Hetty shares insights on launching paid subscriptions with the To Vegetables, With Love community’s support from Pledges, and how she’s integrated her Substack into her life as a book author and recipe developer.
I'm new to the platform, so I hope to get to know it a little better to enjoy it
Hi Substack, I really wish there was a way to pay a small one-time fee to read specific articles. There are many instances where I’d like to read just a single article from a publication, but I don’t want to commit to the subscription model. I really hope that you’ll offer something like this in the future, as it would make readership more accessible to many folks!
If you are going to insist on "paid only" you are going to destroy your company. Obviously I am speaking directly to the Substack.com business. I suppose it is not obvious. All your positive social value will be squandered. I believe this. I just saw it happen on "MEdium." They blew it. They lost me.
Your page is visually yummy!! Thank you
Interesting insights. It's every creators dilemma deciding if/when they should go paid.
Great work! Your storytelling struck a chord. As someone who also goes into these themes in my publication, 'Peaceful Pages', I admire your ability to articulate such profound tips and ideas. Keep the insights coming!
Curious how you choose the writers that you interview for this ... would love to throw my own hat in the ring if possible. I have been a full-time writer for two decades and was burning out and changing my writing model over the past few years (with a paid newsletter on Patreon for a time) when I found Substack a few months ago and have gone all-in. It's an amazing community and although I'm slowly growing from a small base, I'm loving it here.
Good morning Hetty! Congratulations on your journey. I haven't started to post as yet. Getting to understand and learn more as I'm new to Substack.
Thanks for sharing this, Hetty! I am a new writer just getting started, and this was so helpful. It can be overwhelming at first, so your process was super helpful. Plus, I am a big Whole Foods foodie, and loved your vibe!
Love this Hetty! So many great ideas popping!
For shame, how did I not know about the wonderful Hetty having a Substack!
This must be the best job in the world, to think about food, theorize it, apply it, then write about it.
I now have 5 individuals I follow on Substack - I enjoy their work and indeed value it however when the cost to go paid for these 5 individuals would be close to $500/year, it's just not a feasible option.
What a cool story! Go Hetty! 🎉
Love this! I hope I can get paid subscribers too so I can create more things.