When I first started building my list, I was working full-time at a technology consulting firm.
I had started a part-time business as career and salary negotiation coach in August 2015 but the long days at my full-time job combined with my new business made life challenging and exhausting.
I knew I wanted to scale what I was doing in my business but I wasn’t sure how.
That’s when I decided to start building my email list.
While driving down the road one day, I was listening to Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income podcast when Bryan came on and started answering every question I had about creating an online product. I had to pull over.
A week before Christmas in 2015 (probably the worst time for any launch), I announced my course to my list of just 27 email subscribers and it sold out in just 11 days through pre-orders.
I was so amazed to make my first $5,900!
How did you do it?
I got my first 100 subscribers by doing two things.
First, I reached out to my personal network to join my list.
It was hard at first, but I pushed through and learned that most of my friends and family want to see what I’m up to.
Second, I started interacting in Facebook groups where people are looking for jobs.
Since then, my list has grown to 668 subscribers by focusing on one primary thing: adding a job board to my website.
Since starting to help my audience find their dream jobs, corporations and companies have started reaching out to me with their job opportunities.
Because my audience is looking for jobs, I figured having a job board with listings could be really helpful.
If you don’t find a job you love on that page, you’ll see a place to sign up for my email list when you scroll to the bottom.
What has building an email list changed in your life and allowed you to do?
I went from burned out and not knowing what to do next, to now working from home full-time in my business.
Now that I have an email list and a product to offer them, I’m able to help more people while having more time to spend with my husband.
What’s next for you?
I’m spending all of my time focused on these two things:
I’m excited for what the future holds and still have so much more to learn!
Husband + Two Cats
Videofruit has taught me how to leverage my tiny email list to sell my first product - before I even built it. As a result, I sold out my very first launch of my signature online course.