Tag Archives: ConvertKit

How podcaster Jay Clouse uses ConvertKit to reach 25,000 listeners every month

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It’s a classic conundrum: Quality vs. consistency. Do you churn out piece after piece after piece, focusing on doing something every day to avoid perfection paralysis? Or do you focus on painstaking work delivered every once in a while? As a creator, it often feels like you have to choose. But for podcaster Jay Clouse, it’s all about getting the best of both. “There's a…

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How to build your first home recording studio on a budget

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It used to be that you had to know someone who knows someone to get professional-sounding recordings of your music. Maybe you were like Queen and lucked into testing out a new studio's equipment. Or perhaps your cousin recorded church choirs a la That Thing You Do. Thankfully, computers have democratized the recording process. Now, you can record GRAMMY-worthy tracks from the comfort of your…

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ConvertKit’s August 2021 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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Make your first impression count with a remarkable musician bio

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If you're here, you probably already know that having a solid musician bio is incredibly important. It is! It's how a lot of people get to know you before (for example, journalists who are sent your electronic press kit) or directly after first hearing your music. Writing a musician bio for yourself sounds like the easiest thing in the world—that is, until you sit down…

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The 6 questions to answer before writing your Twitter threads

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: you read a Twitter thread from somebody that made you think, “Wow, that was really good.” Your creative mind immediately sparked an idea. What if you wrote threads too? Could you grow your Twitter following? Break down long videos and articles into bite-sized tweets? Promote your products through strategically written threads? The answer is yes, to all the above.…

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How Elizabeth McCravy made over $60k in sales with a personality quiz

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Disclosure: This case study mentions Interact. Interact is an integration partner with ConvertKit. Who else remembers taking Seventeen magazine quizzes with your best friends? Talk about nostalgia. Looking back, you might gawk at how cheesy these quizzes were. “What’s your perfect pet?” quiz. Image via Pinterest.But the reality is, personality tests have come a long way. Quizzes aren’t just for finding out your perfect pet.…

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Sell more digital products with these 3 advanced pricing strategies

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You don’t need to spend your life savings on your business idea. Less than $100 per month is enough to turn your digital business into a full-time income. That makes digital products the ideal choice for writers, coaches, and consultants looking to build a sustainable business. Digital products can be sold for $100 thousands of times, but cost less than a few hundred dollars a…

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How artist Jaime Barks spends weeks in the backcountry—and still runs her business

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If you had told artist Jaime Barks back in 2020 that 2021 would be her best year ever as an artist, she would have laughed. The outdoor-inspired painter from Chattanooga, TN used nature as her escape and inspiration during lockdown, slowly pivoting from in-person events and sales to an online gallery, sending a regular newsletter, and managing an ecommerce site. Painter Jaime Barks spends as…

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Demystifying podcast metrics: The top 7 stats for savvy podcasters

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Imagine a road trip without any signs. Not a single indicator for what road you’re on, which exit you’re approaching, or how fast you can go. Sure, you’d still have your road trip playlist and snacks to keep you company. With the right outlook, it could even be fun. But you can probably forget about making it to your intended destination in good time. Hosting…

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Is your podcast helping you grow your business? Here’s how to find out

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Your podcast downloads are climbing up and up every week, and you just landed a dream guest. It feels like your podcast is growing—and that’s a wonderful feeling. Do you know what’s really making all the difference, though? Could you pinpoint what percent of customers converted because of your podcast? Are you aware of which promotional channels are bringing in the most listeners? If you…

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Building a home for the business of hip-hop

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When I first meet Dan Runcie, the walls in his home office in San Francisco are bare. The room is relatively empty aside from his desk, computer, white board, box light, podcast mic, and piano keyboard.  Dan and his wife moved to this apartment last year and are still putting the place together, he explains. But a week later he posts an Instagram story showing…

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ConvertKit’s July 2021 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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10 strategies to use YouTube and TikTok to build your online presence

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Video is the #1 type of content consumed today. At the rate we’re going, we’ll see more than one billion videos uploaded every second by 2022. But when I say “video,” so many creators tell me, “Oh, I don’t do video. I’m not funny.” I totally get it. But in order to be successful today as a creator, you have to prioritize channels like YouTube,…

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10 exceptional welcome email examples you can steal (and why they work)

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Every time a new subscriber joins your email list, they’ve let you into what’s arguably the most personal space on the internet: their email inbox. It’s where you can have one-on-one conversations with them, hear about the problems they hope to solve and personalize everything you send them. But to get that exclusive invitation, just like with anything in life, you need to leave a…

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Ask our experts: Other than open rates, what should creators focus on to measure success?

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Open rates have been considered a vanity metric for a long time. There are several factors that make open tracking inaccurate. And with the latest Apple announcement, open rates will soon become even less reliable when it comes to measuring the success of your email efforts. For many senders, open rates were the metrics they have historically focused on most. Now they’re left wondering, “what…

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32 of the best podcast names (and how to name your podcast)

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Your podcast name is your first impression. It’s what makes someone decide that it’s a show they want to spend time listening to or if it’s one they’ll pass on. What’s the right podcast name? Your podcast name should reflect the ideal listener, the value your listeners get, and the perspective they’ll hear. That’s why you feel the pressure to pick the right name. The…

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7 core ways to promote affiliate links (and actually make profit)

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Affiliate marketing doesn’t require an investment (like an ecommerce business), overhead (like ecommerce and digital products), or even needing a team to fulfill orders. All you need to do is talk about the products you already use and love. The company you’re promoting does the rest. That’s why affiliate marketing is such a popular business model for creators. When Business Insider interviewed personal finance YouTuber…

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