Loaded with only the most proven, ZERO COST list building strategies for 2016:
BUILD AN EMAIL LIST OF 1,500+ ENGAGED FANS AND EAGER BUYERS IN JUST 90 DAYS… WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME ON ADS
Every day, with credit card in hand, HUNDREDS of your most VALUABLE potential
clients opt-in to an email list with the hopes of overcoming their most urgent problems.
Are they opting into YOURS?
And whether you’ve created an online course, or have plans to create one in the near future,
the success of your coaching, consulting, or training business rests heavily on your answer to this question.
that you’re not reaching as many QUALIFIED, ready-to-buy subscribers
as you should.
Your current list building tactics feel random-at-best, draining your energy while failing to provide a steady stream of leads and income into your business every single day…
Because what follows could EASILY be the most pivotal moment you look back on 90 days from now when your email list is flushed with 1500+ super engaged leads ready and willing to INVEST in your product.
(And Why I Still Cringe When I Hear It)
You’ve probably been asked this dozens of times.
Maybe even HUNDREDS.
By business coaches, potential partners, mastermind groups and concerned spouses.
They ask it with the best of intentions.
But even still, it can land like an A-bomb to an entrepreneur’s fragile psyche.
Especially when you’re already skating on thin ice… unsure how many more hits you can take before the ice cracks and you have to fall back into whatever world you just left behind.
Still makes me want to slip on my invisible cloak and dig myself a deep digital hole.
And maybe you can relate.
Because in my mind, there’s no question more anxiety provoking for an online business owner in their first few years than this one.
It’s a question that can make you feel like a total fraud.
(or in my case, a flat out failure).
And I still remember the first time I got asked it.
It was almost a year after I left my job as the head of content for Tony Robbins to go off and do this whole “online business thing”.
And despite coming from such a great “traditional” background… one which people always seemed impressed by, I was a total amateur at online marketing.
And my list of just 600 subscribers (mostly concerned friends and family) confirmed it.
Even the few people I DID have on my list were unengaged at best and freebie seekers.
Swiping my free report then disappearing before I even had a chance to say “hello”.
But the most painful part about it wasn’t the fact that I was spending long nights working my butt off with no results to show for it…
It was that my number of subscribers (or lack thereof) served as a such a constant, clear-cut indicator of my failed efforts.
It was like a calling card for my failure.
But even still….
I’m grateful people asked it.
Grateful that people are asking it to YOU.
Because that single question… and the ACTIONS you take to finally be able to answer it with unshakable confidence, holds the key to your flourishing online business.
(and grow my list to over 200,000), I had to learn the hard way why building a big
email list of engaged leads and eager buyers was so damn difficult.
Let me know if this sounds familiar…
You labor for days creating the “perfect” lead
One you believe your audience will absolutely love.
Throw it onto a simple landing page (maybe you
… and then do your best to channel your
inner-copywriter without sounding like some late
night infomercial guy who speaks in a steady stream
You type up your copy and maybe even feel sorta OK about it.
Who knows… it might actually convert??
You wait for inspiration to hit – write an epic article – post it to your blog and then throw it up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…
Anyone who will have it.
You beg for likes… comments… shares.
And if you’re feeling particularly brave, maybe even tag an influencer or two with the hopes they’ll take notice and wave their magic wand to make it go viral.
Maybe you get a few bites. A slow trickle of opt-ins.
Enough to count on one hand, but that’s OK.
Progress is progress, right?
But you find that the people who DO end up on your list are a strange bunch.
Oh… they LOVE getting that free report you spent days creating.
But your other emails?
You know… the ones where you’re actually trying to build a relationship or make an offer?
Nope. Not such a big fan of those.
They disengage. Drop-off.
And you’re stuck having to upgrade your email service provider to act as an expensive parking lot for all that digital dust.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
Until you burn out and “pivot” thinking that people just aren’t interested in your thing.
And while it’s true that a pivot may be what’s needed… after working with over 20,000+ students across my programs, I can tell you that in over 90% of the cases, it’s not a pivot that’s needed… but a better strategy.
Because as popular as list building has become, it’s still super hard to get right, and most people who struggle have fallen for one of these 6 deadly mistakes.
Mistake #1: Building An “Email List”
I’m going to come right out and say it.
There’s a HUGE difference between building an email list and building an email list of soon-to-be buyers.
