Notes From a Professional Amateur

“An amateur, from French amateur “lover of”, is generally considered a person who pursues a particular activity or field of study independently from their source of income.”


Why do I like to be an amateur and learn new things?

I love to learn, and…

What I want to show to the outside world and what the world sees in me

I wonder: how other people see me? Does it clear who I am, what I am doing, and what I stand for? What is already there and what is missing? What should I change to be more clear and less ambiguous?

I am in transition, I am not the person…

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Do you know this feeling, that you just need one thing to happen and everything will be alright? I just need money. I just need time. I just need an idea. Does it sound familiar?

I used to think this way: I just need to find a job, I just…

Think in advance about user acquisition, user retention, and monetization model

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With 4 mln mobile apps already in the app stores, competition for the users’ attention is getting fierce. According to TechCrunch, people use only 9 apps per day and 30 over the month. …

Jewelry business — I was doing things I knew were wrong

I was always quick to say “Yes” to any opportunity that was coming my way. “Do you want to earn some money working from home?” — “Sure!” …

Yulia Nikonova

In a journey to become writer, teacher, entrepreneur and a better version of myself

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