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- May 20, 2014
I've been following you on twitter for sometime now, and I'd have to say I have to sit down with a pen and paper to take notes from your tweets I tried replying to comments for a month on reddit, maybe I should start getting on quora as well.
P.S: Thanks for all the value you provide Andy, much appreciated.
Thanks @MTF.Awesome post, thank you!
I'm currently on one of Cole's courses "Ship 30 for 30".Nicolas Cole (the author of the book I listed above) was the number one author on Quora for views one particular year. He knows his stuff.
I loved how one of his tweets succinctly put into words what I was struggling to say for a while:
“Building an audience isn’t a goal. It’s a by-product.”
Oh interesting. I see the #ship30for30 stuff in my timeline. I swear I ignore those tweets where I have to click the essay to open up 250 words in an image and try to zoom in on my phone. If you're doing those then I think you'll be better going native and creating a thread. Before you create threads I suggest getting good at single tweets.I'm currently on one of Cole's courses "Ship 30 for 30".
It's essentially a 30 day daily writing challenge.
I managed two weeks before cocking up. Bank holiday weekend
Anyways, it's getting me closer to where I need to be.
I've really enjoyed reading through this thread and seeing your journey of ~3 years.
Can you possibly give an update on your current tech stack as well as numbers?
I don’t know if anyone else in the forum is dabbling with paid email newsletters.I'm curious. In your experience what is generally the best ratio between free articles and member-only paid articles?
Obviously you want to lure people in with your free articles but also make your paid subscribers feel like they're getting a great deal.
Also....are there any other threads on the forum of people doing similar that you're aware of? Would love to follow.
It doesn’t trouble me. I like these tools to get started quickly, but wouldn’t (just) grow on a platform that could pull the plug.Saw this and it really troubled me.
Made me wonder about switching to a platform like Ghost.
Selling information is difficult these days with all the free internet information but if someone could find me information on who would buy what they literally could get rich quick.I love the simplicity of Google Alerts and a curated newsletter. I haven’t looked at the maths… that’s not what I thought was clever about this.
The opportunity is that there’s too much information. Some people will pay if you save their time trawling through it all and can summarise it for them.Selling information is difficult these days with all the free internet information but if someone could find me information on who would buy what they literally could get rich quick.
I think this is more true than ever. I will gladly pay money to skip having to sit through an 8-hour course that could have been done in 1 hour.The opportunity is that there’s too much information. Some people will pay if you save their time trawling through it all and can summarise it for them.
I like the one-to-many nature of email newsletters. I'm not sold on having and growing a community. A community is many-to-many and I feel I have to then manage that too. I think newsletters can scale easier.I like newsletters. There's things in there that you don't get from books and they talk about things that are happening nowm
I was signed up to Dan Kennedy's and Perry Marshall's but then the pandemic stopped them from getting delivered on time or delivered at all.
I think I was paying $100 per month for both so it is a pretty good money maker.
That's exactly why I made my Google Ads Jumpstart course an hour long. I know there's people who will pay more for a shorter course.I think this is more true than ever. I will gladly pay money to skip having to sit through an 8-hour course that could have been done in 1 hour.
My lists are tiny but have good open rates (60%+).By the way Andy, do you get a lot of replies and conversations from the people on your email list?
I'm doing a side-hustle thing with another person and we have an email list (giving free valuable information). We get a fairly high open rate on the emails, but almost never anyone replies or ask us anything about the information they are learning from us.
We do ask questions in the emails to encourage some conversations with anyone on our list.
Of course, it could just be that our information isn't good enough for anyone to care.
Yeah, I hear you. I wouldn’t build a business on it, but how could it fit into our own marketing system/stack?Might be good for those just starting. Personally, I doubt I'll go near Facebook for anything other than ads ever again. They've already proven to censor whatever they don't like, even if it isn't illegal or even controversial. In other words, your entire business model here centers around your willingness to comply with Facebook's agenda.
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