And being aware of this crucial distinction informs every decision you make.
From the type of lead magnet you create to how you engage with your new leads in the days and weeks following the opt-in.
Most gurus will tell you “the money is in the list”.
Better-informed experts will correct them and say “the money is your relationship to the list”.
But the truth is…
The money is in your subscriber’s relationship to the problem they’re trying to solve.
And unless your lead magnet and subsequent messaging confirms and reinforces that relationship, chances are it won’t lead to money changing hands.
So to summarize: your job isn’t to build an email list. It’s to build a list of future buyers.
Mistake #2: Bigger lists lead to bigger profits
Yes, numbers are important.
Especially your first 1,500 engaged, ready-to-buy subscribers as this number represents a fairly accurate tipping point for where your online business can become a full time gig bringing in consistent, predictable revenue.
But the quality of those 1,500 absolutely matters.
And where most people get it wrong is they chase after those first 1,500 subscribers any way they can.
They spam friends and family on social media…
They bribe people with gift cards and run contests for ipads…
Get the owner of a completely unrelated blog or social media page to share it…
If you give away an Amazon gift card to build your list (and many do), you’ll attract thousands of people who love Amazon, but very few who are actually interested in what you have to offer.. let alone are ready to buy!
And remember that sneaky monkey on the mailchimp dashboard?
Well he doesn’t pay you for having big numbers (in fact you pay HIM)
It’s a raw deal.
Let’s get you to 1,500 the right way, and laugh back at the monkey
Mistake #3: Turning to Paid Ads Prematurely
I totally understand the frustration of the “slow trickle”.
But rather than taking a more strategic approach with free list building methods, most entrepreneurs jump straight into FB ads thinking that they can just throw money at the problem.
And I don’t blame them.
It’s what so many people preach in the online marketing world.
As if it’s so easy, right?
The truth is – running paid traffic and succeeding at it is FAR from automatic.
It’s a whole new learning curve… it takes work… it takes practice… it takes testing and the flexibility to invest money without any GUARANTEE it will work on the first shot.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE proponent of paid traffic (in fact, Facebook Ads are at the core of what I teach in all of my courses).
But there’s a time and a place.
And until you’ve already arrived at your tipping point (1,500 warm leads + a paid product or service in the works), then the only thing paid traffic will do is put a serious sting in your bottom line.
Mistake #4: Too many tactics. Too little strategy.
List building is “super popular” right now.
And as you’ve probably noticed, this has invited hoards of “experts” to jump out of the woodwork preaching some kind of epic new strategy that “floods” your list FAST.
Making it sound like the be all and end all.
As if you’d be crazy not to “act now”.
And the promise is oh-so-tempting (since we’re all looking for that magic bullet that will help us make up for lost time).
But more often than not, well-intentioned entrepreneurs get swept up in the siren song, testing and playing around with every new flashy tactic without diving deep enough into a PROVEN strategy that actually gets results.
And while some of these new “breakthrough tactics” (I’m shaking my fist at you viral contests) may indeed work wonders to bloat your numbers…
… there are only a few tested and proven STRATEGIES that will actually work to give you the steady consistent flow of ready-to-buy subscribers that serve as the backbone of a REAL business.
So don’t go wider in your search for flashy unproven tactics.
Instead have the discipline to double down on a proven strategy that actually works.
Mistake #5: Believing That Building a Profitable List (The Free Way)
There’s a crazy myth in the online business world that building an email list using free methods is a long, painful grind.
Sure it takes a BIT of time.
But nowhere close to as long as you think.
Especially if you follow a clear step-by-step strategy that combines the POWER of time-tested strategies with the incredible leverage of new automation tools and repurposing strategies.
The end result is a consistent list building system that can generate up to 500 new, hyper-engaged leads every month, WITHOUT making you do any more work than you’re currently doing.
Mistake #6: Thinking That List Building Is Just
Most struggling online marketers and entrepreneurs believe that listbuilding ends at the opt-in.
As if there’s some unwritten rule that says that once someone gets onto your list, all is well in the world, and that it’s only a matter of minutes before they become a lifelong customer.
Like in real life…
Getting someone’s phone number ≠ marriage.
The opt-in is really just a small piece of an effective list building strategy.
Unless it’s preceded with the right foundational work (a powerful lead magnet that starts the right conversation)…
… and is followed up with an engaging intro email sequence (one that pushes that conversation even further)…
Then you don’t really have a list building strategy.
