I just surpassed 40 Newsletter Subscribers for Creativerly 🙌
Recently I decided to focus on growing a community around the newsletter. I set myself the goal of reaching 100 subscribers within 12 months. Since I focused only on improving the content over the first 6 months I did not do any marketing related stuff. Now there are only four months left to reach my goal. So I decided to start some marketing.
What hast worked best for me is being active in different communities. Creativerly is all about apps, tool, resources, books, and podcasts which boost your creativity and productivity. It is a knowledgebase dropping into your inbox every Sunday. Since the newsletter touches the fields of design, creativity, and products I started to actively post in different subreddits. But I also engaged with users and brands I like on twitter. This tactic quickly brought me 10 new subscribers within one month. I could have posted a lot more, so I am pretty happy with winning 10 subscribers.
I also started my personal blog where I share some insights on my side-projects and how they are evolving. My latest blog post is all about Creativerly. My blog is driving good traffic to the homepage of Creativerly. In all my blog posts I implemented a direct sign up form which makes it dead simple for people who land on my blog to sign up for the newsletter.
So far I am pretty happy with the result of my first marketing measures. If I still want to reach my goal of 100 subscribers within 12 months I definetely have to improve some stuff. I am also thinking of launching on Product Hunt but for that I have to polish my website a little bit I think and prepare some more stuff.
But overall, I love how this project is evolving and growing so far! 🙌