The Newsletter Is The Business Information
In this product, I teach how to launch editorial newsletters where the newsletter itself is the business. And if you have an existing website, I teach how to funnel traffic into subscribers, into an asset that can be sold separately.
Why this product exists
For many years I was building and selling content sites on marketplaces such as Flippa, my biggest success selling a software review site for six figures on Empire Flippers back in 2018.
But as the google algorithms became more frequent and more volatile I started looking at ways to derisk and diversify.
In 2020 I was early to Substack and launched the Website Investing newsletter and took it to 100 paying subscribers generating $5K/m MRR, plus a similar level of revenue from advertising/affiliate. I then sold the business for six figures – I wrote about this on IndieHackers and it more recently got picked up on They Got Acquired.
What I love about newsletters is that you own the list and the traffic it can generate can’t be taken away from you, in the way Big G can. You can sleep well at night.
Here’s what you’ll get:
Editorial newsletters can be monetized in many ways – I’ve done them all, and cover them all:
- Affiliate marketing
- Promoting your own products inc subscriptions
- Paid recommendations
- Lead generation
And these types of newsletters enable you to build an actual audience or even community, that’s engaged with the content you put out. I also cover:
- Which platform to go for – beehiiv vs Substack vs Convertkit
- Single optin vs double optin and segmentation
- The newsletter funnel and paid acquisition
- Understanding customer lifetime value
- How to leverage affiliate (including a look inside my accounts)
- Getting and managing sponsorships
- Valuing, xelling, acquiring and investing in newsletters
Richard Patey is an entrepreneur, business strategist, and online marketer. He is known for his expertise in building and scaling online businesses, particularly in the realm of digital marketing and e-commerce. Richard has gained recognition through his own successful ventures and by sharing his insights and strategies with others through his blog, podcast, and online courses.
He has a strong focus on affiliate marketing, content creation, and building profitable online assets. Richard Patey is respected for his knowledge and experience in the online business space and is sought after by aspiring entrepreneurs and marketers looking to learn from his expertise.
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