What Does It REALLY Take to Add 10,000 Subscribers to Your List in 90 Days?

 “What Does It REALLY Take to Add 10,000 Subscribers to Your List in 90 Days?”

 
 
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My friend Tad Hargrave asked me, “Your List-a-Palooza 90 Day Challenge has the claim of ‘How to Add 10,000 People to Your List in 90 Days.’  That seems very bold! I’m curious, what would already need to be in place for someone for that to be a doable goal?”
 
I thought that was a great question, and here’s the answer
 
I offer that specific challenge to inspire the List-a-Palooza participants to get into action right away.
 
This challenge also inspires ME to show up, play a bigger game, and put something extraordinary like List-a-Palooza out into the world.
 
There’s a quote by Rumi that goes, “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
 
List-a-Palooza is my “huge, foolish project.”
 
I was actually surprised how many people have joined List-a-Palooza that were just getting started with their e-mail lists.
 
In that case, it’s unlikely that they’ll add 10,000 people in 90 days.
 
However, many past participants were still absolutely thrilled to have doubled, tripled or quadrupled their smaller lists.
 
In order to hit the goal of 10,000 new subscribers in 90 days, you need one or more of the following:
 
1. Time AND “Know How”
 
One of our past List-a-Palooza speakers shared her exact strategy for adding 10,000 people to her list in only 45 days using Pinterest.  She knew what she was doing and invested a significant amount of time and energy in pulling this off.
 
Another past speaker talked about how to drive tons of traffic to your website for free with Deal Sites (like Groupon or Living Social).
 
2. Money to Invest in Paid Advertising
 
1000′s of people have joined List-a-Palooza just from Facebook ads.
 
The key to paid advertising is TRACKING the results from each ad.  It’s amazing how wildly the results can vary from ad to ad.  I create a separate tracking link for each ad I run so that I can quickly increase the ad budget if it’s performing well or stop the ad if it’s not performing well.
 
It also helps to have something under $100 to sell right after people opt in so that you can calculate the ROI on your ads right away.
 
When people opt in for List-a-Palooza, I offer them the chance to get the List-Building Success Kit with all the recordings for an astounding 90% off.
 
Not only does this provide exceptional value for the investment and build tremendous good will, it also lets me know right away which ads are working and which aren’t.
 
When you do it this way, paid advertising doesn’t have to cost a lot.  You can start out with $5-$10 and go from there.
 
3. Powerful Relationships & Connections
 
If you are launching a new teleseminar or webinar or hosting a tele-summit (a series of interviews) and you have strong relationships with strategic alliances and or affiliates, you can add 10,000 people to your list in under 90 days by having them promote your launch.
 
For example, I spoke on Vrinda Normand’s tele-summit, and over 11,000 people opted in for that event within a few weeks.
 
What if you don’t have any of these 3 things in place?
 
Go for it anyway!
 
As motivational speaker Les Brown says, “Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
 
The point is…
 
Whether you’re just starting out or whether you already have a large list, “What you focus on expands,” and by focusing on building your list for 90 days, especially with all of the resources that you’ll receive through List-a-Palooza, you’ll move forward MUCH FASTER!
 
 

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Discover the Hidden Gold in Your E-mail List

 Discover the Hidden Gold in Your E-mail List

 
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You’ve probably heard that, “the fortune is in the follow up,” but if you’re like most of the 1,000’s of entrepreneurs I’ve worked with over the last 14 years, your follow up systems leave something to be desired.
 
Here’s why “the fortune is in the follow up,” and what that looks like…
 
According to my friend and online marketing expert, Vrinda Normand, in most niche markets, or the specific group of people you serve:
 
3% are actively shopping for what you offer
 
7% are aware and open to your services, but not looking
 
30% are not aware of their problem or your solution
 
30% may know you exist, but it’s not the right time
 
30% are simply not a fit

 
This means that if you’re not following up, you’re leaving behind the 67% of people that might be ready to sign up for your products or services down the road!
 
When you follow up consistently, you will stay in front of these people. Maybe they’re not ready now, but when they are ready, you’ll be at the top of their mind and therefore you’ll be the one they hire over someone that didn’t follow up.
 
Imagine how much more money you could put in your pocket just by staying in touch with those 67% of people who may need you in the future.
 
The easiest and most effective way to follow up and nurture those relationships is to build an e-mail list of clients and potential clients who have “opted in” and given you permission to send them e-mails.
 
