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Kristian Freeman

Kristian Freeman

I'm a programmer and writer — I also founded Mailing List Hackers! I love to teach, write, and make stuff online.

Launching a newsletter on Product Hunt: an interview with Monica Lent (Blogging for Devs)

Launching a newsletter on Product Hunt: an interview with Monica Lent (Blogging for Devs)

A conversation with Monica Lent, the writer behind Blogging for Devs. In this interview, we discuss launching a newsletter on Product Hunt, growing your newsletter using Twitter, and more.

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Tips
Announcing our first course: Newsletter Bootcamp

Announcing our first course: Newsletter Bootcamp

I'm super excited to announce the first Mailing List Hackers course: Newsletter Bootcamp. Newsletter Bootcamp is a seven-day email course and Ebook that will teach you everything you need to know to start and grow your newsletter. Each day, you'll focus on a theme, complete exercises, and dig deep into

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Newsletter
Virtual Events Worksheet (subscriber-only resource)

Virtual Events Worksheet (subscriber-only resource)

Three guided questions to help you get started organizing your newsletter's first virtual event.

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Virtual events are a newsletter growth hack

Virtual events are a newsletter growth hack

In this blog post, I’ll offer a tried-and-true but unconventional idea for growing your email list. I used it to go from a brand-new list to over four thousand subscribers in eighteen months. It’s not a “get subscribers quick” scheme. In fact, not only is it not quick,

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Newsletter
Should you resend emails to your subscribers?

Should you resend emails to your subscribers?

Does resending emails help your open rate? And some do's and dont's around how to do it well

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Newsletter
Rewatch Mailing List Hackers Meetup #001

Rewatch Mailing List Hackers Meetup #001

Our first virtual meetup was held on September 2nd, 2020! If you missed it, you can rewatch the talks below. Make sure to join our chat community to get a link to the next meetup we have planned: Join our chat communityOur chat server is where Mailing List Hackers hang

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Events
Three quick tips for sending weekly newsletters

Three quick tips for sending weekly newsletters

Bytesized Weekly, my weekly newsletter for software developers, is just about to hit issue #30. It's been a strange year, so I haven't quite reached a 100% success rate on sending every week, but I have learned a lot about sending weekly newsletters and how to stay consistent. In this

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Tips
Show your newsletter stats! (End of August 2020)

Show your newsletter stats! (End of August 2020)

We're back with another edition of Show Your Stats! Last month, I introduced this segment and had a ton of awesome responses from people sharing their newsletter stats over on Indie Hackers. If you're interested in joining the trend, comment on this post, or tweet at @MListHackers (#showyourstats)! Make sure

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Newsletter