This week Elon broke the internet in his Clubhouse interview and Bannerbear hits 10K MRR.
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ISSUE #033 | VIEW ONLINE

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You're reading issue #33 of The Slice. If you missed last weeks issue, check it out here.

For some reason I couldn't get this weeks gif to work, so I found some really cool art!

We're in February and yesterday The Slice surpassed 1300 humans!!

It's safe to say now that I seem to have found my footing within the newsletter space and I've come to know what works and what doesn't work. Here's what worked for me.

Cross promoting - This by far has given me the most consistent growth. It's pretty simple. Shout out for a shout out. Find a newsletter that's similar in size and in interest. Drop a DM or email the creator and bobs your uncle. In fact I'm always looking for new newsletters to collab with. My DMs are always open! 

Twitter - I still surprisingly get a decent amount of traffic from Twitter, as well as subscribers, mostly because I'm active on there. Twitter opens up a whole new can of worms though, but for building an audience, it's great. 

Blogging - This is really underrated but really does work. I use this really minimalist blogging platform called Bear that basically does everything I want it to.

Why am I talking about this?

I'm of the opinion that if you want to grow anything online you need to have 3-4 decent sources of traffic, add the fly wheel principle to it via content creation or paid ads and you can slowly but surly start building momentum with anything online.
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I love these self-improvement sketches, these make things so much easier to understand and it seems like you guys enjoy them as well. I'm a bit of an air head, so having something explained to me visually just makes life easier. 

If you have any other sketch ideas, let me know, and I'll feature you and your sketch!
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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are dope tools that I discovered this week.

Alternative Assets (Sponsor)

Alternative Assets
Unique investment ideas worth exploring. There's a million blogs about stocks and VC. This is about options that aren't talked about as much. Think trading cards, wine, websites, even newsletters!

Upscale 

Upscale
Upscale is a tool made by Sticker Mule that lets you increase the resolution of any image or graphic instantly. 

StackShine

StackShine
When it comes to SaaS, keeping track of all you tools can be quite a headache. StackShine is a tool that lets you track and manage all of your software subscriptions in one simple platform. 

TabTab    

TabTab
TabTab is an iOS app that lets you split your subscription costs with your friends. No more leaches using your Netflix account!

JustRedirect    

Just Redirect
JustRedirect is a tool that easily lets you mange your website redirections through a modern, fully-managed redirection engine with built-in HTTPS, missing redirection detection and powerful analytics.

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks featured newsletter is The Land of Random a newsletter that helps you rediscover the magic of the internet. Learn about cool new tech, marketing, AI, entrepreneurial ideas, and other random internet stuff in bite-sized bytes. (Or Byte sized bites?)

The Creator (Dave) and I actually go way back. We met just as my newsletter was taking off, so it was around the time when I was at about 120 subs. Safe to say that the both of us have come a long way since then! 

Definitely check out his newsletter, you're bound to find a gem or 3 every Monday 
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Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
Journey to 10k MRR (Monthly Recurring Revenue)
"This is not a secret formula / growth hack, it is just a personal account of growing a startup. I hope this is useful if you're bootstrapping a SaaS — good luck!"

This is a really cool read. I remember I featured this product in issue 10 a while back, so its great to see where it is now and very inspiring. Might even motivate a few other people to create their own micro-SaaS. Read more

Elon Musk broke the internet (again) with his Clubhouse interview.
Okay this is actually an "interesting watch" and not an interesting read as its actually a YouTube video, but it definitely belongs here 😂

It seems that every time Elon opens his mouth, the internet breaks. In this case he broke the clubhouse app in this amazing interview. Watch here

Play to win: meta skills in high-takes poker.
Poker is a sandbox for life. It is a game of bets: making calculated decisions under conditions of uncertainty where the reward outweighs the associated risk. When professionals face off, poker is the farthest thing from gambling.

You might not think of yourself as a poker player, but we all think like poker players at our core. Read more 
Learnings 💡
Actionable email insights (Twitter Thread)
On average, email earns $40 for every $1 spent.

The next highest ROI growth channel returns half that.

We spent the last month interviewing email marketers at this year’s fastest-growing startups. Here's a thread of actionable email insights. Check it out.

UX/UI Resources  
Here is massive Airtable of UX/UI Resources from mockups to design systems to illustrations, this database has all of it. 
Check it out
Classifieds 🗳
Unalike - Helping everyone to create, sell, and grow collaborative publications, subscription newsletters, and audio stories. Unbranded. Untracked. Unalike.

Cyclonic Media - A boutique design studio that creates websites and landing pages that help tell brand stories, increase conversion and build trust.
That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place!
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