A good rule of thumb for monetizing your list is to shoot for $1 per subscriber, per month. So if your goal is to generate $10,000 per month in income, focus on growing your e-mail list to 10,000 subscribers.
 
With a profitable e-mail list you can:
 
● Attract more clients and sales
 
● Turn current clients into repeat clients
 
● Fill your seminars and programs
 
● Promote other peoples’ programs that you believe in and earn $1,000′s in affiliate commissions

 
Building your list is like taking advantage of compound interest. The sooner you start, the better. And the longer you nurture your list, the more profitable it will be.
 
To quantum leap your e-mail list to the next level, I recommend participating for FREE in the List-a-Palooza 90 Day List-Building Challenge.
 
 
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“The 3 Phases of Growing Your E-mail List”

The 3 Phases of Growing Your E-mail List

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How do you go from no e-mail list at all, to adding a few people here and there, to adding hundreds or thousands at a time?

Here are the 3 phases of list-building as I see them, and some of the most effective list-building tactics in each stage…
 
PHASE 1:  Getting Started
 
When you’re just starting out, I recommend reaching out to your sphere of influence and inviting them to receive your special newsletter or tips (whatever valuable free goody you offer on an ongoing basis).

Here are some places to start:

  • Stacks of business cards you’ve collected
  • Contacts in Gmail (or whatever e-mail provider you have)
  • People in your cell phone
  • Facebook friends
  • LinkedIn connections

Send them an e-mail message to reconnect, inviting them to opt in to your list.  I share some specific templates for this in my free report, How to Jumpstart Your E-mail List.

By the way, you need PERMISSION to add someone to your e-mail list.  Otherwise, it’s considered spam.  When someone gives you their business card, it does NOT mean they’ve opted in to your list (unless they specifically say, “Here’s my card… please add me to your list.”)
 
PHASE 2:  Launching
 
Just like a rocket uses most of its fuel to get off the ground, adding the first 1,000 people to your list is the hardest, in my opinion.

You can accelerate your results in this stage by asking for referrals, regularly posting on social media, public speaking, attending networking events, and investing in paid advertising, like Facebook ads.

If you’re really ambitious, you can add hundreds or thousands of people to your list in a relatively short period of time by hosting a tele-summit where the speakers that you’re interviewing help promote the event.
 
PHASE 3:  Leverage
 
As your list gets bigger and bigger, it’s easier to find strategic alliances and affiliates with bigger lists to promote you and vice versa.

Once you have an online sales funnel that converts well, it’s less scary to invest more money in paid advertising as well.

Therefore, once you’ve reached this stage, it’s a lot easier to add hundreds or thousands of people to your list at a time.

My intention with List-a-Palooza 90 Day List-Building Challenge is that it will help you get to Phase 3 more quickly or accelerate your results in Phase 3, if you’re already there.

 

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Alex Mandossian’s Membership Site Intensive Highlights

 

Highlights from Alex Mandossian’s

Membership Site Intensive

 

 

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Almost 1000 people from around the world are participating live and via webcast in Alex Mandossian’s Membership Site Intensive taking place at the QLN Conference Center in Oceanside, California today through July 16, 2014.

 

Mandossian says, “The key to attracting high-end clients in today’s internet age is to engage and enroll. The days of command and control are in the rear view mirror.”

 

Among his best tips to attract high end clients shared so far:
 

  •  Flip Your Sales Funnel: Start with the top of the line item to attract premium clients and downsell from there. It’s a whole lot easier.
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  •  For an immediate cash infusion, approach your most recent, most invested clients first.
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  •  Price to eliminate problem children. After all, it’s easier to attract one $10,000 client than one hundred $100 clients.

 

Mandossian is making the webcast of the three-day event available to aspiring online marketers around the world to enjoy now and forever for a modest investment of $197.

 

In fact, he inspired his event participants to join together in the spirit of cooperation and co-opetition to see how the they could take action on the lessons learned to spread the word and invite even more virtual participation.

 

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Luminaries including Business Bio Expert and Get Known Get Paid Mentor Nancy Juetten, the World’s Leading Relationship with Money Coach Morgana Rae, and Award-Winning Talk Show Host Raven the Talk Show Maven, among many others, have contributed valuable bonuses to make the $197 investment an even better decision.

 

Visit this link to learn more. Be sure to make your decision by noon PST on July 16, 2014 to benefit from the bonus bundle.

