When I first started building my email list, I was doing accounting and taxes for small business owners and individuals.
I noticed most of my clients were suffering from poor cash flow due to not having enough clients, and I immediately wanted to find the answers to their problems.
That’s when I decided to build an email list around productivity and online marketing for small business owners…. And I’ve become obsessed!
Fast-forward 1 month and I’d built a list of 1,488 subscribers.
I offered my first product and made my first $794, but I’m now in the process of validating my next product and creating something my audience truly wants.
How did you do it?
I got my first 100 subscribers by reaching out to family and friends.
My first 22 subscribers came from inviting friends and family to receive my upcoming newsletter.
Here’s an example of how I asked them to join:
Here’s me asking via email:
I would then ask them for referrals:
Currently my list is at 1,488 subscribers.
Here’s a screenshot of my daily list growth:
I went from 100 to 1,488 subscribers by doing 2 things: 1) posting on Quora, and 2) hosting giveaways.
After trying and failing on social media sites like Facebook I decided to try Quora.
Quora has been a playground for me that’s brought in over 80% of my subscribers to date.
I started answering questions that my target audience was asking, and when someone followed me I invited them to join my email list.
Here’s a screenshot of my profile:
The rest of my subscribers have joined from my giveaway that ended November 25, 2016.
At the start of giveaway I had 394 people.
Here’s what my giveaway looked like:
What has building an email list changed in your life and allowed you to do?
It has given me courage that I can do this and create a viable business. I finally feel challenged in my work and like I’m working on something that actually matters.
My relationship with my wife has improved. I’m not thinking about the “stupid” things my boss did, or how I must convince her again why we shouldn’t turn away 5- and 6-figure businesses.
What’s next for you?
Moving forward means focusing on three things:
Me + Wife
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