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The 80/20 Rule: How one band uses ConvertKit to reach more fans

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Ryan Baustert, like most musicians, didn’t think about the business side of music when he first started booking gigs with his band Throw the Fight. They got their start back in 2003, playing in small clubs, house parties, and bars in the Wisconsin and Minneapolis area. 18 years later, they’ve sold 40,000 albums, have over 265,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, over 23,000 YouTube subscribers, and…

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How fabric designer Bonnie Christine doubled her email list 5 years running and created a million-dollar business

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Fabric designer Bonnie Christine never guessed that she would be running a million-dollar business someday. “I was crafty growing up. I loved to draw, but I wouldn't have considered myself an artist at the time,” she says. “I made enough progress for me to see it actually happening, and that definitely kept me going.” Bonnie Christine showing off one of her designs. Image via Bonnie…

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A daily dose of Stoicism: How author Ryan Holiday doubled his email list one newsletter at a time

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What do Marcus Aurelius, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and General James Mattis have in common? Their leadership style comes back to a 2,000-year-old philosophy: Stoicism. Modern day definitions often pin stoicism as emotionless or boring, but the tenets of the philosophy come down to four values: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. Stoicism boils down to a singular idea: we don’t always control what happens to…

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The power of a niche: How Monica Lent built a thriving paid community for developers

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“Niche down. Get super specific with your audience.” In your quest to become a successful creator, you’ve probably come across this popular tip—and you’re far from alone in this. Sure, the suggestion to focus on a niche audience is a great one, but it often doesn’t help you take that from theory to practice. You’re left wondering: How specific is specific enough? Is there a…

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