March 26, 2020

Here is how I gained 500 subscribers.

Shiva Prabhakaran @shiva_prabhakaran

This is a project that I started in October of last year.

And since the Coronavirus outbreak, the number of people signing up for the newsletter has been increasing rapidly.

Just in the last 2 weeks, I've seen over 100 signups.

How did this happen?

  1. Reached out to people who lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus on Twitter.
  2. I asked them to share this with their friends and colleagues.
  3. I added a line to my newsletter asking people to share it with their network, 2 people did and I got a few sign ups from that.

Since then, I switched from Mailchimp to Substack for easier management.

Plus, I just re-launched on product hunt today:

Please do check this out there and let me know what you think.

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