Welcome to Ungated

The home of creative entrepreneurship.

Ungated is a premium publication & community for discerning entrepreneurial creatives. It exists for those striving to do work that matters, earn attention in a noisy world, and thrive financially. No gatekeepers required.

In the old days, creatives relied on record companies, film studios, book publishers, and layers of institutional middle men. It was the only way to make a living.

Those days are long gone. Thanks to the internet, creatives have more power than ever, while many of those gatekeeping institutions are husks of their former selves.

But even in the digital age, too many creators still put their fate into the hands of corporate giants.

Through opaque algorithms and arbitrary rule changes, digital platforms and social networks can, and do, wreak havoc on our ability to reach and monetize the audiences we build.

For a creator aiming to build a sustainable, long term business—and ultimately build wealth from work they love—this is unacceptable.

As a member of Ungated, you’ll learn to harness the power of the internet to not only find, but deeply connect with your true fans. And you'll truly own that relationship, instead of ceding it to some corporate overlord.

When you embrace the Ungated approach, no platform, network, app, algorithm, or autocrat controls your destiny. You do.

Whether you write books, make films, play music, want to build a YouTube channel, or any other creative work, Ungated will be your guide on the journey toward creative and financial independence.

Ungated is written and run by Rob Hardy, an indie filmmaker and creative entrepreneur.