I’ve been writing a weekly newsletter for ten years, it’s completely free, it goes out on Thursday’s and it highlights my blog posts for the past week and has a little something from me to kick it off.
When I first started writing my newsletter I tried to make it more like a blog post, I experimented for a while with adding domains I was selling in it, and tried a few other things. Over time I learned, to stay consistent and send it out every week, I had to just keep it simple.
While Constant Contact has been my go-to for years, Substack came along and I’ve become a big fan. What I like about Substack is that along with sending out a newsletter, it also gives you a free website and subdomain that your newsletter lives on. Here’s the skinny direct from the source:
As well as the newsletter, however, you get a free website, hosted by Substack at a subdomain of your choosing. Example: you.substack.com. Everything you send to your subscribers also gets published on your website. You can also choose to publish articles to your website that don’t go out by email.(Source – Substack)
You can also charge for a Substack, which I tried a few months ago and then realized I definitely don’t have the time to put together a comprehensive paid newsletter. Back to what I said above, I need to keep it simple if I want it to be consistent.
I was lucky to be able to get domaininvesting.substack.com as my website URL and this Thursday (i.e. tomorrow) is going to be the first day my newsletter goes out on Substack.
So, if you’ve been subscribed to my newsletter for the last 10+ years on Constant Contact and want to keep getting it, feel free to subscribe here. If you don’t, not to worry, you can always play catch-up since every single newsletter will still be available on the site Substack creates for my newsletter.
As always, thanks for reading and thanks for subscribing!