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Guides

Guides and tutorials to help you build a better newsletter, level up with your tools, created for and by the Mailing List Hackers community. Sharing everything we know!

How to start a newsletter with Substack

How to start a newsletter with Substack

In this video, I'll show you how to start a newsletter in a little under twenty minutes with Substack. Watch on YouTubeIn a recent survey I took of subscribers to the Mailing List Hackers project on Product Hunt, the majority of them said that they don't have a newsletter, but

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Guides
ConvertKit Tags vs. Segments — what's the difference? (Video Tutorial)

ConvertKit Tags vs. Segments — what's the difference? (Video Tutorial)

In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the basics of ConvertKit tags and segments. You'll learn: How to create your first ConvertKit tagAdding subscribers to a tagUsing ConvertKit's broadcast feature to send emails to tagged members- Creating segments from tagsUsing link automation to tag users when they click links in

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
ConvertKit
ConvertKit Tutorial for Beginners: our complete video guide [2020]

ConvertKit Tutorial for Beginners: our complete video guide [2020]

In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the basics of ConvertKit, an email marketing tool. You'll learn how to: Create a landing page for capturing subscribersView subscriber dataCreate your first email broadcastLook at broadcast analytics, like open rate, and click rateIf you don't have a ConvertKit account yet, sign up

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Guides
Creating a member-supported blog, using Ghost and Stripe

Creating a member-supported blog, using Ghost and Stripe

Business and technology writer Ben Thompson's blog Stratechery is an incredibly successful example of membership-based content at work: Ben is reported to be earning over $200k in revenue a year from the site. In this guide, I'll show you how to set up a member-supported blog like Stratechery, allowing you

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Guides
How to set up Mailgun for your Ghost blog

How to set up Mailgun for your Ghost blog

In this (hopefully short!) tutorial, I'll show you how to set up Mailgun on your Ghost blog. A number of Ghost features, including inviting authors, resetting passwords, and more recently, handling login for Ghost's Members functionality -- as detailed in our "Setting up a membership program for your Ghost blog"

Kristian Freeman
Kristian Freeman
Ghost