEARWIDE sales for Amazon.com for UK, Japan, and Germany, COMBINED totaled $76.51 Billion

What you can do with this data?
Now, how can this information be beneficial to you as we approach the holy grail season of e-commerce?

For starters, you can get a headstart on what shoppers are searching for according to this list provided by Google.

For the main dish, you should take a look at this blog shared in our community that goes into details about how you can sell on Alibaba and get a piece of that tasty single’s day pie. At least from now on being single won’t suck too much after all.



Did You Miss Our Crypto Workshop? Here’s The Recap

Did You Miss Our Crypto Workshop? Here's The Recap

You guys are all about that growth mindset!

We’ve had so many questions about the crypto space lately that Joe decided to hold a spontaneous Crypto workshop.

This workshop wasn’t recorded (although we wanted to!) due to the fact that we were talking about sensitive information.

Not to worry though, because here’s a brief recap of what you missed:


A crypto wallet allows you to store your digital currency securely. Sure, you can keep your wallet within an exchange like coinbase, but technically, that would mean a third party is involved between your peer to peer lending. The whole point of crypto is that it’s made to be decentralised.

We recommend setting up Phantom and Metamask wallets.


Staking is a way to put your crypto to work for you! Staking allows you to commit your crypto assets to support a blockchain network and confirm transactions.

Benefits of staking include:

1.  You can earn interest on your crypto
2. You don’t need equipment like you do for mining
3. It’s more environmentally friendly than mining


Airdrops are a clever win-win way for businesses to get attention and new followers, resulting in a larger user base. Businesses will “airdrop” rewards, bitcoins or tokens to numerous wallet addresses that show early adoption of their platform.

You might be wondering “is this real life?” 

We can assure you, it is. And we already know people who have reaped the benefits.

So how exactly do you get an airdrop? 

Keep reading and you’ll find out… 


Imagine a system where you can organize and make decisions with people around the world whilst being autonomously encoded on a blockchain.

A DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) allows communities and organisations to make decisions and rules for how the organisation functions.

For a DAO to be fully functional in a community it needs: a set of rules to operate and a form of funding like NFT’s that the organisation can reward members with. For example: the members could be awarded with voting rights, or a service such as email marketing.

This is going to change the game for businesses, communities and even influencers and their audiences. Watch this space, DAO’s are going to be huge.

Want to keep up in the crypto space? Check out the Blockchain channel where Joe has dropped a spreadsheet of all the rumored airdrops!

🤳 Round-Up

Get ready to experience this weeks best bits from our community

Get ready to experience this weeks best bits from our community:

STARTUPS: What is the ideal numbers of personas to chase in your marketing strategy?

ECOMMERCE: 10X your Shopify sales this BFCM

UI / UX:How to remove features without upsetting users

ADS:How the removal of third party cookies will affect advertising

Have a great week and we’ll see you in Discord!

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