Writer Office Hours 📅

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

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

Today we’re hosting Office Hours with a special guest, Casey Botticello, author of Blogging Guide, a newsletter focused on helping writers navigate the digital publishing landscape and earn money from their writing. Casey knows a lot about publishing and Substack. We’ll be in the thread to answer writer questions for an hour with Casey and the Substack writer community.

  • How do you increase paid subscribership?
    To get started: Casey shares 17 strategies he used to reach 100+ paid subscribers on Substack in two months plus a whole host of learnings from writing on Substack.

  • Seeking inspiring ways to celebrate with readers?
    Check out The Persuasion Festival. Writers, contributors, and friends are coming together to celebrate all they have accomplished in defending and reinvigorating the values of a free and fair society in their first year on Substack.

  • Curious what style of writing works best on Substack?
    Over 325 unique publications were mentioned in the Shoutout Thread last week. Lyle writes memoir-style with a dash of advice column. Sneaky Art posts drawings from sketchbooks in public places. So Relatable shares delicious snacks with a curated list of reads on creative process and writing. A wide array of different writing styles were on display.

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

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

We’ll host this thread again next week with a special guest from Substack’s Product team who is are eager to learn more about the publishing tools writers most want. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.

Looking for more ways to connect with writers? Casey hosts a Substack Writers Facebook group.