Writer Office Hours: Grow 📅

Have questions about growing on Substack? 

The Substack team, and your fellow writers, are here to help! 

Today we invited the writers who participated in Substack Grow to share what they learned about building a loyal readership and kickstarting paid subscriptions. 

Some territory covered in Substack Grow included:

  • How do you set realistic goals for growth?
    To get started, check out our goal-setting guide.

  • How might you go about crafting a launch announcement post?
    Judd Legum of Popular Information used his launch announcement to make a call to free readers to support accountability journalism. 

  • What ongoing tactics might you use to grow your free list?
    In our session on growing your free email list, Ali Abouelatta of First 1000 shared how he uses a schedule to keep on track with routine promotional tasks, like posting on social media and online groups.

Drop your questions and insights on growth in the thread and we’ll do our best to supercharge each other.

Our team will be in the thread today with Substack Grow writers from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EDT answering questions and sharing insights with you.

We’ll host this thread again next week. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.