Questions about NotAnotherSlack - just what exactly is it? 🤔
You're in the right place. If you have further questions just send me a message.
How much does it cost to join NotAnotherSlack?
Great question! It doesn't actually cost you a penny. Yes that's right. I've got got a great business acumen so I've kept it free, so as to encourage everyone to join and participate. I didn't want price to be a barrier to starting, or growing, a side project. And - as David Brent once famously sang, "🎤 Money don't make my World go round, I'm reaching out to a higher ground 🎤" .
Are you mad?! It must take you ages to moderate and manage the Slack, let alone sort out all the marketing, building out the website, keeping members happy, running any social channels, and all that jazz?!
*Breaks down in tears*
Some of the more cynical members of the Slack have suggested that you've done this in a bid to learn more about growing your OWN side projects. Is there any truth in that?
Next question please, move along.
Why isn't there a more diverse range of people in the Slack? There appear to be an awful lot of white men here...
Yes this is right, and I'm trying to encourage more Women, non-binary or genderqueer, and non-white people to join the Slack. I'm always open to suggestions, or help, in attracting people who have been under-represented in the field of search marketing/SEO.
I have a few side projects but I struggle finding the time to invest in them. Can you help me?
Whilst I can't physically create a copy of Bernard's Watch (great TV show in the 90's) for you to take advantage of, I do think there are some tactics and strategies that can help ensure you're putting enough time into your side projects. Obviously without putting any time of effort into them, not much is going to happen to them. We are also looking at accountability partners - finding someone to hold you accountable to putting X hours into your side project per week or month.
I don't have a side project/side hustle right now - can I still join?
Yes you can but you're going to need one to benefit from being a part of the group! We do have an #ideation channel that helps to get the ball rolling - other members can help you to come up with a new idea. For some of us this is a really fun process, determining those niche topics that could help you to get started.
My side project is a total FAILURE and I'm ashamed of it. It's earning me less than $5 per month. Can I still join the Slack?
💯 - welcome to my world! A big part of setting up this Slack was to ensure it's a safe space for EVERYONE, regardless of the state of their side project. Whilst there may be side projects earning $5 per month (or less), there will equally be ones earning thousands of $ per month. And that's OK - this isn't an ego fest. Whilst we celebrate our wins, we're keen to ensure we celebrate every kind of win, no matter how small. TLDR - yes you can join - everyone is welcome.