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Are there any resources or threads regarding growing a current email list?

If not, I'd be happy to start one and share what I've learned thus far with my blog.
 
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But feel free to share your insights here on this thread. I, for one, would be happy to read it...
 

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Are there any resources or threads regarding growing a current email list?

If not, I'd be happy to start one and share what I've learned thus far with my blog.
@AllenCrawley has a great thread on the inside.
 

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Thank you, I'll check it out. I met with Grant Cardone this weekend and he went over how to 10x what I'm currently doing. It all starts with increasing lead gen so that is going to be my main focus moving forward.
I'm probably stating the obvious but...

Don't forget, lead generation is only part of the equation. You need to hold on to those leads or you will be working hard to stand still. It's the leads you retain that build your list. In other words, don't fill a leaking bucket.

The other aspect is to find ways for your leads to build trust in you. If you don't they won't open your email. Again, you will be working hard for little gain.
 

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How have you got your current email subscribers? What can you do to 10x that?
This list I'm attempting to grow has 906 addresses. I'm looking to 10x it in 60 days. I know that's a HUGE goal but hey, that's why we're in the Fastlane right?

I'm looking for how others have done this.

For me, I've occasionally had sites out of the blue take an article and blast it to their lists. I've contacted them about doing something on a regular basis and they only pick those that interests them.

Hopefully we can start to make a list of how others have grown their lists (I'm not selling anything), providing information for now.....
 
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This list I'm attempting to grow has 906 addresses. I'm looking to 10x it in 60 days. I know that's a HUGE goal but hey, that's why we're in the Fastlane right?

I'm looking for how others have done this.

For me, I've occasionally had sites out of the blue take an article and blast it to their lists. I've contacted them about doing something on a regular basis and they only pick those that interests them.

Hopefully we can start to make a list of how others have grown their lists (I'm not selling anything), providing information for now.....
The size of your list will be a function of the traffic to your site and how much of the traffic you can capture to the list. People don't give their email as freely these days so 1) make a great offer 2) be sure to make the offer look trustworthy.

I give away a free ebook that they would usually need to pay for. I then follow it up with a large discount on a course I sell - the course is never discounted other than to new subscribers.

The other thing you will need to do is drive the traffic to your site. I rely on organic traffic but you could use PPC advertising. If you decide on PPC advertising the need to have a great offer to capture the traffic becomes even more important.

Something that I have done in the past is write free, high articles for large sites in my niche. The only requirement was that they named me as the author and had a link to my site. Probably the most successful of these captured an additional 100-150 subscribers in a day from the traffic generated, but that was probably 5 years ago now.
 

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If you decide on PPC advertising the need to have a great offer to capture the traffic becomes even more important.
I guess you mean paid search (people often mean paid search when they say PPC).

If anyone’s thinking of using paid search to acquire emails then focus on the right keyword and ad copy and have a super simple signup page.

I have a thread somewhere where I was growing an email list with Google Ads.

Search term: XYZ tips

Ad headline: Get XYZ Tips | Straight To Your Inbox

The landing page:

Get XYZ Tips
Straight To Your Inbox
[Enter your email]
<Get Tips>


EDIT: Found it:
 

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