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Your Email List! How To Build A List
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Your Email List! How to Build A List

Do you ever wonder, what's the best way how to build a list?

If so, you’re not alone.

Little Secret?

List building suspicion of mine!

I suspect everyone online still wonders.

Seriously! That is why I am writing.

No one’s a born list builder!

Everyone's guessing?

Everyone on the Internet is guessing. Even the other gurus guess.

Gurus get better after each guess. Experience and testing are helpful. Time!

How about your email list?

My advice differs from much of what I see. Even when I’ve bought eagerly!

I suspected I’d finally found an expert over and over again. At first, the flow of demanding messages following each purchase surprised me.

Then it disturbed me!

I bought products hoping for answers. I’d buy and get my hopes up.

Yikes! Only to be dashed on the sharp rocks of disappointment tidal waves again.

Wave after wave of disappointments!

In fact, I felt like I got buried under, “Hey stupid! You can’t really use that. It won’t work unless you get this too!”

Why did I feel buried?

(1) Let’s say I bought Product- A.

(2) Right away I find out I’d better buy Product-B to make Product-A work.

(3) Buying Product-B would turn into a downpour. Now I had better get Product-CDE. Then Product-FGH. Or none of the first purchases mattered. Oh, and filling me in solidly about how I was an idiot for expecting otherwise.

(4) Eventually, I'd understand. My purchases were simply hostages for my money until I got all, to XYZ.

Have you had that happen to you? If so, you didn't like it much, did you?

I felt frustrated, didn't you?

I learned not to copy that. After all, I already knew what it felt like.

What I do is a bit different.

And I double dare you to learn how to build a list that fits you.

7 double dares today!

(1) Dare to open your heart! Dare to unsubscribe heart busters.

(2) Dare to risk! Dare to risk being silly as you seek to transform lives.

(3) Dare to be yourself! Dare to become the gem God created you to be.

(4) Dare to send helpful content! Dare to ask questions – and answer.

(5) Dare to let people get to know you. Dare to let your best self leak out.

(6) Dare to make your email list about helping. Dare to give a baker’s dozen – with the extra first!

(7) Dare to get better! Dare that how to build a list, at least for your email list, means being best in the world solving problems for your subscribers.


Street Talk

Great article Cynthia, I have been caught in upsells and its really annoying. It's tough enough trying to make a living without being robbed by internet Dick Turpins! Love No 3 Dare to be yourself, God created us all unique let it shine through.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thank you! Yes, you're right. Very annoying, isn't it? Most especially when the text implies you wasted your money on the first one without getting all the rest. Great. Shine on through. God created you uniquely as you. Dare to be your *Best* self!

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  about 1 decade ago

yes this article hits the spot. Anything we do should reflect who we are. Thans a bunch!

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  about 1 decade ago

Thank you! Glad to help. Appreciate your kind comment.

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  about 1 decade ago

I think I am going to dare to be me. :)

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  about 1 decade ago

Great! Thanks for stopping by -- and for sharing!

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  about 1 decade ago

You certainly come across as yourself when you write Cynthia, your personality just shine through!

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  about 1 decade ago

Penny, You're so kind! Thank you Penny. I'm enjoying the learning process. blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago

On a personal note to you Cynthia, I think this is the best article yet! Awesomely readable and entertaining... but best of all helpful reminders. You are certainly not alone. I've been in the 'funnel' too. So we all know what not to do... thanks for the reminder of what to focus on and 'do!'. I love the idea of giving a bakers dozen with the extra first!

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  about 1 decade ago

Heather, Thank you - I appreciate your kind feedback. I've been working on my content emails for my list building for traffic list the past few weeks. I think that's loosening up my writing voice! A few more and I'll start making some audio recordings. In my regular voice:-) blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago

Exciting times for you Cynthia! If you keep this up success is just going to come and shove itself right in your face! lol. Maybe it already has!

  
  about 1 decade ago

Thank you Heather! I'm recovering from major surgery++ so hopefully any shoves are gentle:-)

  
  about 1 decade ago

I love your list of dares. It's so true. If we would just dare to be ourselves and dare to get out of our comfort zone we would do much better.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks John!

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  about 1 decade ago
Lemuel  

Very useful article. Thanks Cynthia. I will add this to my references. I like your 7 double dares in this article I want to try them all. Your illustration about buying products A, B, C, and so on sounds familiar to me. I also bought a product from certain "trusted" site before. A few days later I got new email from same source with another attractive offer. I haven't finished reading product A yet (good for me) and here comes product B. So, I got annoyed with the new offer and didn't make another purchase.

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  about 1 decade ago

Lemuel, Thanks! Hey -- I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets annoyed. Some of the stuff I got didn't even wait for email the next day:-) One right after another. Literally! Right after payment page. Going going going.... deep into what I know now is a "funnel" and used honestly can actually help people. Still... frustrating experience. So I'm hoping to learn from the school of hard knocks and skip the dramatics and all... thanks!! Glad to help you. blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago

What a good article Cynthia, now this I love (3) Dare to be yourself! Dare to become the gem God created you to be. Thanks, one needs reminding every now and then.

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  about 1 decade ago

Rob, Thanks! Glad to remind you:-) blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago

Good info Cynthia..You do keep reminding me I need to git my own list building back on track...thanks

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  about 1 decade ago

Kevin, Thanks! As long as you're focusing on what's most important today, you list building effort will be on track as soon as it becomes what's most important today:-) One thing at a time... blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago
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