#164: 3 Simple (and Mostly Free) List Building Strategies to Skyrocket Your Email List

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You know that growing your list is a task that never gets ticked off the to-do list, right? It’s like eating your broccoli or brushing your teeth—it’s something we’ve always got to do. But here’s the thing: many entrepreneurs are looking for ways to cut costs, especially when it comes to their marketing budgets. So, if you’re on a tight budget or want to minimize expenses, these strategies are perfect for you. And the best part? They’re free … or damn close to it!

First up, let’s talk about pop-ups. Now, I know what you’re thinking—pop-ups can be annoying, right? But hold on, there’s a way to do them without irritating your website, visitors. By offering something of great value and ensuring they’re not intrusive, you can use pop-ups effectively. And the best part? These are the warmest leads because they’re already on your site. All you need is a piece of software to set up the pop-ups and trust me, it’s worth the small investment. For more details on how to implement non-annoying pop-ups, check out episode 19 of our podcast.

Next up, we’re diving into the magical world of Facebook groups. These bad boys can be a game-changer for growing your list. Now, I won’t lie, it takes some time and effort to find the right groups where your potential customers hang out. But once you do, it’s all about delivering value, answering questions, and sharing your goodies—like opt-ins and blog posts. The best part? It’s TOTALLY FREE!

Now, brace yourself for strategy number three: collaboration and promo swaps. If you’ve been in the online business game for a while, chances are you’ve made some cool internet friends or industry connections. Well, it’s time to put those connections to good use! By teaming up with like-minded businesses and exchanging promotions, you can tap into each other’s audiences and watch your lists grow like magic. It’s a win-win situation, and so damn easy!

And as a bonus, I have a little tip for you that involves an EXTREMELY handy bit of software called ManyChat. This strategy is particularly useful if you already have a social media following and want to convert those followers into email subscribers. By using ManyChat, you can engage your audience within the platform, boosting your content’s visibility and keeping the algorithms happy.

So there you have it… three simple (and mostly free) ways to supercharge your email list growth. Trust me, these strategies have worked wonders for countless entrepreneurs, and I promise they can work for you too. 

But hey, remember, this was just a sneak peek of the podcast episode. To get the full scoop, complete with recommended tools and juicy insider tips, hit play and listen to episode #164. 


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