What’s that, I hear? You want to start a newsletter?
Well, that sounds easy and fun. We were young and naive once too. The thing is, the starting line is full of traps, obstacles, tricks & tom foolery for those who aren’t prepared.
Let’s save you some of the heartache on figuring out what your two little happy hands are going to be tappety-tapping about over the next days, weeks, months, years.
The fame, the fortune, the newsletter subscribers. All tantalizing but alas, how do you make sure what you will write about is what the people want to hear?
First of all, we have a model to determine if your newsletter can go paid and become sustainable. Here’s our two cents:
Ask yourself if you have the Three C’s: Curious + Crowd + Cash. Simple rule of thumb: if you don’t have all three, don’t do it. That’s our advice. If you do have them, you might just have yourself a winner.
Lastly - think about who you want to do it with. As with anything in life, you are more likely to continue and succeed with a bud. That’s why accountability buddies work, why AA sponsors work, why investors like to see two founders.
Grow Getters started because I (Codie) wrote out how I got my first 10k subscribers at Contrarian Thinking and people loved it, but it didn't fit with my niche (important) on my other newsletter. Which is all about contrarian thinking and how to profit unconventionally weekly. So I thought, there's something here - but I can’t do it alone. Then asked myself, who do I know who knows more than I do on this? Enter Ilona and Olman... and once Olman came up with the name and Ilona the logo, we were off to the races.
We will respond to any and all questions and help you narrow down from meh to uhhh can you sign me up for that???
Last week we had 2,100 this week 2,212. So 112 new subscribers. Bit by bit baby!
Grow Onto Others,
Ilona, Codie, & Olman