Just an advanced “contact gathering method” that does little else but bump you up to the premium plan of your email service provider.
If you’re reading this, then you probably ALREADY know that building a powerful email list of eager buyers is crucial to the success of your business.
No need to remind you of that
But maybe you didn’t know that by building your list using the system I’m about to share with you (and hitting the crucial tipping point of 1,500 subscribers), you’ll also have the power to:
- Quickly validate new products BEFORE spending hundreds of hours creating it.
- Enjoy substantial cash windfalls just by matching your audience to existing solutions that match their needs (otherwise known as Joint Venture partnerships)
- Have the right foundation to start profiting from all those powerful intermediate strategies you keep hearing about. (webinars, sales funnels, surveys, joint ventures, etc.)
- Attract higher profile guests and influencers for your podcast or blog that help you grow your reach even faster.
- Possess a powerful and consistently growing asset (1,500+ engaged leads) that can literally generate revenue on demand.
- Answer with confidence when potential partners and collaborators ask you: “How many people do you have on your list?”
YES, these outcomes are totally within reach for you and your business (even if you’re starting from scratch)…
… but they DO depend on you taking a straight line,
One that leverages only the most proven list building strategies available while dodging all those sharp shiny objects that constantly rip a hole through your momentum.
And if you’re still with me, then I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to my brand new signature list building system…
I’ve spent nearly 5 years developing, testing and optimizing the most
complete, proven and FREE methods for generating a consistent flow of
qualified, ready-to-buy email subscribers.
Plus a treasure trove of checklists, cheat sheets and swipe files that hold your hand through every step needed to hit your first 1,500 email subscribers in just 12 short weeks…
… while developing the deliverables and automated systems to add 500 new subscribers each month with almost NO EXTRA EFFORT.
Which as you’ll soon see, beats the heck out of the 5K, 10K and even 25K “subscriber” lists that other people in your industry boast about.
Because with List Builder’s Lab, we’re talking exclusively about engaged, QUALIFIED leads.
- Light up every time your name appears in their inbox.
- Become your brand evangelists, championing your material to everyone else they know who shares their problem.
- Eagerly pull out their credit card the second you announce a new product launch.
Simple…it’s a realistic and highly achievable tipping point.
And since you’ll be using some of the most powerful strategies that I’ve personally used to grow my list to over 200,000 subscribers in a HIGHLY competitive market, you know it works.
List Builder’s Lab is the VERY FIRST training of its kind that:
- Treats list building as a holistic, integrated process… not just the ‘thing” you do to get someone to opt-in.
- Takes you step-by-step through the foundational stages of your business so that your messaging is strategically optimized to attract ONLY eager buyers (not freebie seekers).
- Gives you a CLEAR strategy for how to continuously engage your subscribers AFTER they opt-in (so that they stick around and become lifelong customers).
- Assumes nothing. Quickly takes you from knowing absolutely nothing about list building to generating an email list that makes long time vets of your industry jealous.
Step #1: Design a Solution-Driven Content Strategy
- Building a Bulletproof Foundation: Whether you’re just getting started or your business is in full swing, you’ll finally have a chance to lay down the powerful groundwork that makes list building & selling an absolute BREEZE.
- Identify & Implement the SUBTLE differences that separate a cold, unresponsive list of “contacts” and a warm, hyper-responsive list of “will-be” buyers.
- The 3 Methods for QUICKLY validating demand: You’ll learn how to make absolute certain that there’s a market for “your thing” without spending more time than necessary with your “research cap” on.
- How to Authentically Position Yourself as the “Expert” and how to communicate the path that got you there in an authentic, sincere way that builds trust and likability.
- The 7 Things You MUST Know About Your Audience BEFORE you get started: This is where I take your hand and lead you through some advanced (yet simple) strategies that go beyond just psychographic/demographics. Follow my lead, do the work, and you’ll be armed with a highly-actionable audience profile that magnetizes your audience to your brand, makes writing your copy much faster and easier, and allows you to quickly make up for any lost ground to competitors.
Step #2: Uncover Your Free Content Opportunities
- Lead Magnets 2.0 – Why the days of a “free report” are long and gone, and how you need to start going about creating your lead magnets if you want to build a hyper-engaged list of will-be buyers instead of freebie seekers.
