Tag Archives: ConvertKit

How to thrive in business as a sensitive person


It started with a girl; Austin Church’s first middle school crush: I did not know how to process what I was feeling, so I wrote poetry and told no one about it. No one. I had enough social savvy to know it would have been social suicide to be writing poetry as a 7th grader. But he kept writing, secretly. He also became obsessed with…

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How to grow your email list for free in 2021


Jump ahead Why focus on growing your email list in 2021? 3 steps to growing your list for free Ready to start growing your email list in 2021?   Have you ever heard that you need an email list? Maybe you’ve seen marketers or other creators sharing this mind-boggling statistic: For every $1 spent on email, you get $38 back. Many people talk about email…

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ConvertKit’s October 2020 Deliverability Report


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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Focusing on the work you were created for


It started with piano (and Whitney Houston). Eight-year-old Vannesia Darby watched The Preacher’s Wife almost every day, so when she saw the Whitney Houston song from the movie – “I Believe in You and Me” – in her mom’s piano book, she thought: I have to learn how to play this song. Vannesia had never been trained on how play the piano before. Her mom…

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How to create a newsletter in under 30 minutes


Jump ahead What’s the point of creating a newsletter? Why you need to create a newsletter How to start a newsletter and craft your first one Writing your first ConvertKit newsletter   No one likes looking at a blank screen. Especially when that blank screen comes complete with a blinking cursor, that universal symbol that says you need to write something. In fact, a blank…

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60+ unique digital product ideas for every niche


Jump ahead Digital product ideas to sell online Photography and videography Educational resources Templates Design Recordings Tech What digital product will you sell?   Picture this: you wake up in the morning and have a million items to check off your to-do list. Client work, content creation, product development, accounting, inbox management…you get the idea. If you’re like most creators, the above situation isn’t difficult…

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Black Friday discounts: 7 clever ways creators can use discounts to boost sales this season


Jump ahead The psychology of discounting: Why everyone loves a deal Seven types of discounting for creators to increase revenue Sell more products using discounting today   Everyone loves a bargain. Buying something you’ve had your eye on for a while—and saving a bunch of money in the process—gives you an instant feeling of gratification. It turns out those “smart-shopper feelings” are well-understood—and they don’t…

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How to create a one-page website that gets results


Jump ahead What is a one-page website? How is a one-page website different from a landing page? 5 benefits of a one-page website for selling your products or services 7 one-page website best practices (and examples to inspire you!) Create your one-page website in ConvertKit for free You’re working hard on building your audience. You’re ready to get even more focused and launch a website…

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How switching to ConvertKit helped double my newsletter subscribers


Jump ahead What made me decide to switch to ConvertKit? The migration process Results since switching to ConvertKit Future plans for continued newsletter growth The real goal of a creator’s newsletter   As a full-time freelance writer, my newsletter is all about teaching what I know, having a place to write in my own voice, and most importantly: building personal connections with my subscribers. This…

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13 simple ways to promote your YouTube videos (without spending a fortune)


Jump ahead Why YouTube video promotion is so important Step #1: Optimize and promote your YouTube videos Step #2: Promote your YouTube channel Step #3: Promote your channel outside of YouTube Stop waiting for your videos to go viral   Nearly every day, I wind up reading a new story of a YouTuber becoming an overnight sensation—but for most creators, “going viral” is a terrible…

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This Week in Commerce: How a dietitian used ConvertKit Commerce to earn over $3,000 with their live webinar


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. Start selling within minutes As a creator, you deserve to get paid for your work. ConvertKit Commerce is ready-made to help you sell digital products. Get paid with ConvertKit Commerce How…

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30+ of the best newsletter names (and how to name yours)


Jump ahead Why your newsletter needs a name How to name your newsletter 5 places to include your newsletter name Ready to start something new? ConvertKit can help   Something magical happens when you give your project a name. It becomes real. That idea that you’ve tossed around for a month, a year, or (be honest) a lifetime starts to solidify. Whether an email newsletter…

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8 delightful email newsletter examples from creators (and ideas for growing your own)


Jump ahead What makes a great email newsletter? 7 types of content you can include in your newsletter 5 inspiring email newsletter examples from creators #1: Bake Club by Christina Tosi #2: Maker Mind by Anne-Laure Le Cunff #3: Austin Kleon’s weekly newsletter #4: First Person Artist by Kimberly Brooks #5: Work In Progress by Jay Clouse Launch your email newsletter with ConvertKit These days,…

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ConvertKit’s September 2020 Deliverability Report


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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The complete guide to email drip campaigns


Jump ahead What is an email drip campaign Why creators should use email drip campaigns Types of email drip campaigns How to set up an email drip campaign in ConvertKit Chances are that somewhere along your creative business journey, someone told you to start an email list. Maybe they said: “It’s the best way to do marketing–way better than social media!” So you started an…

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Top 4 takeaways from Season 1 of Deliverability Defined


In episode 20 of the Deliverability Defined podcast, Melissa and I discuss the 4 biggest takeaways from season 1. 4 top takeaways from the season We’ve made it through the inaugural season of Deliverability Defined! Since we’ve covered so many important deliverability topics over the course of this season, we wanted to bring you our top takeaways. If you do nothing else, these strategies will…

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