The Sunday version of my newsletter — Sunday Blogger — is going on hiatus, indefinitely. We may return at a later date, or occasionally, but that remains to be seen… Read about the events that led to this here.
No sermons, promise. Just tips. Mostly about blogging, audience-building, online income… you know the drill.
So, what’s the deal?
I’ve started to send a newsletter every Sunday. If you’ve been around for more than a few weeks, then you know that I typically send one or (on rare occasions) two emails per week, primarily to update my subscribers on a newly published blog post.
A typical newsletter goes out on a weekday, it includes a short graph or two, and a link to the new post.
Occasionally, I’ll send more emails if I’m running a time-sensitive promotion for a product.
And that’s about it. That is, up until a couple of weeks ago that was it.
But now I’m starting to send another email every Sunday.
So, what is the Sunday version, you ask?
It’s different from the aforementioned newsletters in that it has the following properties:
- I send it out on Sundays (until now I didn’t send emails on weekends, unless it was part of an automated email sequence; like the free Blogging Bootcamp, for example.)
- It has a special name: “Sunday Blogger.”
- It has a unique template. My typical emails don’t have fancy templates, but this one does. Well, not exactly “fancy” fancy, but fancier than usual.
- This is not a simple update like, “Hey! I have a new blog post; check it out.” Instead, I share tips right on the email.
- These emails may contain PDF downloadables, links to affiliates, and maybe even a sponsor or two.
Why am I doing this?
Well, I wanted to see if I could monetize my newsletter with sponsors, or increase affiliate income by sharing affiliate links.
I actually got the idea from an article I came across on Medium. So, I figured why not?
I’m treating this as an experiment. But so far this has been pretty fun. The open rates have been pretty good for the last two emails I sent out, and unsubscribes have been low. (That may also have something to do with the fact that I recently deleted a bunch of cold subscribers…)
Either way, whether I can monetize this Sunday version of the newsletter or not, I will have an interesting story to tell in a few months 🙂 And as many of you know, I love to experiment with things. Many of my experiments fail, but hey! That’s life!
As long as you’re enjoying the process, right? Also, every failure is a chance to learn something new, so technically, none of this is a “failure” at all!
What do you have to do to get the Sunday Blogger newsletter?
If you’re already on my email list, then you don’t have to do a thing! You’ll receive (or have already started receiving) the Sunday newsletters automatically: I send these out to all of my subscribers.
If, however, you’ve bumped into this post by accident or while browsing this site, and now you want to get the Sunday newsletters, then all you have to do is sign up for my email list. You can do so right here (and FYI, you also get access to my library of freebies when you sign up for my newsletter!):
See you in your inbox!
Also, thoughts and comments on the Sunday Blogger newsletter? Have you already received the last couple of Sunday Blogger issues I sent out? What do you think?
Please let me know in the comments! I live for your feedback, pretty please! 😝