Now Creative Samba has a paid newsletter that can change the show (aka "Your Mind"). Packed with actionable insights about how the human mind works. So you can think & write more creatively — and solve marketing & business problems with less effort.

If you're a regular Creative Samba (CS) reader you already know this. Every week I send to my CS readers a fun bite-sized story about the power of creativity to solve business problems. These stories are easy-to-read, relatable, surprising and thought provoking. And always. Always. 300 words max.

Paid subscribers get the weekly edition of Creative Samba every Friday. Everyone else gets one email a month.

I have a lot of fun writing these stories.

And apparently my newsletter readers also have fun reading them. Here's what some of them wrote:

*Thanks Ian, François, Jonathan, Anastasia, Michael, Josa and all my CS readers, you are awesome!*

If you’re an entrepreneur, indie hacker, manager, marketer, designer, or just someone who wants to improve your persuasion and influencing skills, this newsletter is for you.

What to expect:

  • Fridays: You'll get one thought provoking, surprising and fun bite-sized story about the power of creativity to solve business problems.

  • These short stories are packed with actionable insights about marketing, copywriting, consumer psychology and behavioral economics. I’ll also teach you how to use these insights so you can write more persuasive copy for ads, emails, landing pages, pitch decks and sales funnels.

  • Occasionally, Creative Samba comes with a weekly mini creative exercise (and my guidance) to improve your writing and problem-solving skills.

  • Full access to the Creative Samba private archive.

  • My best work.

All this for only $30.99 a year.* That's less than the price of a good bottle of red wine. It's a bargain if you think about it. Because a bottle of red wine you drink it once, and it's gone.

But when you subscribe to Creative Samba, you’re investing 💰 in yourself. 

*cof cof There's also a monthly option for $5.99, but you won’t save $40.89 a year. *

Still having second thoughts? Here are eight things Creative Samba will help you achieve:

  • Make much better decisions, in work and life.

  • Write with clarity and simplicity, like Pro copywriters do.

  • Write better copy, faster - even if writing isn't your thing.

  • Know how to use mighty powerful psychological principles when you write copy for ads emails, landing pages, pitch decks and sales funnels.

  • Improve your persuasion and influencing skills.

  • View the World differently. 

  • Come up with new ideas by connecting the dots, the ones most people miss.

  • Identify and solve big fat marketing & business problems with less effort.

I know what you're thinking, "Miguel, the last thing I want to do right now is to subscribe to a paid newsletter."

You're worried. Because 2020 has been crazy as hell:

  1. Pro-Iran militia attacks US Embassy in Iraq. US strike kills Iran's top military commander, Soleimani. 

  2. World War III rumors. 

  3. Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash.

  4. Crazy wildfires across Australia.

  5. The World is under lockdown because of a nasty virus.

  6. Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho goes to jail in Paraguay. 

  7. Millions lose jobs. All over the World. And experts are predicting economic collapse. 

  8. Protests, riots & looting across the US.

So it's perfectly normal to be scared and worried right now. 

But here's the thing. Right now, you can either cry, beg for the government to save you, eat and drink like crazy, watch Netflix or whine on twitter. Any of these options are perfectly valid right now. 

Or you choose to ignore all the noise out there and start investing 💰 in yourself. 

Because now is the best time. I know you're ready. 

Sign me up, Miguel! 🤓

While you’re waiting for my next bite-sized story, there are many great bites from the archives of Creative Samba I think you’ll enjoy reading. Here are some of the most popular ones:

  1. Bangkok Smoking Kid: “You worry about me, but why not about yourself ?”

  2. The Low Prices vs Bargains Dilemma.

  3. Belgian biscuits, packaging & why copywriting matters more than you think.

  4. How do you convince people to go to church? In the 1980s you'd hire Fallon McElligott Rice as your ad agency.

  5. Mayor Ed Koch, the pratfall effect and the power of admitting your flaws.

  6. "Give us the tools and we will finish the job".

Who will love Creative Samba:

  • Curious entrepreneurs, indie hackers, marketers, managers and designers interested in seeing the World through different lenses;

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about how and why people make the decisions they make.

