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A Big Shock Could Come For Us All In 2022😲

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Welcome back to my weekly newsletter here at the Post-Grad Survival Guide.

My goal is simple: To help you thrive in your 20’s, not survive. 💪

Maybe I should rename the pub to Post-Grad Surthrival Guide? Too weird? Okay, fair enough.

As many of you know, I’ve made my living as a writer and course creator online. I’ve grossed over a quarter of a million dollars since 2018, and lived outside the USA in places like the Philippines and Mexico since a few years ago.

I want this newsletter to be a collection of great resources to help you similarly thrive online.

Let’s get into some of the juiciest stories relating to crypto, economics, writing, online business, and more from this week..

By the way, consider signing up for my free 5-day email course about how to get your first 1,000 followers on Medium. I updated it last week. :)

Medium Announces Writing Contest Winners

A few days ago Medium announced the winners of their brand new writing contest. Salute to the winners!

Some 9,000 stories were submitted, and four stories won.

If you want to go down a rabbit hole, go read the comments on the announcement article. ;)

Medium’s Future

What’s in Medium’s future? Truthfully, I don’t know. Maybe there will be more writing contests. Medium also did a pilot program where they guaranteed monthly payments to a subsection of talented writers IF they wrote one article per week.

That pilot program ends this month. It seems that Medium is seriously pushing the accounts of newer writers lately. I like this, actually. While my numbers are down, perhaps the numbers of smaller writers are filling that void.

If that’s the case, then GREAT.

What are your Medium numbers looking like?

Feel free to take my short survey here so I can accurately gauge what the heck is happening on Medium for most writers. Come back next week to get the answers from the community.

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Bitcoin Hits $58,000, Ethereum Hits $3,800

I’m a big crypto fanatic. Bitcoin launched to $58,000 this week following news that the United States DOESN’T have plans to ban Bitcoin. Ether is similarly up to around $3,800, with many pointing to a supply shock as the culprit.

Big crypto analysts like Anthony Pompliano say that Bitcoin is poised to hit $100,000 in the 4th quarter of 2021.

I’ll keep my eye on this space, simply because I have a lot of money in it myself. 😂

If Economy Crashes, It Could Wipe Out The Creator Economy

I wrote an article this week about how if the economy crashes, it could wipe out the Creator Economy.

It’s scary. It could happen in 2022. Inflation is at a 13 year high of 5.4%. The last time it was this high was the 2008 financial crisis.

I’m not saying a crash will certainly happen in 2022, but things aren’t exactly looking good either.

Keep an eye out in the coming months.

LinkedIn Launches A $25 Million Fund For Creators

I’m telling you all to STOP sleeping on LinkedIn!

They recently launched a Creator Program with $25 million behind it to help support fledgling creators on LinkedIn.

Keep an eye on LinkedIn in 2022 and beyond. The organic reach has BEEN bonkers for a while — take it from me, someone who has over 15,000 followers there.

If you want to learn a thing or two about LinkedIn, sign up for my free 5-day course that’ll teach you how to build a daily writing habit there. :)

Follow me there too, if you want.

What do you think of the newsletter? Any questions you want me to answer? Would love to answer them in next week’s newsletter.

See you next Friday.

Tom Kuegler

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