Hey there! My name’s Nathan and I like to build audiences and companies. Right now 110% of my time is focused on building ConvertKit, an email marketing company for creators. ConvertKit powers the audiences for creators like Gretchen Rubin, Chris Guillebeau, Pat Flynn, Tim Ferriss, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Tim McGraw.
My mission is to help creators earn a living.
Growing up without money I’ve seen the impact that not enough money has on relationships and stress. From an early age I was determined to unlock whatever secrets were necessary to earn a great living.
Jason Fried from Basecamp taught me that making money is a skill, just like playing an instrument or learning to create. With that new knowledge I set out to master earning a living as a creator.
My journey started with freelance web design, moved into selling iPhone apps, then growing my own audience and selling books on design.
When I learned that email marketing was the most reliable way to earn a living as a creator I started ConvertKit to turn all the best practices I was learning into a repeatable system for other creators.
Now ConvertKit powers the audiences for over 20,000 creators including Tim Ferriss, Gretchen Rubin, Tim McGraw, Carrie-Anne Moss, and thousands more. While it’s fun to have famous creators using ConvertKit, the best feeling comes from the creators who are able to use our software to make the jump to earning a living as a creator.
I’m the founder of ConvertKit.
In October 2014 I made the decision to walk away from the book and training business and focus full-time on ConvertKit (at the time we had just $1,000/month in revenue). Since then we’ve grown to millions in monthly recurring revenue, and have an amazing team, product, and customers.Learn more about how I built my SaaS business
started a side project
annual recurring revenue
profit shared to the team
my video blog
While YouTube will never be my main focus, I enjoy creating vlog episodes to document my travels and experiences. Subscribe on YouTube for a behind-the-scenes look into my life.
While ConvertKit is my main focus, I have made a few angel investments in companies or projects I am interested in run by friends.