  • Anyone who enjoys reading interesting, pertinent and thought provoking lessons, observations and thoughts on the intersection between copywriting, behavioral economics, marketing, consumer psychology and business;

  • Any Nassim Nicholas Taleb fans;

  • Any Rory Sutherland fans;

  • Any Derek Sivers fans;

  • Anyone who loves reading stories of brands and people that break boundaries through creative bravery - even if you don't work in marketing/advertising.

  • Anyone who loves reading short, bite-sized newsletters. Because seriously, who has time for 800+ word emails?

  • Anyone who wants to learn about persuasion and how to influence people. 

  • Anyone who wants to improve their writing and creative problem-solving skills. 

Don’t want to pay? No problemo. Unpaid subscribers still receive my newsletter. But you'll only get 1 bite-sized story per month (instead of one every week).

FAQ

1. "Why should I pay for a newsletter when I can google anything and get so much free stuff?"

Well...for two reasons. 

1. There's no such thing as a "free stuff". Because "free stuff" isn't actually free. It usually comes with a price tag. And it's usually annoying ads, sponsored posts, clickbait or affiliate links. Remember that Google, Facebook or Instagram are only free because they are monetizing your attention, time, and private data.  

2. People don't value things they get for free, they value what they pay for. It's human nature. Our brains our wired that way. 

And If you pay for my newsletter I can 100% guarantee that you are going to open up every single email I send you (Or at least 90% of them).

Because you're intrigued. 

You're paying for it because you believe that the stuff I have to say is valuable. 

You believe that you'll get more than what you paid for. 

You believe that my actionable insights (and ocasional mini creative exercises) will help you improve your writing and creative problem-solving skills. 

And if the stuff I send you isn't good enough, I'm also 100% sure that you're going to email me and say, "Miguel, this is shit! Remind me why am I paying for this?". 

So the truth is... I'm actually doing a favor for people who want to get out of a mental rut. And discover new ways of connecting the dots to solve marketing & business problems.

2. How much does it cost? And what's in it for me?

$30.99 a year. For less than the price of a good bottle of red wine...

You'll:

  • Support indie publishing ✊

You’ll also improve your creative problem-solving skills, like:

  • How to make much better decisions, in work and life.

  • Write with clarity and simplicity, like Pro copywriters do.

  • Write better copy, faster - even if writing isn't your thing.

  • Know how to use mighty powerful psychological principles when you write copy for ads, emails, landing pages and sales funnels.

  • Improve your persuasion and influencing skills.

  • View the World differently. 

  • Come up with new ideas by connecting the dots, the ones most people miss.

  • Identify and solve big fat marketing & business problems with less effort.

3. Is this just a paid members only newsletter?

No, there's also a free version. Give it a try and if you really really realllllllly like what you're receiving you can always become a supporting member later. 

4. So what's the difference between Creative Samba's free newsletter and the paid version?

Free subscribers get:

  • Thought provoking, surprising and fun bite-sized stories about the power of creativity to solve business problems. 300 words max. Delivered to your inbox only once a month.

Paid subscribers get:

  • Fridays: You'll get one thought provoking, surprising and fun bite-sized story about the power of creativity to solve business problems.

  • These short stories are packed with actionable insights about marketing, copywriting, consumer psychology and behavioral economics. I’ll also teach you how to use these insights so you can write more persuasive copy for ads, emails, landing pages, pitch decks and sales funnels.

  • Occasionally, Creative Samba comes with a weekly mini creative exercise (and my guidance) to improve your writing and problem-solving skills.

  • Full access to the Creative Samba private archive.

  • My best work.

5. Can I cancel my subscriptions whenever I want?

Obviously. Just follow these instructions.

Who is this guy behind Creative Samba anyway?

Hey there. My name is Miguel Ferreira. I run a copywriting agency called Teardwn.

You might be familiar with this newsletter. It was part of a side project called Nishi I created in 2018 to showcase and celebrate websites that nail copywriting. But then this newsletter just grew a life of its own, and now it's its own separate thingy.

I’m also the guy behind Jack Had A Groove FM and Copy Ipsum.

Thanks for reading and see you out there. 🙏🏻

P.S. Are we Twitter friends yet?