 

About Alex Mandossian:

Alex Mandossian is know as the world’s master trainer to virtual trainers. He teaches online marketers around the blobe to exposure and get more marketing reach for their clear, compelling, and consistent marketing messages — faster, better, and easier. To learn more and take advantage of his $197 offer to benefit from the 3-day Membership Marketing Intensive for which guests have invested considerably more for travel, hotel, and registration fees AND enjoy the participant bonus bundle, take action by noon PST on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

 
 
 
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You’re Invited to The Lifestyle Business MasterClass!

 

“You’re Invited to The Lifestyle

Business MasterClass!”

 


 
 
Do you ever feel afraid that growing your business to the level you desire would require you driving yourself into the ground in the process?
 
You are not alone!
 
Unfortunately, I see so many entrepreneurs making the same mistake I did, working their way to burn out, without even realizing it!
 
That’s why I got so fired up when my friend Vrinda Normand asked if she could interview me for her Lifestyle Business MasterClass
 
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I’m going to share about how to consciously design your business so that it supports your ideal lifestyle.
 
Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn:
 
* How to Double Your Income AND Your Time Off! <---- No kidding! I've done this myself!
 
* The #1 Key to Creating More Freedom and Ease in Your Life (and Gaining an Extra 20 Hours per Week)
 
* How to Avoid the Top 3 Mistakes That Are Sucking the Life (and Profit) Out of Your Business
 
* How to Compassionately Set Boundaries so That You Don’t Burn Out
 
I’m not going to tell you that being in business for yourself is easy, but it’s definitely EASIER when you can learn from someone who has been-there-done-that and can show you some of the pitfalls to avoid.
 
You’ll receive valuable tips, tools, and insights that you can put into action right away to experience more ease, flow, and freedom while growing your business.
 
 

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The 2013 Group Coaching Mega-Summit!

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Want to Earn More Money in Less Time, Serve More People, and Have the Freedom You Need?

 

It’s Time to Start a Group Program!

 

Our Experts Will Show You How…

 

* Are you tired of working hour after hour with individual clients?
 
* Would you like to increase your income without working more?
 
* How about reaching more people and helping more people achieve the transformation they’ve been looking for?
 

With the success of more individual clients comes the feeling of hour-after-hour burnout. You love serving people, but there is a limit as to how much you can do. And of course, you need to earn enough to make a living.
 
Enter group coaching. Although the types of programs vary widely, the end result is the same:
 
* Satisfied clients who reach their goals
* More free time for you, the coach
* Increased income
* Increased reach and impact
 
The more people that you can serve at once, the more you can own your free time and avoid driving yourself to exhaustion.
That’s why my friend Gina Hiatt has gathered a wide variety of experts (including yours truly) who run all kinds of different groups, using different techniques, content and emphasis.
 
You’ll discover how to:
 
* Grow you re-mail list
 
* Know what kind of group you should run based on your unique style and interests
 
* Identify the ideal clients for your group program, and how to attract them with excellent marketing and copywriting
 
* Make use of social media to forge relationships that lead to forming community
 
* Write about your group program and let the world know what you have to offer
 
* Believe enough in yourself to take the steps to succeed
 
 

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Big List Big Profits!

Big List Big Profits!

 
If you weren’t able to attend my Big List Big Profits event last weekend, here are some tips that I posted on Facebook throughout the weekend that I thought you’d find valuable.
 
Please “Like,” comment, and share! :)
 

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Did you find these tips helpful? Please leave a comment below! :)
 
If you’re curious about Big List Big Profits, you can click here for more info.
 
 

Facebook Power Hour #2

List-a-Palooza Facebook Power Hour!

 

Step 1:

If you have a Facebook Fan Page / Business Page, post a “Question of the Day” on your page for people to respond to.

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Examples: (Feel free to copy and paste these)

Do you have a Free Goody that you offer to potential clients? If so, please post the name of your free goody and the link here.

Do you have a Facebook Fan Page / Business Page? If so, please post the link to your page here.

Do you have a blog? If so, please post a link to one of your favorite articles here.

What’s one of your biggest “a-ha”s from List-a-Palooza so far?

What’s ONE item on your “Bucket List”?

What are 3 things you’re grateful for?

What are you most fired up about right now?

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NOTE: You don’t have to have a Fan Page to participate in this Power Hour (but you DO have to have a Facebook account).

If you don’t have a Facebook account, just go to facebook.com, fill out the form on the right and click “Sign Up.”

