I won’t lie… there’s nothing I like more than a really useful website.
Aside from the fact that I’m a huge freakin’ nerd, I genuinely appreciate amazing websites and online resources because they’ve gotten me to where I am today.
Remember, I’m a dropout. So aside from the writing, I learned just about everything I know from random useful websites.
Unfortunately, these types of sites are A LOT harder to come by today; they’re like hidden gems buried under a pile of crap.
In fact, when I googled “random useful websites,” the listicles that populated page one were so redundant—each one listing the same exact websites over and over again, most of which are totally mainstream by now.
Because of this finding (and because, as I already mentioned, I’m a huge nerd), I’ve taken the liberty of putting together the absolute best list of random useful websites—the majority of which I’m certain you’ve never heard of.
So, in the words of Drake, “You could thank me now.” 😉
The founders of 80,000 hours started the site because they wanted to help as many people as they could lead purposeful careers.
They do this by offering career advice for young talent who want to have a social impact.
The site is based on in-depth research alongside academics at Oxford on how graduates can make the biggest difference possible with their careers, both through overall career choice and within a given field.
With this mission in mind, it provides:
An online career guide and supporting articles and tools. The guide tells you what to look for in a high-impact career, recommends high-impact options you might not have thought of, and gives you a step-by-step process for making career decisions.
In-person advice such as its workshop and one-on-one follow up.
Links to a global community of people who want to work together to have the greatest positive impact possible.
Zapier is a tool that automates redundant, annoying processes by making apps talk to each other and do a sort-of “if this, then that” procedure.
While Zapier is a business, they’ve done a really nice job with its content marketing. You’ll learn a lot about a variety of topics around things like spreadsheets, project management, and productivity.
The easiest way to make it on Amazon is by getting positive reviews, and the best way to get positive reviews is to buy them.
“Amazon won’t reveal how many reviews — fraudulent or total — it has. But based on his analysis of Amazon data, Noonan estimates that Amazon hosts around 250 million reviews. Noonan’s website has collected 58.5 million of those reviews, and the ReviewMeta algorithm labeled 9.1%, or 5.3 million of the dataset’s reviews, as ‘unnatural.’”
Input an Amazon product URL, and out will come a graded report of how “real” the reviews are.
This app is extremely useful when reaching out to people you don’t know, before interviews and when applying for jobs.
Search for people in your network or input an email address, and out will pop a “profile” about the person along with a “relationship report” about how you guys would potentially get along/work together.
(Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve used this on dates before!! lol)
Indie Hackers is a side-project by a couple of Stripe employees. It’s a vibrant, up-and-coming community made specifically for entrepreneurs or people interested in starting their own [online] business.
Share links, ask questions, upvote answers, find meetups… The options are endless.