In a previous post, I told you I would tell you what I’m doing to grow my list and tell you the result.
I’m now up to 41 people, a gain of 2 in 3 days. Not very impressive, but I’m not complaining!
Here’s what I did.
Use your tribe
A tribe, in the Internet Marketing sense, is a group of people who have something in common with you. You need to find groups and join them.
I belong to a great group of people who are trying to get on the Internet, the Social Media Attractionaires. It provides a private place where I can tell like-minded people what I’m doing, especially if it can help them. So I wrote a short post there.
For my main website-based business, I have a Twitter account and quite a lot of followers. I thought that some of them would be interested, so I sent out a couple of tweets.
Join other tribes
I use LinkedIn a lot. I especially find the groups useful. So I joined a few LinkedIn groups of social entrepreneurs and solopreneurs and asked a question. You can’t always just promote yourself in a discussion (it depends on the group), so you have to find a way to contribute to meaningful discussion. Most groups have a Promotion tab, but few people ever look at it.
I asked what people were finding challenging, finances or technology. As people responded, I was sometimes able to mention my website. This method can be time-consuming at first, but when you find the right location, can be worthwhile.
Make a list of groups you can connect with. Then try connecting!