📬 No. 37 | Questions to Help You Build a Better Newsletter

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The newsletter is taking the month of June off, so I figured that if I was going to take a break, I might as well leave you all with something big.

Today, I’m releasing the first-ever Inbox Collective ebook. It’s called “53 Questions To Help You Build A Better Newsletter.”

The idea behind it is simple: When I work with a newsletter, it usually takes a lot of questions to figure out what they need to do to build the right strategy.

So I’ve put together an ebook full of questions I ask clients to help them identify ways to improve their strategy. It started small: Five questions, then 10, then 20. I ended up writing 53 questions — plus ways to answer them.

I’m suggesting a price for this ebook: $39, which I think is a great value. (The book is more than 110 pages long!) I understand that price is an issue for some. If you choose, you can pay as little as $5 for access to this resource — I’ve set things up in Stripe so you can pay whatever you want.
Buy the ebook now →

I hope you’ll buy the ebook and use it to improve your newsletter. But to get things started, I’ve excerpted 10 of the questions from the book below. Let’s dive in.

—Dan (say 👋 via email or LinkedIn)

Questions to Help You Build a Better Newsletter

  • Can you describe your newsletter in a sentence?
  • What subject line format works best for your newsletter?
  • Do you ask for something specific in your welcome email?
  • What new content formats do you want to try?
  • What are you doing that doesn’t scale? 
Those are just some of the questions you’ll want to ask to improve your newsletter strategy. In this excerpt from my new ebook, here’s how I’d recommend finding the right answers for your newsletter.
Read the (free) guide →

In case you missed it...


In 2015, Vidar Bergum left a career in finance, moved to Istanbul, and started a food blog. A decade later, he publishes two newsletters in two languages — with four different revenue streams. Here’s how he manages it all.

Email can be an incredible tool for driving readers to support your work or buy something. Here’s how top newsletters convince readers to pull out a credit card and take the next step.

The Hustle and Morning Brew built the blueprint for how to make a successful independent newsletter. So who better to teach others the playbook than the people who created it?

From my reading list...

The next time someone tells you that young people don’t read newsletters, send them this story about Australian newsletter The Daily Aus. (Mediaweek)

Here are five native ad formats that work great — and why they work so well. (Newsletter Examples)

More local newsletters should be trying this very smart referral strategy from Cheapskate London. (Creator Secrets)

The Email Markup Consortium is out with their third-annual accessibility report. Here are the 10 biggest accessibility issues they saw and how to fix them. (Email Markup Consortium)
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📬 No. 36 | Two newsletters, two languages

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

One Istanbul-based writer publishes two newsletters in two languages — with four different revenue streams. Here's how he manages it all. ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌

📬 No. 35 | Learning how to sell ads in your newsletter

Friday, May 17, 2024

Working with Who Sponsors Stuff through their Ad Sales Lab helped two newsletter operators ramp up their ad strategy. ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌

📬 No. 34 | Rules For Running a Great Newsletter

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Operate in all four growth quadrants. Use AI for productivity, not creativity. And 23 other rules to follow. ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌

📬 No. 33 | Tools to Make Your Newsletter Better

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

A giant list of tools I love to help you build, grow, analyze, and monetize a successful newsletter. ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌

📬 No. 32 | Building a paid newsletter course

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

How Poynter adapted its Work-Life Chemistry workshop into a six-part email series. ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏ ‌ ͏

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