Launching your newsletter is the easy part. Now comes the real work: Starting to build a loyal audience for your newsletter. Let’s talk about the next steps. Now that you’ve launched your newsletters and started publishing, you’re probably starting to ask two big questions: How do I grow my audience and get my first 1,000 or 5,000 readers?
Your landing page might be the most overlooked part of your growth strategy. Here’s why: Most newsletters don’t put much thought into it, They end up with a page that converts ~20%-30% of visitors to subscribers, With a few simple tweaks, your landing page conversion rates can be over 50%
Daniel Murray runs Marketing Millennials – a newsletter and podcast focused on marketing for the new age. And he knows his stuff. Daniel has been able to grow multiple digital properties FAST: His LinkedIn page has over 100k followers, The Marketing Millennials, LinkedIn page has over 600k followers, The email list has 92k subscribers. All of this growth has happened since he began posting on his personal LinkedIn in December of 2019.
Patrick Trousdale started The Daily Upside in 2019 after working in investment banking at Guggenheim. Patrick saw the success Morning Brew and The Hustle had with newsletters that produced business, finance and entrepreneurial news for younger audiences. He started The Daily Upside with the idea there was space for a newsletter that catered more to investors as a lens instead of general business and finance. Currently at 850K subscribers.
I've made thousands from selling newsletter adverts over the past few years and $2750 from ads in February 2023. I have 9,000 subscribers but I make more than newsletter publishers with twice that. How? Because I focus on monetizing. I will teach you how to make money from your newsletter without any sales experience whatsoever.
In just 30 days, she reached 10,000 subscribers. At 8 months, that number grew to over 50,000. Within 12 months, the newsletter hit 100,000 subscribers. And just when you think that level of growth can’t continue, in just 3 years, it’s now at a staggering 250,000.
Abhi has built a systematic, well-organized system for managing his marketing, content creation, and monetization. As a result, the Psychology of Marketing newsletter he launched last year is growing at a steady pace, capturing the attention of both readers and sponsors.
Do you have what it takes to write a newsletter for an entire year without hitting 1,000 subscribers? That’s how Packy McCormick started out. While he has a large audience now, that first year was super slow growth. Eventually, things started to click. 1 year later he hit 50k. 8 months after that he hit 100k. And now, the Not Boring community has over 183k people and brings in more than $3 million per year.
Now let’s talk about the 2nd type of ad creative, which is also the easiest to start with. Static aka “image” ads. There are 4 elements to a static ad: The primary text, The image, The headline, The description. Here’s how to make each element convert viewers into clicks and subscribers.
I’m Yolanda Edwards, the founder of Yolo Journal, which is a travel lifestyle media brand I launched three years ago. I’ve been in the magazine business for 25 years–mostly at Conde Nast with a brief stint at Martha Stewart–and when I lost my job, I decided I wanted to create a magazine concept that I thought was missing in the market.
Harry Dry, built his 130k-person newsletter audience in around 3.5 years, using some of the smartest content distribution strategies I’ve ever seen. If you’ve been in the online space for a bit, you’ve probably heard of MarketingExamples.com.
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I've analyzed over 100 opt-in pages for newsletters in tech, business, and marketing. Together, they have over 29 million subscribers. In this report, you'll find what they have in common so that you can steal that for your own opt-in page.
How would you like to make millions of dollars per year from a newsletter that only takes around 30 minutes a day to write? And what if you could run this business without needing a huge team to manage (and pay)? That’s like an introvert’s dream…and that’s exactly what Dan Ni of the TLDR Newsletter has built.
In December 2020 I was hanging out with my family at a cabin in the mountains brainstorming what a local newsletter for Boise could look like. I’ve been a fan of what Andrew Wilkinson has done with Capital Daily for Victoria, BC and I love Boise at least as much as he loves Victoria.
My flagship product that I run is Alpha Letter. Alpha Letter is an investment newsletter that is focused on finding small out of favored value stocks that typical Wall Street hedge funds can’t or won’t touch.
Newsletters are hot right now and as of list week, with the launch of Free Smoke, James, Oren, and Colin are all building email lists in different niches. Selfishly, they had to bring Jack Raines of Young Money onto the pod to talk all things writing, building email lists, and developing relationships for distribution. Jack and YMCMB are on a remarkable trajectory right now so he’s the perfect guest for an inaugural email list deep dive on this topic.
I’m the creator of the Chief in the North Newsletter, a Substack publication dedicated to covering the Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL at large. I review and analyze the game film every week and try to unlock the secrets of NFL football for my readers
If you're hoping to grow an email list and monetize it, you've come to the right place. We're going to teach you how to start a newsletter for free. It's much easier than you may think, too. With that said, there is a lot that goes into this. From choosing the right type of newsletter to actually growing your subscriber list and nurturing those valuable relationships. Of course, monetizing that newsletter is an entirely separate story.
Local journalism is coming back in a big way. Here's how to strike out as a local publisher. Traditional newspapers have experienced many challenges due to the rise of the internet. However, local journalism is experiencing a resurgence in the form of email newsletters.
How wild would it be to start an email list one day, and 8 months later wake up with 42k subscribers? For context, that's an average of 5,250 subscribers per month. That's exactly what Nathan Baugh has done with his newsletter "World Builders", which is all about storytelling and business.
Here's how I got 10k subscribers in the first 100 days of my newsletter.
How To Get Your First 1,000 Newsletter Subscribers In 8 Simple Steps
One of the most underrated ways to grow your newsletter fast, and for free? Cross-promoting in other newsletters! It is simple; you share their newsletter in one of yours, and they do the same in theirs. With commitment and consistency, you will start gaining 100s of new subscribers every week! This template helps you plan and keep on track!
This report is packed with lessons we’ve learned from growing our own email list to 2m+ readers and millions of dollars in annual revenue. It’s also filled with the wisdom of dozens of other successful newsletter publishers -- from Morning Brew to Axios to AppSumo and more.
At NewsNook, we interview founders/leaders of successful newsletters and share the stories behind their newsletters. The stories provide advice and insights on into starting and building a successful newsletter. Our goal in sharing these stories is to help more people start and grow their newsletters.
Stop wasting time searching for willing cross promotion partners and get a list of newsletters who want to connect with other newsletters. Grow your subscribers together. Without churning out content, feeding the social algorithms or draining your bank account for paid ads.