7 Simple Ideas for Building Your Email List

Done right — email list building can be a cash cow of sorts for any type of business.

I’m sure you’ve heard many marketers refer to their lists as “goldmines”.

And that my friend is for the simple reason, an email list built properly can generate
sales over and over and over again.

Plus… not only is it more affordable than other advertising methods…

…but it also helps in the loyalty and trust department with your customers.

End result — you can generate more sales which leads to more profits —
hence a “goldmine”.

And who doesn’t want their own “goldmine”, right?

So let’s dig in and chat about the 7 simple ideas for building your email list

1. Provide useful, relevant content. Your visitors will not give you their email addresses just because. You have to provide unique and valuable information that will be of interest or use to them.

2. Make it easy for readers to sign up. The more information you request, the fewer people will opt-in. If it’s not necessary, don’t ask!

3. Publish a Privacy Policy. Let your subscribers know that they can be confident you will not share their information with others. The easiest way to do this is to provide the link to it below your opt-in form. (Note: If you don’t have one, put the words ‘privacy policy generator’ into a search engine and you should be able to find a suitable form to use.)

4. Give gifts people can actually use. Offer an opt-in bonus for joining your email list! But don’t limit yourself to offering gifts to opt-ins. Pass out ‘goodies’ throughout the year because your subscribers will feel truly appreciated − and that’s good for business!

5. Build a squeeze page. A squeeze page has one goal − to acquire opt-ins and build your list. It should feature a strong headline and a couple of powerful benefits that should make subscribers salivate to sign up!

6. Blog consistently. Blogging is a great way to communicate with prospects and potential customers, and creates a nice synergy with your email marketing.

7. Comment on other blogs. Post thoughtful comments and information on similar blogs with a link to your squeeze or opt-in pages. This is an easy way to generate new traffic and subscribers, and get your brand out there!

Well — that is all for today — if you found value in this post or at the very least learned one thing that helped you — over on the top right hand side of my blog — you can jump on my email list because I send out my best stuff to my inner circle and people like you… 🙂




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Make Money While You Sleep (gasp)

Money Jar

I almost didn’t use that title because so many people throw those words around like a basketball…

…yet have never made a basket in their life nor have they made money while they sleep.

And while I am not saying it can’t been done because I do it all the time…

I am always careful not to mislead people because that just ain’t cool.


My intention for the blog post is to tell you that if you want to “make money while you sleep” — you can.

My other intention is to also keep it real and let you know… typically it doesn’t happen overnight.

What do I mean by that?

Simple — first a person must learn a handful of skills that and then put them into action.

So the question is — are you willing to learn the skills and then take action?

If you are — great! Keep reading because I will let you in on one of the most important skills you can begin to learn.

If you’re not — no problem — stop reading now.

Alright — good — you’re still reading — that means either you’re an action taker or you don’t like being told what to do — LOL

In any case, one of the most important skills, if not the most, you can learn if you want to “make money while you sleep”, is copywriting.

Before you freak out — let me quickly tell you what you don’t need to be a copywriter…

1.  You don’t need a lot of money.

2.  You don’t need a college degree.

3.  You don’t need to be an English Major.

4.  You don’t need to be a computer whiz.

5.  You don’t need to be the creative sort.

If you can write a simple email to a friend, you can “make money while you sleep”, with copywriting.

And in many different ways I might add!

So if you want to learn more about a place that is completely legitimate, the place I learn from and where many of the Internet’s Top Copywriters have come from…

Click HERE to find out more so you can learn about a lifestyle that is “richer, freer, and infinitely more rewarding”.




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Planting Seeds To Grow Your Email List

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Use Integrity in Your Story Telling

Integrity – n. – adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.




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The Only Way Around FEAR is Through It

12 years ago today I started my first home-based business.

And when I first signed up, I was led to believe that I didn’t have to talk to anyone, I could just drive people to my replicated website and let the system do it’s thing. Sound familiar?

Yes, the same shit was going on back in 2002. It just wasn’t as prevalent or pretty as it is now.

Long story short, when I figured out that in order to be REALLY successful, I had to talk to people…

I almost QUIT because not only was I terrified of speaking to people face to face, I was terrified of the phone.

But I faced my FEAR and did what I needed to do because deep inside, I knew it was the path for me to follow.

Although I wasn’t quite sure where this path was going, I went down it.

And I am damn glad I did because I’m certain had I not, I wouldn’t have had the chance to speak to a room full of women, in a different country and share my story not too long ago.10660174_774366352601886_2692440637997189985_n

Nor would I be doing what I am doing today.

My point?

If you want different results…

You gotta do something different.

And while I completely understand the thought of FACING your FEAR doesn’t seem so warm and cozy…

I can guarantee you, if you let your life be run by FEAR, you will miss out on so much.

Stop being manipulated by your FEAR and other FEAR-FILLED people who sell you on “concepts” of how to get around your FEARS because the truth is…

The ONLY way around FEAR is through it.

Life is a series of tests and while those tests wear many different masks, once you take those masks off and learn the lesson underneath…

…that is when God, the Universe, Source or whatever YOU call it will step in, see your seriousness and open doors for you where you never thought possible.

Go for that which you want because…

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” – Dorothy Thompson


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