Strap yourself in for a wild ride.
I enjoyed reading about you guys here: https://www.niemanlab.org/2022/03/a-substack-funded-local-news-publications-founders-talk-candidly-about-how-things-are-going/
It's an incredible experiment in journalism and for Local News you are making!
I am curious how you manage to get such a high conversion rate and don't have lead funnels to efficient get more free subscribers. I've never seen anything like it. As you know, most of us on Substack struggle to get much above the 1-2% mark.
I'm not sure how niche Arizona News might be, but maybe you can try posting in Arizona Subreddits and specific Facebook Groups as well as Twitter specific Arizona tags. Getting a post obviously trending on a place like Hacker News, is clearly a good idea and since you write a bit about politics maybe that's possible.
Anyways you are doing great and it's quite something for some of us to emulate without the benefits you guys have received. That being said, Substack should fund local news projects on a permanent basis, it's too important not to do.
Rachel, Listened to you on Mike O'Neil's Think Tank. Wish to subscribe but I only write checks. Email me a payee and mailing address and I will subscribe.
Do you accept and review commentary? I write a 4X a week blog. Accurate to over-the-top, sometime angry, often sarcastic. I can promise you this: my blogs are not boring.
Our law firm has an account, we really enjoy this subscription. We somehow have two accounts and would like only one, can you help me? Recently we received a $250 renewal charge on the second subscription.
Rachel, I love the AA, and have a suggestion for a cute little post, if it's not too late. The polling place at the Tempe History Museum has taken over an art exhibit there. The only way you can see the exhibit, put together by the Tempe Artists Guild with 40 paintings, is either to be an election worker or to vote. The latest get-out-the-vote strategy???
I can't seem to find the link to pursue a subscription for a group. I think that is something you were going to start offering?
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