My 10 Year Overnight Success

My 10 Year Overnight Success

This post has two parts. The first is a lesson - that if you're making anything (especially content) it's best to use it to the fullest extent.

Different people hear about things in different ways and even like to read, listen, and watch differently. So a podcast should be shared as a written post, videos can be transferred to audio in some cases, and emails become scripts for podcasts.

You've done the work, now use it in as many ways as possible!

Part two is a story. It's my story of the past 10 years... my "overnight success" to becoming a full-time creator. Here are a few highlights...

πŸ“– My Dad giving me my first Seth Godin books
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» When I started my first blog in 2010
πŸ‘‹ Meeting Jeff Goins, reading Pat Flynn
πŸŽ™οΈ My first podcast, Story Signals
πŸ“¦ My time at UPS (the store, not the truck)
πŸ“§ Working at ConvertKit
πŸ“Ή Starting my YouTube channel in 2017
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Working at Podia and going from good to great
πŸ§‘β€πŸš€ Becoming a full-time Creator

My 10 Year Overnight Success | Connect the Dots with Matt Ragland | Episode 13
It’s the 4 year anniversary of my YouTube channel, but my creator journey started in 2011 with my first blog. Here’s the full story of my 10 year overnight success.

I'd love to hear if you're on the path to full-time creative work too. The journey can be a lonely one and I'd love to encourage and support you ❀️ Hit me up on Twitter or Instagram @mattragland.