Letters by Elgwaro is a now defunct newsletter I ran from late-March to mid-July 2023. It was a weekly newsletter covering gig economy news and tips. My mission was to help young people discover online opportunities that would give them a chance to escape the rat race.
I had an email list of close to 2,500 subscribers who signed up through my main site, Kampusville.com. I figured my target audience which was made up young adults mostly university students and graduates, was perfect for this newsletter.
Unfortunately, after 16 consecutive issues, I felt like it wasn’t working the way I expected. My passion diminished. I also realized it would be tough to monetize the audience considering my low open rates despite reducing my list to less than a thousand subs (people who had at least opened one of my emails).
On 26th July, I shut down the newsletter, deleted it from Beehiiv and discarded my list of subscribers.
All Issues of Letters by Elgwaro
- LBE #000 – Only You Can Stop Yourself From Achieving Anything
- LBE #001 – Passion is Good. Strategy – Better
- LBE #002 – The Prize of Reinventing The Wheel – Delayed Success
- LBE #003 – Let ChatGPT Make You Some
- LBE #004 – The Question You’ll Ask Yourself at 77 Yrs
- LBE #005 – Lesson from 2 Days of Lectures and Big Bet on the Future
- LBE #006 – You’ve Been Emulating The Wrong Mentors
- LBE #007 – An AI Opportunity You Cannot Ignore
- LBE #008 – Don’t Start A Company, Do This Instead
- LBE #009 – Make Money From Your Imagination, Literally
- LBE #010 – Build This Today, Customers Will Come Running Tomorrow
- LBE #011 – You Want Freedom Badly? Plan For It
- LBE #012 – We See Entrepreneurship Success With the Wrong Spects
- LBE #013 – If You’re A Writer in Need of Jobs, This Newsletter is Gold
- LBE #014 – Guaranteed Your Dream With This 1 Factor
- LBE #015 – Goals and Habits are Nice Haves, But Systems Are Must-Haves
- LBE #016 – Avoid These People When Investing in Money Courses
- LBE #017 – New Fiverr Opportunity to Jump on Before It Gets Saturated
- LBE #018 – Last Letter by Elgwaro