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This is Growth Currency⚡ #65 — your weekly dose of non-Elon news 🐦
A special welcome to the 41 newest members of the Growth Currency⚡ newsletter community, including Mark, Randy, Terry, Mike, Jake, Cam, Meredith, Mohit, Dawn, and Tom—to name a few!
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Introducing: Growth Experiments with Growth Currency & SparkLoop⚡
You want to grow your newsletter, right?
Me too. Let's do it together!
I've partnered with my new friends at SparkLoop to conduct some 30-day experiments over the next few months. We're trying a few different growth strategies and sharing it all in public!
The first experiment kicks off May 1st! Stay tuned and follow me on Twitter for more details »
We recently recorded this Twitter Space to set the stage: How to grow your newsletter with a lead magnet »
The Most Overlooked Factor For Newsletter Success
I started noticing this odd trailer in a front yard in my neighborhood.
For a few weeks as I'd drive by while driving my kids to school, something new would appear.
First it was the trailer. Then a picnic table. Some chairs. An ‘Open’ sign.
Then a larger sign: “Brew Fellas”
Turns out it was a coffee shop—fully licensed, serving fresh coffee in a front yard. Like an adult version of a lemonade stand. Except caffeinated, and in a food truck.
“Cool, I’m gonna check it out!”
One morning I parked on the side of the road and grabbed a coffee served to me by Ian. Ian’s a retiree. He decided to build a mobile coffee shop with his daughter.
But there was a problem: his daughter bailed while they were mid-build. Ian went ahead with the mobile coffee shop anyway. Now he’s parked on his daughter’s yard, serving coffee and doughnuts—all by himself.
As I chatted with him, he said something that struck me.
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YOUR GROWTH CURRENCY ⚡ THIS WEEK
"Knowledge is the currency of growth."
⚡ 10 Unconventional Lessons I've learned to help you grow your own creative projects by Jeremy Enns [🧵]
I have loads of respect for Jeremy. He just published his 100th edition of his fantastic newsletter called Creative Wayfinding—and has nearly crossed the 2,000 subscriber mark. Lessons #1 & #3 resonated with me big time.
⚡ How I Started A $1K/Month Blog And Newsletter with Pete Codes (via Starter Story)
I love Pete's story. It reminds me a lot about starting my newsletter and the trials of attempting to monetize it with ads. This is a deep dive with loads of nuggets—including some hard lessons Pete learned that you can avoid.
⚡Squibler.io — Dubbed "the most dangerous writing app" because, well, stop typing and find out for yourself 😉
⚡7 ConvertKit Experts Share ConvertKit’s Most Underrated Features by Eric Melchor
Not using ConvertKit yet? Here's a great list of reasons to come aboard. Oh—you ARE using ConvertKit? Awesome. You should still check this out and take notes ;)
Who are these CK experts?
→ Jay Clouse
→ Aquila Farrell
→ Justin Moore
→ Jason Resnick
→ Julia Taylor
⚡ 12 Lead Magnet Ideas for Your Website by Daria Voronina (via SEMRush)
Lead magnets are a great way to grow your email list. Use this resource to get some ideas on content you can use to build out a lead magnet yourself.
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Thanks for being here and hanging out at the end with me.
I joked about non-Elon news at the beginning of this email, but Twitter is my #1 avenue for promotion and engagement. I'm not sure what the future holds but I'm remaining as optimistic as possible.
And worst case scenario, you're here reading this. Not on a rented platform.
(that's your cue to start building an email list ;)
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And in case you missed it, here are last week's TWO most popular links:
#1: The Top 5 Email Newsletter Platforms—and the one you should choose by Dylan Redekop (me!)
#2: How 7-Figure Newsletters Make Money by Ethan Brooks (of The Hustle) [🧵]
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