Building - And Monetizing - A Successful Newsletter

by Rick Ellis | at Minnebar 17 | 10:20 – 11:05 in Challenge | View Schedule

It feels as if everyone has a newsletter in 2023 and there is nothing wrong with doing it just for fun.

But if you are interested in turning your newsletter into one that has a substantial audience and perhaps makes a bit of money, it can be a daunting challenge.

My TooMuchTV newsletter began as a bit of an afterthought. Just a place to highlight pieces I had posted on my site. But after some false starts and a lot of learning experiences, I've built a daily Monday-Friday newsletter with more than 50,000 free subscribers and several thousand paid subscribers.

I can't guarantee that you'll be successful with your newsletter. Much less make money. But I'll walk through some of the lessons I've learned and hopefully point you in the right direction towards success.

All levels

Rick Ellis

Rick Ellis is the founder of He's a former stand-up comic, syndicated talk show host & award-winning news journalist. His first paying journalism job was writing pieces for the Chicago Tribune and his first digital job was at Compuserve. AllYourScreens covers television and all things streaming from the friendly confines of the Twin Cities.