June 5, 2020
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Audience Growth Compounds, But Takes Time to Get Started

I have been thinking a lot about how so many people—including me—are trying to build newsletter businesses. For many, these are the first 6-12 months of building a new media business.

Large and small, we all start from square one. We all start with an idea, create some content and then hope that we might build something exciting and important. But the difference between those that truly succeed and those that flounder is the successful understand their job. What’s difficult for many is that the difference is tiny.

Ben Clymer is founder and CEO of Hodinkee, a media and commerce company dedicated to the luxury watch market. What started as a personal blog thanks to a watch from his grandfather has turned into a highly respected business that can sell millions of dollars in watches in minutes.

In this episode, we went through the many different facets of the business, but a few things jumped out to me…

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