When I first started building my email list, I had been running a painting company for 10 years. I started as an intern at the age of 18 and was running all of the marketing, sales, hiring, and finances, and I was managing the job sites. Over the next 5 years I trained more than 100 college students to help us in different departments.
Once I got out of college, I took everything I’d learned and started my own painting business.
Three years later I decided to build an email list around the topic of how to run a painting business, after many friends came to me to ask how I did it.
Fast forward 2 and half years and I had built an email list of 13,774 subscribers.
Because of my email list I was able to launch my first product and I’ve earned $130,834 in the last 12 months.
How did you do it?
I got my first 100 subscribers by doing 1 thing. I experimented.
At first I was lost and didn’t have a plan to follow to build my list. I started running trial Google Ads and using YouTube, which led to my first 100 subscribers.
Currently my list is at 13,774 subscribers.
In almost every blog post I include a downloadable upgrade so that my audience can easily implement my advice.
Here’s an example of one at the bottom of a blog post:
To date, the following three posts have collectively addd 4,033 subscribers to my email list through a single content upgrade:
Here’s a screenshot of my Aweber dashboard showing my different lists:
Running a giveaway with items your target audience is looking for works wonders for building your email list.
I recently ran a giveaway that added 1,040 subscribers to my email list in just 14 days.
Here’s what my giveaway page looked like:
My first product was a course I still offer today called Painting Business in a Box.
In this course I show everyday people how to plan, launch, and run a successful painting business.
It takes my 10+ years of experience in running successful painting companies and hands it to my customers in an easy-to-follow format.
In the last 90 days, Painting Business In A Box has added $38,241 in revenue to my business.
What has building an email list changed in your life and allowed you to do?
Building my email list has provided me with a consistent income and the ability make a bigger impact.
It feels amazing to help people just like me create a business that gives them the lifestyle they want without having to stumble over the same obstacles I did.
What’s next for you?
Moving forward means focusing on 3 things:
Girlfriend + Me
How to Start & Grow a Painting Company
I've been following VideoFruit since the very beginning. They have done an amazing job creating systems and strategies for growing an email list. I would not be where I am today without the lessons I've learned. The success I've had with my online business has created a launch pad for what is to come and I am super excited for the future. Thanks for everything.