Only 100+ now though, haha!
But still, I'm proud to reach this milestone.
So, some lessons I learned and the things I did.
I changed from Mailchimp to Convertkit.
I really like the UI of Converkit better. It helps me set up Automations, Sequences and Tags way better than I was able to do in MC.
I shared my choice of changing to CK on Twitter, and even got a nice reply from Nathan (founder of CK) himself, yay!
My newsletter was a bit too long, so I made it shorter, focus on sharing, more than commenting.
Started theming the newsletter. The last one was filled with links to 3 great articles about how to monetize your content. Which got a better click and open rate than the general newsletters.
A/B tested landing pages. Currently, the jury's not out on which converts better (both ~20% which is pretty nice), so I need some more traffic.
Added a freebie for signing up. A series of articles covering Content Strategy. This helped a lot with the conversion to subscribing.
I started sharing my progress/tasks on Makerlog, which gave some traffic.
Not part of THIS milestone, but something I'm working on, is building a website around the newsletter. I'd like to create a place where all the curated things I share in the newsletter, are accessible to a broader audience.
This, in turn, will help me to rank in Google too.
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