Writer Office Hours 📅

Have questions about publishing, growing, or going paid on Substack? 

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

Each week on Thursdays, we’ll gather the writer community and members of our Community, Product, and Writer Development teams together in a thread like this one to answer writer questions for an hour. 

  • Have you fine-tuned your “About” page? Prospective readers go there first to learn more about your publication.
    Check out these top-notch “About” pages by Chaoyang Trap, Platformer, and GODDAMN BUFFALO for inspiration.

  • How do you encourage readers to engage more?
    Some inspiration: Valerie Monroe of How to Not F*ck Up Your Face asks and answers questions about beauty in the footer of each post. Mike Sykes of The Kicks You Wear re-posts reader photos of their own sneakers in his newsletters.

  • How many people from my email list might convert to a paid subscribers?
    To get started, check out our Going Paid guide and this recent Office Hours thread. Your fellow writers in this thread will have tips, too!

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

Our team will be in the thread today from 9 am - 10 am PST / 12 pm - 1 pm EST answering questions with you.

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

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