- The 3 Types of “Lead Magnet” you MUST have – Sorry. One lead magnet no longer does the trick. But the good news is, while your competitors are still shoving the same old “freebie” down people’s throats, you get to show up to the party with 3 uniquely powerful lead magnets that not only move people closer to the buyer line, but TRIPLE the speed of your list’s growth.
- 23 Brilliant Lead Magnet Examples to Spark Your Genius – Swiped from my own personal vault, you’ll get access to 23 expert lead magnets that have proven to not only convert, but quickly move people further along the buyer’s path.
- Designing Your Masterpiece – Amazing D.I.Y. tips and resources that allow you to design and publish beautiful lead magnets in a matter of MINUTES without having to hire a professional designer.
Step #3: Build Out High-Converting Opt-In Pages
- The Principles of a High-Converting Opt-in Page – Master these and you’ll never worry about whether or not your page will convert again.
- The 10 “Conversions Killers” that make your opt-in page dead in the water before you even hit publish… and a quick checklist to make sure you sidestep those landmines.
- 5 Additional Places to Showcase Your Lead Magnet – It’s time to think beyond just the opt-in page. In this lesson you’ll learn the 5 proven places that your audience is most likely to scoop up your lead magnet.
- Copywriting Made Easy – Most people get stuck when it comes time to writing their landing page copy. In this lesson I’ll give you the 80/20 of quickly crafting “sticky”, engaging copy that has your audience pounding the CTA button.
- 23 of my most PROVEN Landing Pages – Don’t wait for inspiration to hit. Dig into my carefully curated swipe file of landing pages that have already been battle-tested and proven to convert.
Step #4: Map Out an Online Traffic Plan
- My BEST Social Media Strategies – Most people simply “post and pray”. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to strategically drop your hook into the most powerful social media streams. Do this right, and your FREE List Building strategies can actually outperform more established competitors with bigger ad budgets.
- Pulling Leads From Periscope – Learn my proven, go-to strategy for attracting hot leads from one of the most explosive, up and coming platforms.
- Hot Automation Tools and Techniques so that you can instantly get more leverage in your list building efforts while getting greater mileage out of every piece of content you produce.
- Creating a Content Calendar & Posting Schedule: If staying consistent has ever been a challenge for you, you’ll love this easy-to-use strategy that guarantees you consistently put out high-impact content your audience craves.
- Next Level Guest Blogging Strategies: How to land on the most highly-visited blogs in your industry… and more importantly, how to structure your message so that all those new fans follow you back to your site and join your list.
Step #5: Create a High-Touch Email Marketing Plan
- The Fundamentals of Effective Communication: Learn how to stay in integrity with your brand while systematically dissolving the barriers that keep customers from buying from you.
- How to Craft Your Instant Follow Up so that your hard-earned leads are immediately put on an engaging sequence that accelerates their “buyer’s journey”, instead of dropping off, or worse, turning to your competitors for more information.
- Creating Your Email Marketing Plan: Some leads take a little more warming up then others. Learn how to create the perfect email marketing plan that keeps subscribers engaged right up to the point they’re finally ready to take you up on your offer.
- Email Optimization Secrets – The thing that separates novice content creators from the pros ISN’T in creating more content faster. It’s in maximizing the reach and mileage out of every piece of content they create. In this lesson I’ll give you my best tips for getting more opens, shares and engagement out of your content.
- How to Ask For The Sale (WIthout Being Sleazy): Learn how to confidently make offers in your emails (for your own products or partner products), without feeling like a late night infomercial host. In fact, when you make your offers using the tips I share with you in this lesson, your audience will be THANKING YOU for the opportunity you’re putting in front of them.
Yes, List Builder’s Lab is all about how you can build your list at virtually no cost.
But if you follow my strategies and put in the work, there WILL come a time when you hit the CRITICAL tipping point of 1,500 leads and are ready to add some extra juice to your growth.
So to make sure you’re already equipped with the tools to take things to the next level, I’m including FOUR very special bonuses.
Facebook Ad Traffic Strategies
Over the years I’ve trained THOUSANDS of people on how to get the most out of their Facebook ad spend.
When the time comes for you to bolster your list building efforts with paid ads, I want you to be armed right out of the gates with the best strategies that help you get it right the first time.
