Substack makes it simple for a writer to start an email newsletter that makes money from subscriptions.
The publishing platform has gained much of its media attention from high earning, “celebrity” writers.
However, there is a growing “Substack middle class” that is emerging as part of the broader rise of the passion economy. And you don’t need to be a celebrity to make money writing a Substack newsletter.
Creators, including writers, photographers, and artists, are always looking for new ways to reach their target audiences, grow their networks, and make a living. Among the platforms that are helping to provide these opportunities are Patreon and Substack.
While different, both these websites have managed to attract creators looking for alternatives to traditional social media channels. Not totally familiar with either? In this article, you will learn more about Substack and Patreon and the different ways they cater to writers, including newsletter creators.
Substack is an amazing opportunity for writers looking to monetize their writing. However, creating a successful Substack newsletter is much more complex than writing traditional blog posts.
Creating a Medium publication is not necessarily easier than a Substack newsletter, but it doesn’t require the same level of planning, content curation, and high level vision, that goes into a Substack newsletter.
One of the only features that Substack does not currently have, that I wish were implemented, is the creation of a mobile app.
As many bloggers can attest, writing increasingly is taking place outside of the traditional office, desktop/laptop, and stationary desk configuration.
Many writers are balancing multiple jobs, and having the option to write on a mobile device is quite useful, as it extends your office to include any place where there is cell phone reception.
Luckily, there is a work around for Substack writers. …
If you are a writer publishing on Substack, the one question you have certainly asked yourself is:
“How can I increase the paid subscribers for my Substack newsletter?”
Below are 17 strategies that I have personally utilized to reach 250+ paying subscribers to my newsletter Blogging Guide.
When you sign up for Blogging Guide as a paying subscriber, you gain access to my back catalogue of premium posts and to any future subscriber only posts I write. However, this is true for any Substack publication and is frankly a dubious value proposition for readers ( i.e.Sure, …
If you have successfully created your first Substack newsletter, you may be wondering:
Is it possible to create multiple Substack newsletters under the same account?
The answer is yes. You can create multiple Substack publications under the same account.
Login to your first Substack newsletter. you must already be logged in for this method to work. Otherwise you will be prompted to create a new Substack user account (which is not what you are trying to do).
Click on the link below.
Enter the information for your new publication.
You can customize the new publication’s name, description, and even create…