Day 2: The Power of ONE

Having many choices is wonderful, but choosing one is powerful

P. Venkat Raman
2 min readAug 30, 2022
Photo by Dulcey Lima on Unsplash

If you have read my post from yesterday, you’d have noticed a glaring issue in my quest to make money on Gumroad: I have nothing saleable yet!

So, the first order of business is to fix that and have one item that can be offered for sale.

That one item needs to be of interest to at least some people who are interested in what it says. In other words, it should answer a question people have.

That one item should be something about which I can say something useful. In other words, I should know enough about that item or should have enough interest in the topic that I will be able to pick up on knowledge in a hurry.

So, what would it be? What is the one item that I need to create?

The trouble is, like most people, I have a wide range of interests and skills. Topics like travel, gardening, copywriting, stock trading, software programming, and interpersonal skills like relationship building, communication, leadership, and public speaking are all interesting to me.

That makes me a jack-of-all-trades and master-of-none if I don’t watch it.

Copywriting is something I like practicing. I may write about it too. But there is a more appealing alternative topic for me to write about: Stock trading!

The beauty is that there are programs that can be written to practice stock trading and that instantly combines this topic with software programming, another topic of my interest.

So, I decide, as of today, that programmatic stock trading will be the topic of my interest for this Gumroad project.

Phew! Wise or not, a decision has been made.

Move over travel, gardening, and the other topics of my interest. Front and center will be Programmatic Stock Trading.

Now starts the task of identifying subtopics to write about in that chosen topic. More on this process in the coming days, but for now, I celebrate the choice of ONE.

One topic to focus on.

One topic to write about.

One topic to master.

The simplicity of choosing one cannot be emphasized enough. All my energy can be devoted to developing it for success.

I am excited!

This is a post in the series on my quest to earn $1,000 on the Gumroad platform.

I started with the intention of posting every day with my progress that day. But there are going to be some hiccups along the way because tomorrow is a travel day for me, going on a week’s vacation to Minnesota. We’ll see what happens.

It may be that my next post is on Thursday.

Thanks for reading!



P. Venkat Raman

A tortoise among internet marketing hares. Slowly inching toward the goal.