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I'd like any workshop on this to cover more about special promotions. Discounts, time-limited offers, interesting CTAs around this I believe may be important to boost conversion especially at time of launch. How to create urgency, impulse conversions and FOMO when differentiation has been achieved.

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Not sure if I'll ever go paid but this was definitely a helpful guide. Any tips on increasing your audience for paid when you don't have a huge following?

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Saving this for later

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Will the video of the event go up after or some kind of article on what advice was given? I gotta work during the call so I can't make it, but would love to learn from it

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Huge thanks...this is extremely helpful - saves me a bunch of time!

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Can Substack make money from my presence? It may need to find a way because I prefer to remain free from reader payments. For a decade my readers have been seeing my work free of charge, on Facebook, Twitter and Discord. I cannot bring myself to slip behind a paywall now. That would be so disrespectful to the loyal followers I have who followed me here.

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Loved this resource. Though I don't plan to go paid anytime soon, it's definitely informative to learn whatโ€™s possible.

Share your Substacks. I'm open to subscribing to reed something new. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿš€

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Do we need Twitter if SubStack is about growing a community without using algorithms?

One of my subscribers nearly didnโ€™t sign up because she thought she had to be on Twitter to subscribe. (I managed to convince her that Twitter wasnโ€™t necessary. )

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I love the embedded PDF guide - is it possible for writers to easily create a similar PDF version of their post (with the Substack symbol in the top left corner)?

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Great to read and plenty to work on.

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Some good suggestions in here, didn't know we could send targeted emails to specific readers. Will use this the next time I give away subscriptions so I can engage those most likely to want one.

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I started paid subscriptions this week because of two reasons: 1) Someone offered to pay for posts 2) I got laid off with only 48 hours notice. I have been writing my newsletter for over three years, so it's time.

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In my experience, it takes one good viral post. Everything rolls from there. It might happen in the first year, or the next year, and your chances increase with consistent postings, ... but ultimately you write for sheer Substack luck.

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How about SUBSTACK promoting us? It's the same with all the marketplace sales platforms. Take the money and do very little to market its clients.

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