REPLAY - Joyful (Substack) Growth in 2024
✨ Here to grow your Substack in a sustainable way? I've got you.
“A rising tide lifts all shifts.”
How are you? January is tricky for us, I’ve not had much writing time so I’ll get straight into it… hopefully you’ll forgive any typos! ✨. I have a question…
How is your growth going here on Substack?
I’m asking about the growth of your confidence and craft AND the growth of your subscribers and views… there’s a correlation you see.
I’ve seen (with my own eyes) folks here grow their Substack into 6 figure businesses, get book deals, get 400 new paid subs overnight, see over 1000 people arrive onto their publication doorstep in two weeks.
Then there are the beautiful stories of connection, gentle ripples of possibilities and the pang of excitement of a fresh collaboration. And of course those feeling confused and that they are not invited or at the party…
What ‘works’ on social media isn’t the same as what works here on Substack to get eyes on your work. So we actually don’t need to play that game. 😅
The true gift of Substack is we can take up space, write long form and build/ model a sophisticated understanding of reader connection over time. Craft your words, create your unique work, put it out on your terms and be ready to receive the applause…
What do you want for your Substack? And more than that, what do you want for your journey as a creator, a writer, a person called to express yourself in the world right here and now?
Is it joyful, sustainable growth?
Last year, I recorded two workshops with my members1 here on the topic of joyful growth in real time here on Substack. The platform is changing all the time; this work is relevant to you right now…
Here they are if you missed them;
In the past two Joyful Growth on Substack workshops, we’ve covered;
Generosity as an embodied action
Building community and the ripple effect
Surprise wild fires 🔥
The essence of a genuine connect
The invitation, conscious ask and rejection
Bespoke messaging, the personal touch - human to human connection.
The gifts of the Substack framework including the recommendations tool
Putting the right message at the right time in front of folks…
Free 7 day trials
Topics and advice for using Substack Notes - the ⭐️5 star ⭐️way to ‘grow’ your Substack.
Referrals and special offers
Community Creativity Challenges - we’re looking at you;and .
In this workshop (replay below for paid subs), we cover…
The last strands of my 7 pillars of joyful growth to include;
My December “sales” experiment (for free and paid subs)…
Going “viral” on Substack…
Your “perfect” pitch and bio and where to put it…
So NOW, we’ll write our full PLANS for joyful growth for our Substacks in 2024 which is a direct follow on from this 2024 goal setting workshop…
PS - Here’s our twice monthly members chat thread on making waves on Substack Notes if you want to join in and support others and better understand the opportunities for you on Notes. Remember we are shaping this ‘social media’ tool in real time.
PPS - You can still buy your 2024 Substack Planner and journalling companion - a beautiful 80 page pdf diary, content planner and tool to help you plan, reflect and grow on Substack in 2024 and beyond. Print at home or use a pro printer and make space for your wildest Substack dreams. Here’s a coupon for 15% off making it under £9. 50% of the proceeds go to
Hi if you’re new here. You are SO welcome. 🧑🏼🌾
I’m Claire; an Engagement Consultant and Mentor. I live on the Northumberland coast with my husband, two children and five pet chickens.
I’ve dedicated my career to supporting creatives, artists, writers and people who want to use their creativity to make positive waves in the world. I’m passionate about creativity as a tool for unlocking our voice and taking care of our wellbeing.
Here on Substack I’m #18 on the Substack leaderboard for Education, a Substack ‘bestseller’ and I’ve supported over 3000 people to nurture and grow their Substack through this platform since Spring 2023.