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Step 2:

If you have a Facebook Fan Page / Business Page, post the link here on the blog so that other List-a-Palooza participants can “Like” you:

Ex. http://www.facebook.com/realprosperity

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Step 3:

Check out the pages of other List-a-Palooza participants on this blog and “Like” whoever you want (you don’t HAVE to like anyone)

Look for the “Question of the Day” on the pages that you’ve “Liked” and post comments in response.

By commenting on what other people have posted on their Fan Pages:

1. You are gaining exposure and visibility to all of the people that “like” their page.

2. You help them improve their Facebook engagement stats

WIN-WIN! : D

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NOTES:

*** Here’s how to post your photo when commenting on blogs:
http://www.realprosperityinc.com/how-to-post-your-photo-when-commenting-on-blogs/

*** If you have a question or challenge, please post a comment to this blog post. I’ll be monitoring this blog post during our Power Hour as well as connecting on Facebook with you.

*** Remember to REFRESH this blog PAGE every now and then so that new comments will show up!

*** If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry. Sometimes legitimate comments get flagged as spam for some reason, and I have to manually approve them. So please be patient. Thanks!

*** If you get an error message saying something like “unable to establish database connection,” just wait a few seconds and try again. I’m working with my hosting company to upgrade my servers. In the meantime, the site gets temporarily overwhelmed with too much traffic at once.

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List-a-Palooza JV Networking Power Hour

List-a-Palooza JV Networking Power Hour!

 

Please Introduce Yourself by Posting a Comment!

Here’s a template:

1. My name is _________.

2. For fun in my spare time, I like _________.

3. Good strategic alliances for me are _________.

4. My list / tribe / target market / ideal clients are _________.

5. What I do is _________.

6. My website(s) is / are: _________.

7. You can find me on social media sites here: _________.

8. What I’d love support with is _________.

NOTES:

*** Here’s how to post your photo when commenting on blogs:
http://www.realprosperityinc.com/how-to-post-your-photo-when-commenting-on-blogs/

*** Reply to other people’s comments when you have a good idea or potential JV for them.

*** Remember to REFRESH your PAGE every now and then so that new comments will show up!

 

Is E-mail Marketing Dead?

 Is E-mail Marketing Dead?

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I remember having dinner with Tim Ferris, best-selling author of the 4-Hour Workweek, a few years ago and discussing e-mail.

 

When I shared that I felt frustrated that I didn’t have time to respond to all of the e-mails I received, he offered to send me 300 messages a day or more… whatever it took to make me realize that, at some point, I simply would not be able keep up with it all, and I would have to learn to accept it.

 

So it’s hard to get my attention via e-mail. Not because I don’t care (I do care!), but because there just aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with it all.

 

Many of your clients and potential clients are probably in the same boat. In the flood of e-mails hitting their inbox every day, how do you get your message to stand out?

 

Is it even worth it? Or is e-mail marketing dead?

 

In my experience, your e-mail list is one of the greatest financial assets in your business.

 

With a profitable e-mail list you can:

• Attract more clients and sales

• Turn current clients into repeat clients

• Fill your seminars and programs

• Promote other peoples’ programs that you believe in and earn $1,000′s in affiliate commissions

 

Having a big, profitable e-mail list provides entrepreneurs with an uncommon level of financial security because you can even out your cashflow and generate more income when you need to, simply by clicking “send” on an e-mail.

 

Without a profitable e-mail list, being an entrepreneur can be so much of an uphill struggle that many lose steam and eventually throw in the towel.

 

If you’re not focusing on growing your list, you’re setting yourself up to continue to work much harder than you need to.

 

Also, most of my clients care about making a bigger difference in the world, and having an e-mail list that you regularly provide value for allows you to expand your energy and your message to many more people and make a bigger impact, even if not all of them become your clients.

 

Many people change their physical address more often than their e-mail address these days.

 

They’re still opening and responding to e-mail.

 

And just because they’re on your e-mail list doesn’t mean that e-mail is the only way you can communicate with them. I also use text messaging (for people who request it), voice broadcasts, and regular snail mail.

 

Also, you can use your e-mail list to create a “Custom Audience” for Facebook ads so that only people on your e-mail list see that particular ad.

 

During List-a-Palooza, we do weekly “Power Hours” to help build each other’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest followings, too.

 

Ultimately, it’s not about e-mail specifically. It’s about taking amazing care of and providing exceptional value for your “tribe” in a way that’s also scalable for you so that you can make a big difference without burning out in the process.

 

In short, I believe that growing a big, profitable e-mail list is one of the smartest things that you can do in your business to set yourself up for long term success.

 

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