David’s daily tips

David Michael is a digital entrepreneur, illustrator and start-up investor. Over the last 15 years he’s worked for some of the world’s biggest brands – from Audi to KFC. Here are his top digital tips to help you make the right decisions online.

The attention economy

Why instant gratification is a trap you need to avoid.

Thursday 24 June, 2021

The internet is littered with ‘get rich quick’ schemes. Isn’t that the true lure of being an influencer, or the real reason people are investing in Bitcoin?

For some it obviously does work. But the dangerous perception out there is that it’s the norm. That becoming an Instagram millionaire happens overnight, or you should be able to make money online straight away. The overriding (and false) message is that success comes easy, when it doesn’t. And we shouldn’t want it to either!

The other day, I read that over 50% of lottery winners suffered mental health problems. That’s because overnight success, or luck, dropping into your lap can can take away your purpose, which is why we all get up every morning.

Enjoy whatever project you’re on. The rewarding bit is the journey, not the destination.

How to write SEO friendly articles without sounding like clickbait.

Wednesday 23rd June, 2021.

For some it obviously does work. But the dangerous perception out there is that it’s the norm. That becoming an Instagram millionaire happens overnight, or you should be able to make money online straight away. The overriding (and false) message is that success comes easy, when it doesn’t. And we shouldn’t want it to either!

The other day, I read that over 50% of lottery winners suffered mental health problems. That’s because overnight success, or luck, dropping into your lap can can take away your purpose, which is why we all get up every morning.

Enjoy whatever project you’re on. The rewarding bit is the journey, not the destination.