⚡ #104: How to get your readers addicted to your newsletter.

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Are your newsletter readers addicted?

How one newsletter is getting readers hooked.

I used to be addicted to Starbucks. And it wasn’t for the coffee or food — it was their rewards program.

I needed those rewards.

So I stopped at Starbucks every morning on my way to work. I saved up those precious rewards to get the free drink or meal or whatever.

It got so bad I had to cut up my Gold card and delete the Starbucks app altogether. Their rewards program had me firmly within its grasp — so much so that stopping there every morning was a habit I had to go to extreme measures to shake.

And I’m sure I wasn’t alone.

What if your newsletter could have the same effect?

What if you could render your readers as driven as I was to stop at Starbucks every morning?

What if your newsletter was irresistible to open? That’d be pretty powerful.

Well, I just discovered a newsletter that’s my new Starbucks Rewards addiction.

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Your Growth Currency ⚡ This Week

"Knowledge is the currency of growth."


Picking The Right Email Platform For Your Indie Newsletter by Dan O'Shinsky

My Take: It's one of the most common questions when starting a newsletter. "Which platform to choose?" If you're struggling to decide, first read this guide by Dan. Then STOP plan-crastinating, pick one (it doesn't matter which at the start), and start publishing 😁


10 downloadable lead magnets to grow your email list (with templates) by Kayla Hollatz

My Take: Lead magnet templates for checklists, worksheets, printables, workbooks, and more. No more excuses now to get that lead magnet LIVE!


5 Tips To Write More Like A Human (And Less Like An AI Bot) by Simon Linde

My Take: I have yet to write about ChatGPT (you're welcome?), but I might be the only one. I appreciate posts like this especially because they give you clear examples of how to make your writing BETTER by making it more appealing, engaging, and human.


The Guide To Increasing Your Newsletter Revenue: What Advertisers Want by Sonal Mandalia

My Take: Knowing what your advertisers want to know is pretty important if you're going be pitching ads. Anyone who is looking to make ad revenue from their newsletter should be reading this.

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Growth in Reverse by Chenell Basilio

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It was a hard week for our family. My wife's mother passed away last week.

While our hearts are broken for her loss, we hold the memories of her dearly and look forward to remembering and honoring her life over the next few weeks with close family.

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