Recently I've stumbled across some pretty incredible creatives. These people are not only great writers - they're helpful too. Even more than that, they know you. They're somehow magically in tune with their readers. One scroll through their recent posts had me signing up to their newsletters on the spot - and there wasn't even a pop up. I don't think you should miss out on these, which is why I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Well, ten of them actually.
Nourish: Rachel Gadiel. This girl is all about being supportive, positive and motivated. She celebrates the fact that we’re all hard working women in this world, who want to succeed in some way or another. Her newsletter is special because, for starters, she’s really friendly, and she gives you even more personalised content that you won’t find on her blog. Rachel’s newsletter is there to help and support. She even gives you a free daily planner to download, customised with pretty fonts and motivational quotes.
Design Your Own Lovely Blog is one of the best sites and newsletters I’ve found for tips on blog design. You’ll get access to tutorials, design trends, advice on how to enhance your brand and how to enhance visitor experience – all through the design of your blog. This girl really understands what her readers’ want which is what’s so great about the newsletter. The e-book download you get is super useful, and she just wants your help and advice with everything.
Elembee is the perfect weekly advice service. It’s all about looking and being your best online so, in her words, “you can do what you love.” In her newsletter, she gives you access and insider tips that all relate to what she publishes on her blog – how clever is that? For instance, she’ll write a post on the questions to ask in reader surveys, then in the newsletter she’ll walk you through how to create one. You'll get a piece of homework every week that will definitely help you out in the long run.
Shanice Cameron is the definition of motivation. Her emails completely understand your needs as a blogger, whatever stage you’re at. They’re short, to the point and always help you strive to do better. Shanice understands the steps you need to go through in order to determine and then work on certain things in terms of your blog. She’s patient and takes you on a journey, step by step.
Coschedule is for the content writer in me and I think this is such a useful newsletter to be subscribed to. I subscribe to this more for my professional work in terms of my career rather than my blog, but the articles can be applied to both areas. As soon as you visit their site, you can tell they know exactly what they’re talking about. The newsletter and blog posts revolve around the fact that top quality content can really improve your blog. For me, that’s the only reason I needed to sign up. Like people say, content is king.
The Freelance Lifestyle by Emma Cossey provides you will all things freelance. Seriously, if you’re thinking about going freelance (holla at me), this is the place to go. Not only will you get a list of all the latest posts up on her site, Emma will also give you extra little snippets of the lifestyle of a freelancer. I know there are so many freelance resources out there, but this one is at the top of my list.
The Mailchimp Newsletter has become a recent addition to my newsletter subscriptions. Since I’m planning on adding a newsletter subscription service for my blog (keep your eyes peeled and please subscribe!) these articles have been really helpful. They talk you through things a little bit at a time and give you plenty of advice and tips for starting out on this part of your blogging journey. Some areas they talk about you may not have heard of – I know I hadn’t. But that’s one of the best things about subscribing to a newsletter like this: it teaches you something new.
Simply Measured is for all things social media. Truth be told, there are a lot of resources on social media out there. But these guys are experts. They go into all the details of social media and you’ll be amazed at just how much information there actually is to consider when it comes to your social media presence.
Rebekah Radice is one girl who knows a hell of a lot about social media. Her experience and knowledge give you an entire textbook of tips you can start putting into place from today. Whether you want to know about Google+, Pinterest or simply how to make your social media posts a little more interesting, this is the newsletter for you.
The Nectar Collective has been a favourite of mine for a while. Melyssa celebrates all things creative, including social media, blog design, content and everything else that’s involved in running a blog or creative business. She's honest, real and has been through the works, so she can pass her advice on directly to everyone that wants it. Including me and you.
What newsletters would you recommend signing up to? Will you be taking a look at any of these?