What I’m about to share with you had a big, immediate impact on me, and what I’m going to do over the next 30 days. I’m sharing it with you because, well, I think it will help you, too. A lot. Especially if you copy me.
No hype, by the way, but this little bit of advice is golden. (Don’t discount the advice just because it’s free, please.)
I spent several days last week with some of the top internet marketers in the world. One of them was Tellman Knudson. You may know him as the slightly eccentric, ADD-powered marketer, and the creator of the MyFirstList listbuilding system.
If you don’t know about Tellman’s barefoot run across the USA, or how he went from a marketing newbie with a shaved-head to a millionaire with long hair and a scraggly beard, well you really ought to get to know him better, because he’s a sharp dude.
Anyway, he was talking to this other new friend of mine, Lisa Sasevich (I’ll tell you about her in another letter) and I overheard him giving her some listbuilding advice. I didn’t catch all of it, but I had heard enough to know that I had to ask him about it later.
With a jack-on-the-rocks in my hand, and a glass of ice-water in his, I asked Tellman to repeat what he had told Lisa. Here’s how our conversation went.
T: Are you Married?
T: How often do you talk with your wife?
M: Daily and often.
T: How good is the trust and communication between you and your wife?
M: Perfect. 100%.
T: Now…Do you have a list?
T: How often do you talk with your list?
M: Now and then .
T: How is the trust and communication with your list?
M: Could be better.
Point made. Point taken.
This is advice for YOU, as well as me. You should be reading everything in this email and thinking not about me, but about how that affects YOU, and your business, and your mailing list.
So my question is: What are YOU going to do with this advice from one of the world’s top list builders?
Well, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do, and I invite you to copy me.
Ronald Reagan said “Trust, but verify”, and that’s what I’m going to do.
I’m going to commit to a daily email to my list for at least 30 days. Every day, rain or shine, busy or lazy day, weekday or weekend, something of interest is going to go out to my list. Let’s see how that goes.
You’re probably wondering how you can find something to write about on a daily basis…and you’re probably concerned about being viewed as a spammer.
Well, to that second question, I’ll just say that if your readers don’t want to hear from you, let them unsubscribe. As that relates to me, I’m bumping up against the next service level for my autoresponder anyway, and if my list grows much bigger, I’ll be paying more for the service. So in invite you to unsubscribe if you don’t want to hear what I have to say. You’ll be doing me a favor. (the Unsubscribe link as at the bottom of this and every email I send out.)
As for the first question, well I’ll clue you in on Tellman’s advice about that tomorrow.
One last thing…
I don’t know if this bit of advice was Tellman’s BEST advice, or simply his SIMPLEST advice. Heck, maybe it was both. But I do know that if you’re going to build a list, he’s the man to listen to.
If you want to get more of Tellman’s list building wisdom, you’ll find his wisdom and his free list-building video, here.
To Your Success,
P.S. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s message about what to write about when you’re writing every day. Plus, I’ll also tell you what Tellman told me about getting new traffic to join your list. It’s valuable stuff…but it really pales in comparison to what Tellman gives you in his MyFirstList system.
Remember, the money is in the list. You may as well get some.