This is an extremely useful idea that I've learned just recently. In fincance, "arbitrage" means buying and selling things in different markets to take the advantage of difference in price. Like buying a toy in India for $15, and then selling it for $25 in the US.
Turns out, you can arbitrage not just products, but also information, knowledge, skill, or even human relationships.
For example, let's say you have met two amazing people who don't know each other. When you introduce them to each other, you generate a massive amount of value for both of them essentially out of nothing - you have given each of them a gift of knowing someone great.
Another example, is arbitraging information. Eliezer Yudkowsky have learned a lot about rationality and human biases from the books he has read, and then parlayed it into …
Business advice for software developers
Today I want to share with you my favorite takeaways from an amazing Ask HN
thread, where technical founders
shared the most important things they have learned from building a business.
What is the best SEO web software to use?
There are different kinds of software for different purposes.
There’s keyword research tools, rank tracking tools, competition analysis tools,
backlink building tools, on page SEO plugins, etc.
Most of them have free tiers that you can use for free, and if you’re doing SEO
just for one website, it’s most likely that you will not need to pay for any of
How can I find my first freelance clients?
This is a question I get asked very often, so I’ve decided to share my
collection of the most effective strategies that will help you get started:
Invent the future from the future
Today’s notes are from “How to Invent the
Future”, a brilliant lecture by
Alan Kay at Startup School:
What is the meaning of difficulty level for a keyword in SEO?
The difficulty of a keyword depends on how much competition there is for it.
Basically, if there are a lot of high authority websites spending money on SEO
for a certain keyword, you won’t be able to compete with them. That’s why you
should look for long tail keywords with low competition, but high search volume.
What should I learn as an aspiring founder?
I love challenges and I would love to start my own online business. I’m ready to
work hard and learn. What would you advise me to study on my free time to
generate new ideas and start my own online business?
How do you come up with startup ideas?
Here’s my reply to a person who asked this question