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Which type of landing page is right for you?

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Jump ahead Best practices for any landing page 10 types of landing page Link pages Ebook landing pages Webinar landing pages Event landing pages Newsletter landing pages Video landing pages Podcast landing pages Coming soon landing pages Product landing pages Profile landing pages Which type of landing page will you create? Whether you need to promote your podcast or attract subscribers to your newsletter, a…

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Deliverability terminology you need to know

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Jump ahead Deliverability terminology Links Try ConvertKit's deliverability in action Stay in Touch   In episode 17 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, Melissa and I define the deliverability terminology that anyone who sends emails should be familiar with in order to reach the inbox of their subscribers. Deliverability terminology Delivery When an email is successfully accepted by the receiver’s mailbox at the end of the…

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This Week in Commerce: How a cosmetologist made $1,500 pre-selling his course with ConvertKit Commerce 

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As the ConvertKit Commerce beta launch continues, we're here for another installment of This Week in Commerce– your insider's peek into how creators like you are using the new tool and updates on what's coming next. How a cosmetologist made $1,500 pre-selling his course with ConvertKit Commerce The creator: James Jemison is a digital product creator for The Hair Constructor where he helps wig makers and hairstylists…

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When is the best time to send a newsletter?

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Jump ahead The best days to send emails The best hours, or time of day, to send newsletters Don’t send your newsletters until you’ve considered these keys How to pick the best time to send a newsletter Start sending your newsletters at the right time   You put a lot of effort into your newsletters. You fret over the right design to use (or whether…

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It’s time to Get Out the Vote!

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After the May 25th murder of George Floyd, protests erupted across the US and the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. At ConvertKit we felt this movement deeply and wanted to be a part of the work as a company. You can read our response here. One of the key components of our response was a promise to help get out the…

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ConvertKit’s August 2020 Deliverability Report

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One of our values at ConvertKit is to work in public. We strive for transparency, which is why we share information that is typically kept private, such as our finances. One commonly asked question by creators looking for a new email marketing platform is, “How is your email deliverability?” Here is our monthly deliverability report to answer that question: If you missed previous Deliverability reports,…

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13 best newsletter tools to grow your business

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Jump ahead How to choose the right newsletter tool for your business The 13 best newsletter software tools for creators How to set up a free email newsletter with ConvertKit ConvertKit’s email software will grow with you and your business   Starting an email list is an exciting and daunting time for many creators. You might ask yourself, “does my audience really want to hear…

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Pros and Cons of Inbox Placement Tests

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Jump ahead Inbox placement tests Inbox placement test pros Inbox placement test cons Links   In episode 16 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, Melissa and I discuss inbox placement tests, how they can be helpful, and how they can fall short. Inbox placement tests Inbox placement tests allow you to know whether your emails are being placed in the inbox, spam folder, or are missing…

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This Week in Commerce: How a content creator made over $2,000 on their first digital product

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As the ConvertKit Commerce beta launch continues, we're here for another installment of This Week in Commerce– your insider's peek into how creators like you are using the new tool and updates on what's coming next. How a content creator used ConvertKit Commerce to sell his first digital product The creator: Joe Previte is a creator and teacher who is helping developers learn quickly. One way he…

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Audience over ego

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It was April 2009, and Srini Rao graduated with an MBA – and no job offers. The economy had just crashed. So when he heard about someone creating a website called “Twitter Should Hire Me” that got a ton of press and subsequent job offers, he thought, why not try something similar? He called his website “100 Reasons You Should Hire Me.” There was just…

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September features update: Grow your audience by sharing more content

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Jump ahead Link Pages Galleries Social media icons Instagram feeds Grow your audience by sharing more content Creators are always looking for new ways to share their content to grow their audience. Whether it’s their social media posts, their latest documentary, a song they just produced, a new recipe for their audience, or simply the freshest post from their blog, creators need a way to…

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How-to create a newsletter in ConvertKit that people love reading

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Jump ahead: Best practices for subscriber signups Best practices for newsletter design Best practices for sending your newsletter Create a newsletter your audience will love   You’ve crafted an irresistible lead magnet, your subscribers are slowly but surely starting to increase and now it’s time to send out your newsletter! The only problem? You feel completely overwhelmed at the thought of writing your newsletter and…

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Frequently asked questions about deliverability

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Jump ahead Deliverability FAQs Links Try ConvertKit's deliverability in action Stay in touch   In episode 15 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, Melissa and I answer the most common questions we are asked about deliverability: Deliverability FAQs As you’ve no doubt discovered, email deliverability is a complex topic. There are a number of factors that affect deliverability for senders, and it’s easy to get lost…

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This Week in Commerce: How a coach used Commerce to make 3 sales in 24 hours

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As the ConvertKit Commerce beta launch continues, we're here for another installment of This Week in Commerce– your insider's peek into how creators like you are using the new tool and updates on what's coming next. How a coach used ConvertKit Commerce to start selling their consulting templates in just 24 hours The creator: Dr. Deana Stevenson is an Educational Consultant and Coach at DocDeana Enterprises, LLC…

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Does Gmail filter emails based on political beliefs?

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In episode 14 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, Melissa and I debunk the idea that Gmail filters messages to spam based on political affiliation: Deliverability is a recent concern for some politicians It’s election season, and with that comes controversy, advertising, and extra emails in your inbox. In recent years, there have been claims that email providers, specifically Gmail, have filtered emails based on political…

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This Week in Commerce: How an online coach uses Commerce to validate their digital course idea with a presale

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As ConvertKit Commerce beta testing continues, we're here for another installment of This Week in Commerce– your insider's peek into how creators like you are using the new tool and updates on what's coming next. How an online coach uses ConvertKit Commerce to validate their digital course idea with a presale The creator: Zig Zsiga has been in the networking industry for 20 years. He is currently…

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How to survive as an indie musician

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The band Throw the Fight began like most bands do – playing in small clubs for “zero people” (unless you count the other bands waiting to go on, the bartender, or maybe the sound guy in the back). “There were so many bad shows,” lead guitarist Ryan Baustert remembers, but those were also the shows where they honed their craft. Even when no one showed…

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How to get more views on YouTube | 5 key strategies that work fast

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Jump ahead Focus on YouTube SEO Increase watch time Improve clickthrough rate Encourage engagement Promote your video Get YouTube subscribers to join your email list   Creating valuable video content can take hours, not to mention all the time spent planning and strategizing. So the last thing you want is for your time and effort to go to waste. Which means you need your videos…

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How to get more YouTube subscribers: 7 top tips from a top YouTuber

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Jump ahead Know your audience Create video content your audience will love Promote your videos and grow your subscribers Create your own definition of success Ali Abdaal never set out to build a huge audience on YouTube. In fact, when Ali uploaded his first vlog in mid-2017, he simply wanted to document his final year at Cambridge—and maybe have some fun along the way. “I…

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