It’s been about two years since I started using newsletters to grow my blog/brand and connect with my lovely supporters. I have almost reached 100 subscribers and I’m so excited about that! My goal is to reach 100 this year and to see how close I am to it is such a great feeling. I love providing freebies to my subscribers and trying to think of new ways to advance and make sure each subscriber feels special.
However, despite being so grateful for the rising subscriber numbers, I can’t help but become frustrated with not having much participation or clicks. There’s nothing that I’m currently selling in my newsletter, but if there was, I’m not sure if I would have many clicks on it. I’ve also tried to ask for suggestions on what kind of newsletters my subscribers would like and on ideas for the freebies they would like to see and, unfortunately, the response is always low to none.
As grateful as I am for each subscriber, these newsletter hosting sites cost money, which is what makes it even more frustrating. I’m always open to helpful tips and ideas, but if the opens or clicks don’t start matching up with my subscriber count soon, then I’ll have to unfortunately close my newsletter. Hopefully, that won’t become the case, but engagement is so much more important to me than just growing subscribers.