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10+ Best Articles on Newsletters

A reading list of the best and most useful articles on newsletters from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Newsletters Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on newsletters by Refind users in 2022.

  1. 50 lessons learned from writing 50 newsletters
  2. The 80 Best Single-Operator Newsletters on the Internet
  3. What I Learned in 3 Years of Writing a Newsletter
  4. How I Started A $1K/Month Blog And Newsletter Sharing Stories From Self-Taught Developers
  5. How to Build a Six-Figure Newsletter Without Anyone Knowing

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on newsletters—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on newsletters.

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We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Newsletters, including:

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Craig Mod

Mostly off Twitter since Feb 1, 2022; working on next book; Newsletters:

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Authority, insight, and honesty on digital media and marketing.

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: 🧠✨

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Indie Hackers

Get inspired! Real stories, advice, and revenue numbers from the founders of profitable businesses ⚡ by @csallen and @channingallen at @stripe

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Starter Story

Discover business ideas that make money and learn how to start them with our real-life case studies

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