A friend of mine (who owns a podcast production company) sent me an article a while back about how podcasting giant Gimlet Media is getting sued for being inaccessible to deaf people.
On one hand I feel it.
It would suck to be born with a disability that made it much harder to function in society.
But expecting—nay forcing—the world to bend and cater to your whim?
Seems excessive to me.
After all, Charlie Kaufman’s films are inaccessible to those with low IQs and lack of cinematic knowledge.
Should he be penalized?
What about rollercoasters? Short people and pregnant ladies can't ride them.
Should they be shut down?
But my guess is no.
Anyway, you may be wondering, what does this have to do with you?
Well in this ever increasing sensitive world… and with more and more stuff—including business, voting, social life, and more—coming online… the 1984-esque, lawyer-controlled oppressive regime will only get worse.
And even though emails probably won’t be affected by ADA requirements because screen readers take care of it, you never really know what the next turn will be.
We’ve seen it with the EU. We’re seeing it with podcasts.
And next, we might see them coming for you.
Which is why I’ve kept this in the back of my mind ever since I heard Ben Settle talk about it (it’s something he said he learned from reading Dan Kennedy’s autobiography):
Make your money while you can.
Because if you look back over the last 100 years, taxes, laws, regulations, and stupidity only seem to increase.
If you'd like to make your money while you still can, I suggest sprinting (not walking) to the link below where you can unlock more of my money-making tips:
When you do, you will be added to my waitlist and will be notified when I next have an opening in my schedule. Which will be November at the earliest and possibly not until 2020 breathes its last gasping, corona-scented breath and 2021 ushers in Fuhrer Chump's American Reich.
P.S. The (very likely) coming online crackdown mixed with the increased competition is another reason I’m considering starting an entirely offline business. If you don’t use any offline media (at least direct-mailing your best buyers) I highly suggest you begin considering it.
Right now, I mostly only write email copy. So if you want help with that, the link is above.