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“There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” 😍 ~Christopher Morley
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #288 • View online
I finally got to do a Movie in the Park in Chicago this week, which has been on my summer bucket list for YEARS. We saw In the Heights, if you are curious, and it was probably as amazing a night as you can imagine, with laughter, wine, a fantastic soundtrack, and great friends.
Speaking of events, a few are happening next week that will be helpful to you whether you are trying to grow your list of subscribers, start/run your business, focus on creating content or build a community:
7/18 - Increase your # of email subscribers
Sign up for Dylan’s free 1KS Roadmap course and get help/tips/ideas for getting your first 1,000 email subscribers. Dylan and I are internet friends in the newsletter space, and I love his stuff. I’m personally excited to see how he runs a course over Twitter. Reply to this tweet to sign up.
7/19 - Learn easy ways to build and manage your business
Denise Duffield Thomas’s second edition of her popular Chillpreneur book is launching Tuesday with a new name: Chill and Prosper: The New Way to Grow Your Business, Make Millions and Change the World. I, for one, am excited about this as she presents such accessible alternatives to running a business that is right up my alley.
7/20 - Get some focused writing done
Alexandra Franzen is hosting a free writing workshop next week where you could write a book in one day. I’m planning to attend to work on something (haven’t figured out exactly what just yet. 🤔). I love this description:
“On July 20, you might write an entire book. You might write one page. You might realize that you don’t actually want to write a book, and you want to host a podcast instead! Whatever happens is exactly what’s meant to happen…” 
7/21 - Get advice on launching a community
Jay Clouse is hosting a free workshop sharing a 5-part framework to launch, grow, and monetize a community. I may not attend this one live. Still, I keep wondering about this as a newsletter creator, so I’m looking forward to the recording.
Alright. That’s all I got for you today. Hit reply if you need help with anything. Here for you.
On to the picks! 
P.S. You’re doing great. 💖

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#loves 😍
  • 🎧. Listening: Grow Your Online Business Fan Club. This 90-ish minute course by Lizzy Goddard is about how to get in front of people who don’t know you yet. Because as I learned, a freebie does not help you grow your audience. 🤯 And it’s true, much of my subscriber growth has come from getting in front of other people’s audiences through guesting on podcasts, word of mouth from other newsletter creators (most recently in Growth Currency), and being featured in bundles.
  • 💰. Tool: Swapstack. If you are a newsletter writer looking for sponsors, get on Swapstack. I’ve been able to secure two sponsors in the past month. They make it easy, and there is even a 1-click intro to sponsors. (This helped me land a #classifieds sponsor this week! 🎉) Also, if you cannot get a sponsor, plug & play partnerships are available where you can earn affiliate dollars.
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