On a whim I decided to create my first Gumroad info product, an epub & PDF of the first 10 articles I have written for Rosieland.
I started a paid newsletter a few months back and wondered whether I could package up some of the articles I've written to give people a taster of what I've been writing about.
I thought it would be interesting to see if people would be interested in the content as a one off payment, instead of being committed to regular payments.
Even though I talk about rosie.land as a paid newsletter, it's really a community, newsletter is just a part of it. There is a knowledgebase, weekly meetups, and soon a little forum too. I run it on Substack, but I decided to move away from that, hopefully in the next few weeks (which is why I have opted for a forum).
I thought it would take me an hour or so to edit the content into readable formats, but it ended taking me 4 hours or so. I used Ulysses, as I already had it, and it was pretty painless tbh, I just had a little bit of a learning curve to figure out how it all works.
I think I could do the editing next time in 2 hours.
Gumroad was super easy to set up, no more than 30 minutes to sort it all out.
I launched with a simple Tweet, I'll probably promote it to my free email subscribers on Monday and also add it to my knowledgebase for easy access for my paid subscribers.