There are two approaches I advocate when it comes to starting your first lifestyle business. The first? Freelance writing. It’s a skill that most of us already have, and there’s a huge demand. Plus, if you need to make money relatively quickly? Freelance writing is the best way to do that while building your online […]
Note From Sean: Most bloggers will spend hours writing a blog post, and then write their headline in seconds as an afterthought. This is a HUGE problem though. Why? Because if your headline isn’t good enough to get someone to click on the post and read it, then what’s the point of having great content […]
Note: This post has been updated as of September 2017. I’ve seen a lot of crappy blogs No really. I hate to say it, but I get a lot of emails from people asking me to check out their blog and give them feedback on it. I do my best to be kind and respond […]
Here’s a crazy stat: the vast majority of data and content ever produced has been created in the last few years. Impressive to think about, right? So it shouldn’t be too shocking to see that everyone is blogging right now. I mean, blogs are great. This blog has changed Sean’s life, and honestly, mine too. […]
Note from Sean: Blogging has changed a lot over the years. Social media is more important than ever, as is having consistency in your branding. One of the best ways to be effective at social media, and brand yourself is to create high quality graphics and media that complement your blog. Fortunately, there are tools out there these […]
Clearly due to the title of this post, I’m going to share with you all the secrets you need to know in order to be a successful blogger. Things like the perfect posting schedule, the absolute best way to guest post, how to fill your site with content upgrades that will have readers begging you to take […]
Note from Sean: When it comes down to it, the success of a blog ultimately depends on both the quality of the content you write, and your ability to share your content successfully. There are a ton of options to help you do that – some are fantastic, some not so much. Luckily, Charles Bordet of Become […]
A few weeks ago, you saw one of the very best guest posts I’ve ever seen, and the best on this site by Location Rebel member Alp Turan called How Complete Newbies Can Land Killer Guest Posts: The Ultimate Guide. At over 7,000 words it was a pretty epic post to say the least, and chock […]
A/B testing. You’ve probably heard and seen this term on most of the big marketing blogs. But, chances are you aren’t quite sure what it is. Until now. A/B testing is one of those tactics a blogger can do that can help dramatically increase the conversion rates on their website. That’s a good thing. Before […]
It’s not a big secret that building an email list is one of the most important things you can do for an online business. But if you’re anything like me (or like I was up until recently) you still haven’t started your list.
I always saw the benefits of growing a list, but I never thought that it was really relevant to me because I wasn’t a blogger. I thought that to build a list you had to publish regular content on your blog, slowly grow return traffic, then over time convince those readers to sign up to your newsletter. For me it was long ball, and I’d rather spend my time making sales than “playing business.”
That all changed a month ago. In just a few days I accidentally started an email list, got over 200 subscribers, and landed several clients for a new business venture, all without having a blog. Now I’d like to show you how I did it so you can do the same.
Before I jump into the tactics, I’d like to quickly go over a few reasons for starting a list, just so we’re on the same page. Feel free to skip ahead if you’re already a believer.