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The Benefit of Building an Email List

Email lists Rock!

This is going to change your life!

The biggest benefit of building an email list as a business owner is how easy it is for you to touch lives.  Your people are only an email away.  Even when your starting small with say only a couple subscribers, maybe people you already know, it’s still valuable to get them talking about you, and giving them something valuable in your work.  A great way to do that is to send them an email every once in a while.

When you are solving problems that will help others to help themselves you are being a service to the human race, to all things really.  You are doing for others and when you can love doing it for free just imagine how you’ll feel when you get paid to do it.

And let me be honest here that when you are trying to make a living, money is something that might be closer to the front rather than the back of your mind.  Especially if you’ve got a family.  But you’ve got to understand that this blogging thing isn’t a get rich quick scheme.  It takes years to make money, and you’ve got to be really really good.  So investing in creating a blogging income is a long term strategy and you probably won’t be making a living doing it any time soon.  That doesn’t mean you can’t take more action and try to make your first blogging windfall come faster.  You gotta figure that if you wait until you have 1,000 subscribers, your bound to sell something on your first launch.  Even if it’s only one copy, you’ve still got to sell something if you have 1,000 people on your list.  It’s probably going to be a disappointing number, maybe more than one, but less than 100, but it will be something you can work on and grow.  The blogging business is easy enough to do for a lifetime, without ever having to retire from it.  Why would you ever retire anyways?  It’s fun!  And it’s not hard on your body, all you are doing is typing.  In other words, you could be 99 years old and still able to blog everyday if you wanted to.

So why all the talk about the money anyways.  Blogging is fun, and it makes your life better.  It makes your relationships better.  Building an email list on top of blogging just makes blogging that much better.  Especially if you plan to make money off your blog.  Everyone says it, “the money is in the list”.

So when you get subscribers, that is leading you down a road where people pay you for your products.  You don’t have to start with a $1,000 product.  Start small, something like $20.  That’s a middle ground price range for a good e book, and with a list of 1,000 subscribers, if you did well, you might make a couple hundred dollars off your first launch.  That’s money you didn’t have before, and even better it’s earned with your very own online business.

The money would be nice, but the biggest benefit of building an email list is your opportunity to be of service to other people.  To help other people.  When you work with that in mind, the future is bright.

Improve And Succeed With Your Sales Job

Right now I’m selling.

I do it about three times a week, sometimes two times a week…

But I’ve been getting out there each week for about a month now.  All I know is that they gave me a two dollar raise to do it.  And new clothes.

Plus a name-badge, which really makes me feel official.  I heard the voices talking today about how I was official.  It kind of made me feel nice.  The voices can definitely be a blessing.

But how did I manage to get this job?

Why are they giving me more money, buying me clothes and a name-badge.. engraved… why, why, why….

I think it’s because I pray for sales.  My good thoughts are with the company’s sales.  I used to work with this guy who blew everyone out of the water in sales, and he said it was because he prayed for sales.

So everyone got an email list from some prayer website and got their prayers delivered to their inboxes.

I’m talking about delivering my own email to people to inspire them to take action.  To buy the next book on your path to growth.  To get on an email list that’s going to help you.  I’m planning to have both in store for you.  And I’m also planning on quitting cigarettes because I think that quitting is a good thing.

For now I’m just trying to stick to only one glass of wine a day.  I think that’s good for your health.  Red wine.  A glass a day.

I’ve got a lot of life left in me, I’ve just got to get off the cigarettes and I think I’ll be fine.  But I’m keeping this blog!  I’m doing my thing!  And I’m getting new twitter followers every week.  I should easily be able to turn this website, or any other site, into a  money machine.  And yeah baby, wouldn’t that be “working harder on yourself than you do at your job”-Jim Rohn.

And I say you could do it to.  Anyone could do it, everyone has value.  And your ideas can go for money!  The key to it, at least as far as I can tell, is to build your content up so strong your readers will WANT to buy things from you.  Yes, that’s right… I’m talking about making on the internet with information products people can buy that help them improve.  I think that would be working very hard on myself…. and sharing value with others.  I’ve probably been blogging a year, year and a half on this site, under my name… and it’s changed over time.

It was about schizophrenia, but I didn’t want to limit myself to just my illness, and I wanted to follow my passion, so I started writing things as valuable as I could make them for other people who just wanted to improve their lives..

And if a schizophrenic like me can work on taking over the world with his blog, I think anyone can take the world over with their blog.  They can be part of the “it” thing.  And if a schizophrenic like me can hold down a job for 30 hours a week, where a two thirds the time is selling, I’d say I’m doing pretty good.

And I hear voices.  The truth of it is, sales makes it worse.  Or better, it’s better really.  Because the voices really are a blessing.  And that’s part of my philosophy.

My philosophy is that the more you can count the positive things about your circumstances, the better off you’ll be.  Even if it doesn’t look good, make it look good.  And don’t complain, your bosses will LOVE you.

 

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