January 4, 2020

Week 1: So much pain - Building Studiolist (2020)

Alexander Kluge @naii

From lower back pain to mental pain… it was all part of this week.

I was sitting too much, basically glued to the chair. And the pain in the head was caused by too many thoughts. It was not real physical pain but the other kind of pain, you know.

But I got stuff done for Studiolist, here it is: https://youtu.be/Yobk0nH87hs

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FYI: Studiolist is the largest search-engine of voiceover recording studios for voiceover artists, audiobook narrators, YouTube creators, and podcasters.

2020 is my last shot to make my 2017-born startup https://studiolist.org profitable* with a „labor budget” of 20h a week and a money budget of 12k EUR (which are all my savings).

*profitable means € 671 / mo, because these are my current fix costs: https://naii.io/2020/costs in an average month.

I’m documenting everything on YouTube: https://naii.io/youtube), on my blog (https://building.studiolist.org) and on Substack: https://naii.io/studiolist (blog and newsletter).

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