46: Fabio Carbone, Writer

Fabio Carbone is Italian versatile writer freelance from Naples. Fabio writes in Italian language about blockchain and cryptocurrency, Industry 4.0, digital economy, Space and more.

Fabio Carbone

Fabio Carbone

You can find him here:
Website: dream.ac/fabio-carbone
E-mail: f.carbone80@libero.it
Twitter: @FabioCarbone80
LinkedIn: @carbonefabiowriter

  1. Hi Fabio, how long have you been working as a freelancer now?

I am Italian versatile writer freelance from 2013. I write in particular of digital economy, cryptocurrency and blockchain, Industry 4.0, Space and, when I have time, I take care of the blog dedicated to my freshwater turtle and my personal blog where I collect personal thoughts and reflections.

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  1. What inspired you to become a freelancer? Did you think about it for a long time or did your decision come suddenly?

The possibility to have my job, managed by me, and because I really like writing! Being a freelancer was a decision halfway between the natural and the obliged. In Italy the “traditional ways” are rigid.

  1. How did you gain your first customers?

Through Linkedin and through my personal website. In this last case they contact me for writing interview or to present their commercial initiatives. I wrote interviews in the blockchain sector, but I also edited a column dedicated to emerging writers to whom I interviewed to present their latest book.

  1. Who has been your greatest inspiration?

Oh… I haven’t only one inspirational figure. I think that every person can inspiring me with him and her thinking. Of course, must be good thought!

  1. John Wanamaker said: Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I do not know which half. Do you gain your clients by advertising or in another way?

For spread the word about my job, I use only social networks and my personal website; in some cases e-mail. For my job the advertising is not properly a good strategy, I think. Much more better show my skills by writing web articles.

  1. Do you hire outsourcing service providers for services, which you believe are a waste of your time?

I do “everything in the house” or almost. 🙂

  1. How does your typical working day look like? What do you do when you are not working? How many hours/days per week are you working? What do you do in your free time?

I write a lot for work or for pleasure and also to reflect. But my working day start at 8 o’clock in the morning with the reading of news of the reference sectors (in particular blockchain and cryptocurrencies). So I start writing and I continue until evening. I allow myself just a lunch break and some micro moments of relaxation. So I also write in my spare time. In particular, in my spare time, I write for the blog dedicated to my freshwater turtle: an increasingly visited website (www.rugatartaruga.eu).

But 5 days a week, in the evening, I allow myself 30 minutes of physical activity climbing on my mini stepper: it takes.

And when I really want to relax, I go to the mountains. From up there the world is completely different: an immense beauty.

  1. What would you do differently if you would start again?

I would start writing before 2013. Really long before. I think this is my job and nothing else.

  1. Entrepreneurs have many things in common. They read a lot. What about you? What are your favorite books?

More than a favorite book I would talk about books useful for studying the topics concerning my work. So books dedicated to new technologies: blockchain, Industry 4.0, digital economy.

  1. What was the best business advice you received? Do you have any advice for other freelancers?

More than a commercial council, through study, I realized that knowledge is wealth. In all senses. Knowing, this serves to work, especially in new sectors. In fact, since 1991 the Knowledge Management is a new university discipline.

I think that a writer freelance need to study always. Her or him, must always stay at the frontier of new sectors to get to know them before the others.

  1. Top 3 mobile apps on your smartphone?

Toshi Dapp, for manage the crypto world; an app for the meteorological service in the mountains very useful for my excursions in the mountains; Spotify to listen to my favorite music.

  1. Top 3 websites?

For my work I need stay informed about the argouments of my sectors. So the websites I read the most are:

  • cointelegraph.com
  • coindesk.com
  • coinmarketcap.com

But, for passion my favorite websites are:

  • nasa.gov for Space
  • turtlesurvival.org for to know news about turtle
  • all websites dedicated to the nature.
  1. Your last vacation?

This is a period of hard work. When I can, I go to the mountains. It is there that I would spend all the free time, if only I could…