We invited Polina Pompliano, who writes The Profile, to share her secret formula to reader trust and, ultimately, growth.
Thanks, Polina, for the helpful advice. The people I shout out tend to be either obscure scholars or dead, but hope springs eternal. 😂
Thank you. This is very helpful. The advice about not diversifying and doing a podcast if you can’t be consistent with it is very useful.
Great read. I like the idea of doubling down. Sometimes, I stretch myself too thin trying to diversify.
One question I have is how big the publication was before The Rock tweet and after. As well as month-over-month growth since launch
Through my own experience and research, I've noticed that there's usually some sort of catalyst that really gets some good momentum
"Every article is a serendipity vehicle." I love this quote, it's so true! I also follow the wisdom of "Treat your ten subscribers the same way you would treat a 1000".
Thank you, Polina. Some good advice in there for us.
The Rock is a nice person and fun actor to watch. I need to make a list of the movies he's in for moviewise's "Movie Lists!" https://moviewise.substack.com/s/movie-lists
This is great advice. Thanks so much for the insight, Polina!
This sounds like I'm doing things right. I've been releasing stuff weekly since February and it seems to be helping.
This was awesome! Some very cool advice in there...
Thanks Polina. This article has given me a balanced perspective. Don't rush into diversifying straight up. Good advice! I'll work at getting the basics right first... good consistent writing.
So inspirational. I hope I can do the same. I love talking about finance so if anyone is interested, please feel free to comment on my posts. I’d love to know your thoughts on what to do with your money. Most kind regards!!
OK this was definitely something I needed to read, at present I don't have my own writer website and I'm brand new to the Freelance Writing industry. I've got writing samples alongside a couple of blogs I wrote in Dec and Jan on my profile across a range of platforms, Substack included. And now I'm thinking about the time I need to invest to grow my followers, readers, subscribers across each platform. Some are just static platforms where clients will be able to see my writing samples and portfolio whereas others have earning potential, e.g. Substack, Medium etc. So I think I need to take stock re how best to grow my Freelance writing (blogging), writing for clients and pitching/applying for freelancing gigs, otherwise I'll end up doing about 5% of 10 things rather than 100% of three things!