Being a creator isn't sitting on a beach in Thailand with a laptop, no....It's actually hard.
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Welcome to issue 68 

Like most of the world, this week I caught the Squid Game bug on Netflix and ended up binging the entire show in one day. Safe to say, it has now become one of my favourite shows I've watched this year. It's the kinda show that I would watch a second time just so I can appreciate the finer details and symbolism throughout the show. 

Not to give away any spoilers, but the character Ali left a really tight knot in my throat. He represents the type of person that sees the good in all people regardless of who they are, but it also shows you that being nice and accepting of all people will get you nowhere. No matter how kind and innocent you are, people will use and abuse you. For me it was a very hard truth to swallow, but the way it was portrayed killed me on the inside. If you haven't given the show a watch, give it a go!

In other news.

My getaway to the beach has been shrouded in rain every day since I sent out last weeks issue - which isn't a bad thing.

Who wouldn't like to vegetate and just relax by doing nothing. Checked out the local bars and a lot fo restaurants even though the weather has been crap. I've probably picked up an extra few pound since I've been here, but shit happens and who can say no to some decent food. 

- Nic 
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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.


Reform is a clean-looking, on-brand form that are easy to use in your no-code projects, can be sent out in emails, or put on your website.

Palitra App

Palitra app
Palitra is a free color palette finder that allows you to easily find a color palette by searching keywords.


Breef is a tool that give you a better experience when reading your emails. It's lets you quickly scroll through what is important and what is not.

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks newsletter of the week is Nerd splash, a weekly newsletter about technology trends that impact how we live and learn. You can expect 3 brain farts, 2 intellectual goodies, and 1 funky audio, all paired with a bit of sass, put together by Juliette

If you're keen to check out a few of her past issues, you can check them out here

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
From Dropping Out of College to Building a $5 Million Email Platform.
"William Cannon, founder of email marketing company UpLead, epitomizes the American Dream. A college dropout from a low-income single-parent household in Southern California, Will not only stayed afloat despite being a mortgage broker during the 2008 housing crash, he’s been a pioneer in the field of email marketing for almost twenty years." Read More

The Four Energies. 
Austin Kloen shares how you can harness the 4 energies to become a better writer. Blissed, Blessed, Pissed and Dissed. Read more

Rewilding your attention.
Instead of crowding your attention with what’s already going viral on the intertubes, focus on the weird stuff. Hunt down the idiosyncratic posts and videos that people are publishing, oftentimes to tiny and niche audiences. It’s decidedly unviral culture — but it’s more likely to plant in your mind the seed of a rare, new idea. Read more

How I Hustled to $2K/mo and Got Rid of It.
"Who worked really hard to make a living online, found a way to reach $2K/month, and then said goodbye to the 2 revenue streams?

Yeah ... that was me." Read more
Learnings & Resources 💡
102 successful Gumroad creators share their advice for aspiring creators.
As the title says, Gumroad recently posted a great post of all their creators who have made over 100k in sales and the advice they have to offer. Read more

How to launch on Product Hunt, a detailed Guide.
Launching on PH can be daunting, especially for first timers. A lot of prep actually goes into it beforehand and this guide pretty much outlines all you need to know. Although having an audience beforehand will help you, I dont believe you need to have audience first to have a successful launch, none the less, for anybody looking to make a PH launch anytime soon, check this post out. Check it out

200 resources to build a website. 
Here is a massive Notion document that curates all the resources and tools to help you build an amazing website with no-code. Check it out 

Resources to help independent developers make money. 
This is a really cool resources that shows how you as a indie developer can make money and go indie. Even if you can't write a line of code, this can also get you started in in world of bootstrapping. Check it out
Unpluq is a new app that saves users 69 minutes of smartphone screen tme a day on average. Try out their free app through this link (Android only)
NewsletterOS - A comprehensive Notion dashboard that helps newsletter creators curate, write & grow their newsletters.
EmailOctopus - Email marketing made easy. Simple, powerful tools to grow your business. Easy to use, quick to master and all at an affordable price.
That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place! If you enjoyed this issue, consider sharing The Slice💌
Written by Nic | Sandymount Green, Dublin, Dublin, D04 H319, Ireland