How I got 1000+ email subscribers in 30 days

For those with no social media audience

Here are some things I learned after reaching out to 100+ Youtubers:

  1. Target Youtube channels with 50K or less subscribers (micro-influencers). They tend to ignore you when they are a big deal.
  2. Target Youtube channels that upload at least 1 video a week. These are the dedicated Youtubers who are more likely to care about the value you can provide them and their viewers.
  3. Make sure to mention the part you liked the most on their latest video. They really appreciate this.
  4. Make sure that you show them you genuinely care about their feedback by making updates quickly. This was easy with my newsletter being a daily one but it maybe trickier with weekly or monthly newsletters.

To summarize:

  1. I had no audience to start with (not on FB, Twitter, Reddit, Quora, etc).
  2. Out of desperation, I turned to one platform I spent the most time on: Youtube.
  3. I gathered contact emails of channels I watched frequently that had content relating to my newsletter.
  4. I sent them a personalized cold email asking for feedback on my newsletter.
  5. After making the recommended changes, one of the Youtubers I worked with gave a shoutout in their video, helping me reach the 1000 subscriber milestone.

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