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Rufat Rassulov

Lessons learned about Facebook Ads as a beginner

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This quarantine made me come up with some new ideas and taught me how to make money online. I discovered a few ways and one of them was drop shipping, but I won't go in depth about this business model here. I will just say that I decided to sell jewelry.

The favorite part of online business for me is building a brand and advertising products. This is how I found out about Facebook Ads.

Facebook Ads turned out to be frustrating at the beginning, but as time went by, I became familiar with it and understood how game-changing this…

I can’t live without writing everything down

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Have you ever felt like you forgot something? This happens a lot to me. I noticed that I became really dependent on writing my thoughts, ideas, and worries down. Journaling became a part of my routine during early quarantine when I had a lot of time on my hands and was able to understand a little bit more about myself. I was consuming a bunch of information, writing it down helped me to cope with the amount and memorize it.

However, this slowly became a dependency. As I started using my journal more, I noticed myself worrying that I could…

(Without your brain being a baby)

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As I was riding my bicycle with a close friend, we stopped for a rest. The weather was windy but still warm. We were tired after our tennis training session. She said she wanted pizza. I said that we can go get it now. She wasn’t sure because we planned to go home soon. Covid regulations are changing often, so I checked if the place was open, and it was. Eventually, we agreed to go there, even though we were in our sports clothes and the sun was setting. So we hopped on our bikes and cycled towards the pizza.

The importance of shifting attention

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In the modern world, productivity is everything. It takes a lot of practice to become efficient and work for hours straight with the flow. It’s hard to stop doing your thing when you are fully focused.

I don’t like Pomodoro or similar techniques because they usually just break my state of flow. However, rest is important in any task, it doesn’t only restore your brain or body energy, but also provides one crucial component that can help you with your productivity.

I often find myself being too caught up in a task and when it comes to making decisions, I…

Thanks, you stupid ugly irritating virus.

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Wow. It’s been a year. I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was a normal Monday, we had a lot of exams at school. But suddenly, one after another, people were testing positive for a virus that we all, eventually, had to deal with for a long time. People were chattering in the hallways and news spread that we will go on our holidays week earlier than usual.

When I heard that we will be free for a month, I was over the moon. I could do so many things, binge TV-shows, play all the games I ever…

Take an alternative look at your progress.

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Every field has competition. You aren’t the only one who wants to become a successful filmmaker, writer, or businessman. Rivals are everywhere and there is only one way you can get rid of them- by facing difficulties. We always want to get to our end goal as soon as possible, but it’s never the case. If there is an obstacle on our way, we tend to think about the time it will stop. But I think that we should mindfully go through every difficulty.

When you stumble across some hard problem, it’s better to look at this from the bright…

Why it’s stupid to focus on Quality

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No matter what field you are in, you probably heard the debate. Should you focus on quality on quantity? Everyone wants to take the most optimal route when starting a hobby or a career. I have been figuring this out for a long time and I think that I have an answer.

When you start doing anything, you don’t really know what’s going on. You are learning by making mistakes. It means that you should make as many mistakes as possible. It’s only possible if you do a lot of work. When you are a beginner, you can’t concentrate on…

How the algorithm shapes your life

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Several centuries ago we had a scarcity of information, but now there is too much of it. The modern world is full of content. Because of this, we can often encounter disinformation or just useless crap. Our brains form thoughts based on what we saw, heard, or read. Information basically forms our life and some of us are not aware of it. “We are what we eat” is now entirely applicable to information around us. Here I will go into this topic to understand the modern flow of information and how it forms our lives.

Our Brains Can Be Fooled Easily

What I would tell to a beginner self | My lessons

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It’s been 7 months since I started doing this whole writing thing. But I didn’t become a full-time writer and I didn’t achieve any significant milestones. Why would people do it for so long?

Money? No.

Fame? Definitely not.

Maybe it’s easy? Hell no.

I don’t know. What I do know is if I do it for long enough I will be able to reach some kind of success. And I genuinely love some aspects of writing. I still can’t call myself a writer without experiencing the impostor syndrome. But I can give advice to writers who had less experience…

Now you can pay for tweets

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Twitter just announced their newest feature — Super Follows. This is a subscription that lets you see creators’ exclusive tweets along with some perks like a supporter badge, newsletter, discounts, and community access. This ignited a big controversy in the Twitter community. Here I will try to dive deeper and see where this new feature might lead us.

Social media’s main revenue source is always advertising. But Twitter doesn’t show many ads, which makes the revenue significantly lower compared to others. For example, Instagram shows ads every several stories and posts, while Twitter has way fewer ads, showing one tweet-ad…

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