I told you I’d keep you up to date on my list building, and in 1 week, I’ve gone from 41 to 44 people.
I’m not sure where those 3 people came from–it’s often hard to know. But I have 2 new techniques and a refinement of an old one that I want to tell you about.
Ask subscribers to forward your email newsletter to others
At the top of my email newsletter, I now include this statement:
Do you know someone who could use the information in this newsletter? You probably do! Please forward this email to social entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who want to learn how to create an online business. If you received this email from a friend or colleague, sign up to get it regularly at www.changetheworldmarketing.com.
Did you join my list that way?
A statement like this can bring you a steady stream of new subscribers.
Refine your LinkedIn interactions
I mentioned in my last post about list-building that I was using LinkedIn. I joined some LinkedIn groups that I thought would have members interested in what I have to say. But I discovered some groups were better than others.
For example, I joined the WAHM (Work at Home Mothers) group. It turns out that most members represent existing companies (such as Avon and Arbonne) and those companies don’t let their sales force sell from their own websites for branding reasons.
On the other hand, I found that social entrepreneur and solopreneur groups were more useful.
Nevertheless, LinkedIn is time-consuming and I obviously didn’t get big results from it.
Work with other business owners
I’ve now made a couple of inquiries to business owners who work in the marketing and social entrepreneurs niches and we’ll see what happens. Often, you can help your own readers by linking to outside resources and if two people link to each other, they each help their readers plus gain from the link.
I’ll let you know what happens!
By the way, my goal is 50 people by the end of October. Do you think I’ll make it?