Building your list
Building your list is your number one priority every day. Your list is THE most important asset that you will ever own in your business, so it make sense to concentrate firstly on building your list.
Hello and welcome to episode 015 Of the Kaz Johnson show, my name is Kaz Johnson and I am the blogger behind Kazjohnson.com and the Kaz Academy. The Kaz Academy is the place to be if you are planning, building or growing your online business with online courses and a membership programme. You can learn more about what I do at Kazjohnson.com
Today I am talking about ‘Building Your List’. Although in the Film, If you build it, they will come.” That line may have worked for Kevin Costner’s character in Field of Dreams, it does not work for business and you need to concentrate on building your list.
This week, I am going to talking about ‘Building Your List’, but before I do, I just want to mention that we have a 5 day blog challenge for those of you who want to either start a blog, or who want to get your blog restarted, you can find how to enrol on this free challenge, you can sign up at www.kazjohnson.com/5days, that’s the number 5, I will put the links in my shownotes.
So let’s get started about building your list.
Why is it soooo important to build your list?
Facebook rules change, so can any other social media you use. People visit your website or blog, then leave, but by offering a superb offering and collecting their email addresses, you can carry on with that relationship with your potential or existing customer and you then OWN that list, not matter how social media changes.
So, then, the number one priority every day should be thinking of ways you can showcase your stuff and to be of tremendous value to your followers and customers.
So, let’s looks how you can start at getting subscribers to your list:-
- Get a superb ethical bribe that your target audience NEEDs.
This could be a free course, a challenge, or downloadable cheat sheet, or as I have done today, a downloadable action plan. No one subscribes to your newsletter anymore, you need to be very specific in solving a problem for them
- Get a good email provider.
I have tried several, and have settled with GetResponse, I will put a link in the show notes for you
- Create a series of Auto responders.
This will get your sales funnel started, but more importantly, you will pop into their inbox on a regular basis, saving you having to think about what to write to them, these can be tips, action plans etc that link back to your site. You could start off by putting a note in your diary to write an auto responder each week, then now matter when your subscriber subscribes, they will then be added to the list and will be sent an email starting at number 1, doing this, you won’t have to remember what you have already sent to them that way.
- Monthly promotions
When you are planning your year out, I have a session on planning where you can go to, kazjhonson.com/session – I will put the link in the show notes for you, make sure you schedule monthly promotions, not necessary for selling, but to create events like, challenges, mini trainings, then promote them with a sign up optin box. This way you can show off your expertise in your field and to showcase what you do as well as attracting the right audience for what you offer.
So, this week I have an action plan for you, and that is to follow my steps 1-4 and get that contact list started and start growing your contacts list. To help you, I have created a downloadable action plan to help you get started. Just head on over to kazjohnson.com/session015 to download the action plan, print it out and get started – NOW!
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That’s all for this week, so I would like to say a massive thank you for taking time to listen to me, and I will speak to you next week
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Kaz started out teaching over 30 years ago teaching IT in a local college, she then set up her own training business before teaching teachers and assessors online 10 years ago.
Today she helps people to plan, build and grow their online business and when she is not working, you will find her in the great outdoors.