And since you’ll be going in with the right foundation, you’ll be better positioned to profit from paid ads than everyone else who jumped the gun and went straight to Facebook ads as a *magic bullet* solution.
Creating an Online Training Course.
(The Starter’s Guide)
Once you have a list of 1,500 engaged subscribers who LIKE and TRUST you, giving them a chance to enroll in your signature course or program is the next natural step.
This special bonus (created JUST for members of List Builder’s Lab) will get you started with the foundational framework needed for creating an online training program that your audience eagerly pulls out their credit card for.
Advanced Email Copywriting Masterclass
Shhh…You’ll have to keep this one on the D-low ?
I’ve arranged for a special BONUS interview with
my good friend, Ry.
He’s a stealthy, shadowy figure in the email marketing
word (don’t even try to do a google search)…
… as well as a legit Hollywood screenwriter.
He’s been behind the scenes of MULTIPLE six and seven figure
online product launches, and with this special bonus, he’ll have
you cramming your Evernote with:
- Advanced audience-intel secrets swiped straight from Hollywood that take empathy mapping and avatar building to a whole new level. Do this, and you’ll connect with your audience DEEPER than any of your competitors.
- The 3 Questions to ask yourself about your audience that uncover a treasure trove of golden insights.
- When it’s OK to use epically long stories in an email sequence, and when you should just get straight to the point.
Private Facebook Group
So much more than just accountability, you’ll get ACTIONABLE insights and daily support from like-minded list builders all committed to the same goal.
Leverage the power of this exclusive community to:
- Exchange feedback on your lead magnets and landing pages to make sure they convert at the highest rate possible.
- Crowdsource fresh content ideas that keep your subscribers hyper-engaged
- Trade guest posting gigs and podcast appearances to help spread your message and add subscribers.
- Form valuable connections with other rising entrepreneurs (& potential Joint Venture partners).
So what would it be worth to you if in just 3 months you woke up with 1,500+ engaged leads ready to buy from you?
There’s a myth in the online marketing world that 1 subscriber = $1/month.
And for some, that might be true.
But for YOU… a smart entrepreneur who’s committed to doing the groundwork to make sure you attract only the most ready buyers…
That number can be 2X, 5X or even 10X as much as the “common standard”.
But even by conservative standards, if you added just 1,500 subscribers in the next 90 days, that would still set you up to line your pockets with an extra $13,500 by the end of the year…
… and possibly HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars when you factor in lifetime value.
So that’s the opportunity I want to give you TODAY.
To finally achieve that crucial tipping point in your business.
That elusive “moment” where you know you’ve earned the right to make this business your full time “thing” for the long haul.
And while this is the FIRST time I’m making List Builder’s Lab available to the public, you can rest assured that your experience will mirror the game changing results that members of my other signature programs have enjoyed.
The FULL List Builder’s Lab Training Course ($997 Value)
Priority access to all 5 Modules with downloadable videos, checklists & swipe files.
- Design a Solution-Driven Content Strategy Imagine releasing super engaging content that doesn’t eat up all your time, is dead simple to produce, AND consistently attracts hordes of raving fans and “soon-to-be” customers onto your list? Let me personally walk you through the exact steps you need to take to produce top-in-class, high converting content.
- Uncover Your Free Content Opportunities It’s hard to imagine that even in 2016, most online business owners still miss the mark on their free content giveaways and lead magnets. Which is all great news for you! Stand out from the crowd, position yourself as the go-to authority, and move prospects one step closer to the buying line with HIGHLY valuable (and desirable) free content that you can literally whip up in minutes.
- Build Out High-Converting Opt-In Pages Take the guesswork out of your opt-in page by swiping the layout, design, and copy from the pages I’ve personally used to achieve industry leading conversion rates and a +200K subscriber list.
- Map Out an Online Traffic Plan Who says traffic needs to be expensive? Let your competitors prematurely gamble away their marketing budget while YOU powerfully leverage the best free traffic sources available. Follow these steps and not only can your traffic strategy outperform better-funded competitors, but it will also put you more in touch with the needs of your audience while positioning you as an industry rockstar that people line out the door to do business with.
- Create a High-Touch Email Marketing Plan As you know, most leads aren’t ready to pull out their credit cards right out of the gate. For that reason, the most PROFITABLE online businesses are the ones that know how to strategically engage, educate, and empower their hard-won leads via email until they’re ready to become valuable lifelong buyers.