48 Comments

You are right Kristina! As long as our intentions are good and our blogs are decent and genuine people will support irrespective of whether paid or free is immaterial. We can grow together with positive vibes in all respects at all times on all occasions irrespective of the location where we stay is irrelevant. I encourage and support your article and believe in it. Thank you very much. Kind regards.

Expand full comment

Thank you very much Kristina God!

Expand full comment

Thank you one and all!

Expand full comment

Thanks a lot!

Expand full comment
author

Wow so many THANKS!! Thanks you ❤️

Expand full comment

If only this recommendation feature worked for everyone and not for the few.

Expand full comment
author

Hi Jezz, does this mean it doesn't work for you? Make sure to have blurbs on your welcome page. It always depends on the writer and topic a writer is covering. With the new update people can follow ALL people I recommend this is interesting

Expand full comment

What is a blurb?

Expand full comment
author

In addition, you recommend no one. Change this :D it will definetly help you grow

Expand full comment

Oh I removed my recommendations. Because no one of them did it back. Did it for almost a year. So no, I cant see any positivity in recommendation at all.

Just one way ticket.

Expand full comment
author

Why not give it a try (again)?

Expand full comment
author

See? There might some things you haven't considered yet

Expand full comment

Fixed that for you. 😉

I like your work and added you as a recommendation with a blurb I think fits. Happy to read productivity tips from another neurodiverse creator!

Expand full comment

Thank you very much 😊

Expand full comment

No worries - hope it helps. 😊

Expand full comment
author

great, Zane!

Expand full comment

Thank you for this Kristina! Once again a lot of useful information! I have only recently started adding and working on recommendations, it’s early days however, I have noticed a difference. The people I recommend receive a lot more recommendations than I do but I am fine with that as it helps them grow their audience and get their valuable content out there.

Expand full comment
author
Mar 16·edited Mar 16Author

Hi, no worries. It's a long game. I know it sucks if you don't see the results you want. However, with the updates redommendations engine I see that the followers are increasing, should happen with your pub as well because now people can follow a whole network and when people recommend you you're part of this network.

You can then convert those followers into subs.

Substack launched an advanced dashboard. Go on stats and subscribers and check it. It's really cool.

In case you're on the fence about joining my membership and the Online Writing School with the Substack School, I have a surprise. If you join us this weekend, you'll also get a coaching with me in April :)

You can also send me a DM if you have any questions 💗

We connect with our tribe and this works really well. We see a positive trend and just started last week.

Expand full comment

Recommendations are a great asset and I noticed an increase in the number of new subscribers, too, after receiving recommendations. But, let's be honest, no just receiving them makes you feel good. GIVING them is equally pleasant. After all, you endorse somebody that provides a valuable, genuine content. Win-win :)

Expand full comment
author

It's a win-win! 100% Thanks so much for being part of our tribe

Expand full comment

This video is so good. Thank you for creating it and sharing your knowledge so freely.

Expand full comment
author

Sure, here's another interview with headline whizz Derek: https://youtu.be/tQruafjpntQ?feature=shared

One more thing, if you're thinking about joining my membership (Online Writing School) you now get a coaching session with me :)

Expand full comment
Mar 8Liked by Kristina God

Hey Kristina! You've mentioned in the past that you are being recommended by tons of newsletter writers on Substack. Does that mean you are also recommending tons of newsletters yourself?

Expand full comment
author

Sure. At the moment I recommend about 40. Most of them from my school. Of course I have to rotate through them. Does this help?

About 230 are recommending my newsletter at the moment. Not sure whether one person can recommend 200 but I can recommend my whole network and people who subscribe now can follow this whole network this is new and I've heard this network effect really is powerful

Expand full comment

Thanks for yet another helpful and insightful post Kristina. I'm a fan of Substack School and the Writing Club community!

Expand full comment
author

Juts finished the video...puh :) and will now add it to our school, Nia!

Expand full comment

👏 Thanks!

Expand full comment

What a wonderful insight into the power of community and a great advert for Substack. Thanks Kristina!

Expand full comment
author

Hi Jack, here you are again! My toddler was sick this week so I have to go through ALL my comments and notifications and reply ;)

Expand full comment

Don’t feel like you have to reply to everything Kristina, you’ve got a busy life I know!

Expand full comment

Yeah recommendations can be pretty awesome! I have access to the back ends of a few different pubs through my VA work and seeing how many subs come from recommendations on some of them is astounding!

Expand full comment
author

Think so too! Often the conversion rate is freaking bonkers. 50 recommendations and 2,000 referrals or more. Always depends on the topic

Expand full comment

Thanks for the mention! I've been delighted to participate with your community. I've been just playing around with Substack for the last year, but I'm finding myself logging in more and more often lately!

Expand full comment
author

Yeah, I saw you try the Notes game now! Fingers crosses! We'll talk about Notes within the next week and although we can't schedule it, how to be more present there

Expand full comment

It took about a year to go from 0-90 followers, and 30 days to go from 90-162. A lot of that I can attribute to you. I think notes also has something to do with it.

Expand full comment

Awesome info, Kristina! I’ve definitely seen some good success from other writers in my niche recommending my newsletter (and vice versa).

Expand full comment
author
Mar 7·edited Mar 7Author

Hi Christina, see?! It's working. Once you fired up the engine it's magical. Do you only collaborate with others from your niche or also with other publications which are not in your niche? Always nice to learn more

Expand full comment

I registered but it didn’t work. Would actually love to see the people it worked for and what they had on common

Expand full comment
author

Did you try to upgrade? Oh it's easy. You go on Upgrade and then you can join us and connect with our tribe members inside our exclusive community.

They see positive trends already.

Cryptocurrency is a special topic and highly in demand... I guess it's the best fo connect with 2-5 in this field to grow.

Expand full comment

I upgraded

Expand full comment
author

Hi Jean, yes! Saw your funny email address!! 🤗❤️ I'll be active in school tomorrow again and we'll have our first live this week!

Hope you already saw my email Hugs!

Expand full comment

I'm just getting started despite having my substack account for a long time. I wish i'd taken Kristina's class before I got started. With her help I'll get it done right. She is a gem. I'd recommend her all day long.

Expand full comment
author

Yeah, thanks so much, Cat! Would love to see you inside our school again, Cat.

In April, I'll offer coaching calls :) Would love to finally talk with you again. Our last session was in...2022

Expand full comment

I look forward to our chat. I'm back inside the school and slowly making progress. :)

Expand full comment
Mar 14Liked by Kristina God

Awesome. I just started earning new subscribers from recommendations. Such a great feature!

Expand full comment
author

Hi Brian, just saw your king kong grashopper ^^

Smart to recommend other travel bloggers and connect with them

Expand full comment

This sounds cool.

Expand full comment