Creator-Maker Starter Pack

Creator-Maker Starter Pack

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This started as a no-code starter pack, but I expanded into creator space. If you're new to this space but not sure where to start (whether that might be creating apps, websites, writing, podcasts, video), I've compiled some resources to help get started. Keep in mind that this is a non-exhaustive pack. Best read with my blog post on the beginner's guide to creating and making in the creator economy. I hope you enjoy this journey of building and creating. All the best! β€” Yihui
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Last updated: 15 Jan 2022

πŸ–₯️ Apps & websites


πŸ’» No-code tools

With no-code, you don't need to learn how to code to build a website or app. That's not to say no-code is replacing code. On the contrary, they complement each other.
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The OG:
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For most of these no-code website builders, you can use them as your personal site or portfolio, landing page for an event, product or project, or collect emails.
List of no-code tools
Name
Type
Link
Free/Paid
Level of difficulty
Landing page/website
Free
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Free
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Directory
Free
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Free
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Directory
Using Airtable
Free
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Directory
Using Airtable
Free
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Free
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Free
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Landing page/website
Directory
Paid
Requires more learning
Directory
Using Google Sheets
Free
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Directory
Using Google Sheets
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Directory
Using Airtable
Paid
Beginner-friendly
Directory
Using Airtable
App
Paid
Beginner-friendly
App
Directory
Paid
Beginner-friendly
App
Free
Paid
Requires more learning
App
Directory
Free
Paid
Beginner-friendly
If you need login and payment, try some of these options. You may also need to automate some flows from different tools together to form a functioning app.
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Membership
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Still feeling stuck? These communities and other resources may help guide you.

πŸ’» Notion products

If you're a Notion user or want to get into Notion, this is for you. This list is non-exhaustive. There are so many products that are being made on Notion after their API is released. Because of that, you can do a lot with Notion now besides using it for knowledge management or note-take.
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πŸ“š Content


What's the creator economy without content creators?

✏️ Writing

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You can also create blogs using the Notion products from the previous section
List of Notion products
List of writing platforms
Name
Tags
Link
Free/Paid
Blog/Publishing
Free
Paid
Blog/Publishing
Newsletter
Paid
Blog/Publishing
Easy set up
Free
Newsletter
Easy set up
Free
Newsletter
Landing page
Free
Paid
Newsletter
Landing page
Free
Paid
Newsletter
Landing page
Free
Paid
Newsletter
Landing page
Free
Paid
Newsletter
Paid
Free trial
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Want to improve your writing? Maybe you can join a community or use some of these writing tools.

πŸŽ™οΈ Podcasts

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For something easy to set up, you can start by using a video tool to record yourself, then edit out the video using a video editor.
List of podcast tools
Name
Tags
Link
Free/Paid
Recording
Editing
Distribute
Free
Recording
Includes video
Collaboration
Free
Paid
Recording
Includes video
Collaboration
Paid
Free trial
Editing
Includes video
Collaboration
Free
Paid
Editing
Free
Paid
Free trial
Recording
Includes video
Free
Paid
Recording
Editing
Free
Paid
Recording
Not really podcast but it could work
Free
Noise cancellation
Free
Paid

πŸ“Ή Video

Video is, by far, the highest effort work but can reap the highest rewards when done right.
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πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« Communities & Courses


πŸ‘₯ Community

Communities tend to be used to complement the main product, and most of the time it's a course. But you can create a community around anything, like a specific tool or product, or a newsletter. Your community could be a public or a paid/private community.
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List of community platforms
Name
Tags
Link
Free/Paid
Chatrooms
Audio and video
Free
Paid
Chatrooms
Audio and video
Free
Paid
Chatrooms
Audio and video
Free
Chatrooms
Audio and video
Forum style
Free
Forum style
Paid
Free trial
Forum style
Includes course creation
Paid
Free trial
Forum style
Includes course creation
using Wordpress
Paid
Includes events
Includes newsletters
Free
Paid
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πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« Courses

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Check out two other Notion products that you can use to create a course
List of Notion products
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  • Also, there are two community-based products that offer course creation above.
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πŸ€ΉπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Curation


Democratised access brings an oversaturated internet. How do we sort through the noise? Curation is one way.x
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You don't always need to separate curation tools. You can curate your content using your own blog, newsletter, databases etc. Be creative! See
List of writing platforms
List of no-code tools
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Other tools you can use for curation

✨ Others


πŸ—ƒοΈ Digital products

Digital products can mean a lot of things, but they generally mean e-books, templates, swipe files, and curated directories or databases of a certain topic. Generally, you can make them on "note-taking" apps, databases, or on a separate website. Just like this starter pack!
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"Note-taking" apps
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Most of them are created on Notion. Check out these Notion marketplaces for inspiration:
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🎨 Design resources

You'll definitely need some resources for design. Check some of these out:
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πŸš€ Sell and launch

If you're making your own product, you should consider a plan to launch it to a larger audience and hopefully, monetise it.
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Monetise (For digital products)
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For Notion:
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Monetise (Donations or membership)
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Launch (Besides the usual social media platforms)
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Affiliate programs
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