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Jul 11, 2021Liked by Casey Botticello

As always your articles are worth reading and sharing.

This post gave me great insights! Thanks!

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This article is very helpful, thanks so much for sharing it! I’ve just signed up for your newsletter 😊

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This is excellent Casey. Thank you for writing it!

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This is a grand (and overwhelming, a bit) article. Lots I did not know. Thank you. My field is fiction and I also write inspirational pieces--are these unlikely subjects on Substack? Everything I see so far seems to be about how-to's or monetization or what you and Tim Denning write on. Just curious before I go through the process of starting.

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Nov 3, 2021Liked by Casey Botticello

this is the only "growth" substack i have found so far that is worth subscribing to

keep up the good work

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Hey, don't know how worth-mentioning - but, there's a page, link which is everywhere (like, at https://support.substack.com/hc/en-us), except for here in the article; and it's "writer resources", https://substack.com/resources 🙂

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How many subscribers by email address can I add at one time (per week or month or total)?

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Does anyone know the answer to this questions because I can’t find any documentation on it anywhere and to me that’s alarming. I have 33k substack subs and I am planning out a premium option for my subscribers. I love substack and all their features and don’t plan on going anywhere but for something that is this important, I have to find the answers before I can move forward.

Let’s say I get 2 years in and I have a lot of paying readers and I decide to build out my own stack or switch platforms to have more controls as that’s one downfall is the lack of customization, what happens to my paying subs? I would hope that my relationship with stripe remains unaffected and upon clicking the “Bye bye substack” button and inform my readers we will be switching things up, I am hoping my payments will come in as always and that A. It doesn’t require me to get them all to start paying again because I will not do that. And B. Since there is no documentation on this it makes me worried that there is some fine print that substack gets theirs forever unless you want to break the payments and manually sign them all up again.

I know this sounds alarmist but how is there literally no documentation on this on their site, and you can’t even find a conversation on google about it.

Any feed back with links is appreciated.

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Hello and thanks for your information. My blog isn't searchable on substack in the search bar. My blog is basically invisible if searched on the platform my blog is on. Any help with or ideas with this is greatly appreciated. Thank you - James

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Hello, thanks so much for this epic resource! I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction of how to create sub menus like you have on the right hand side of my Substack home page? I've looked everywhere and can't find out how to do it ;) Thank you so much for your offerings, you've helped me so much! Juliet

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Good article, thank you. I have to ask, how do you know that Substack automatically strips Amazon affiliate links from the email versions of posts but they stay on the web version? I can find no formal announcement of this, just a handful of writers like you saying it happens. Where did you learn this and is this still the case, please?

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Excellent resource. One question that is not on here which I have been trying to find and get an answer to, is why is the type so light? It is so hard for me to read these in my mailbox, and when I come to Substack they are not any better. For my older eyes, the strain of trying to see the type must be weighed with how badly I want to know the information. I hope it is an easy fix I can make on my end. Any help would be greatly apperciated!

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Hey there Casey - So I wonder if I've gaffed...I came up with the idea for this newsletter a few months ago, but then I couldn't get to it. At the time, I began to fiddle around with the platform to get comfortable with it. Now it says I launched it 4 months ago...I didn't realize I wasn't in Edit Mode.

I think it's better to have it launch when I actually have the content ready to go - which i'm hoping will be in the next month. I want to have 3 posts ready to go before I launch.

Should I delete it and start over so that I have the correct date of launch? Is there another way to change that date? TIA

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I currently have just free subscription. I'm about to post an article that I only want my subscribers to be able to comment on (up till now comments have been open to everyone). As this option means that "Free-only posts are sent as emails but will not be visible in your publication archive", how will future subscribers who won't be subscribed at the time my newsletter goes out) find this article if it isn't in the publication archive?

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Wow! Casey what a useful tool you prepared for me. I am working on creating a newsletter featuring my weekly sermon notes and research. How do you see me using Substack to attract Christian readers?

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Hi Casey,

What's the process for transferring subscribers from Substack to a self-built website, should a subscriber pool grow so large that the 10% fee become cost prohibitive verse building and managing a self-built platform?

Does Substack own the subscriber data, payment info, etc?

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