Written by Noah Kagan at www.OkDork.com
Right now I’m on a United plane cramped sitting next to a fat guy en route to New York City.
And hopefully wherever you are in the world you’re more comfortable than me.
What if I told you to meet me for lunch at 12pm tomorrow in New York City?
This is what you’d probably do:
- Ask where we’re getting tacos
- Look up directions on Google Maps
- Figure out if you should get a taxi / fly / hyperloop / ride your bike / use subway
After all this, you’re finally sitting across from me enjoying delicious tacos
Now what does that have to do with growing an email list?
To grow your email list you have to know where you want to go and plan the most efficient route to get there. Figure out your daily email target and then the ways to get there. It could be optimizing your conversion rate, guest posting, advertising, courses like this one, free books, public relations, podcasting, etc…
It’s hard to figure out which way(s) to go. In Email1K, we’ll tell you the most effective methods and how exactly to do them.
We are here to help but YOU have to commit 30 minutes every Monday and Thursday to doing the work. That’s when we’ll email out the expert lesson.
If you are not willing to do the work for your mailing list, please unsubscribe now.
Good, got rid of all the vegans. KIDDING. Got rid of all the people not cut out for hard work, like crossfitters.
Haha, okay now that I’ve offended everyone left. Now let’s get to work.
It’s absolutely critical to remember this: If you don’t take action on each expert lesson, your list won’t grow.
Today is “Lesson 0.” Before we jump into tactics and strategies, you first have to know where you are and where you are going.
Lesson 0 Activity:
We’ve created a simple spreadsheet to help you visualize where you are going. This is the exact exercise I did when I made my email list my #1 focus in 2014.
This is designed to be a simple exercise to help you see what your daily goal is for new email subscribers. Each Email1K lesson will put your daily goal that much closer.
Just focus on doubling your list, if you’re at 100 let’s get you to 200. Or if you’re at 5,000 let’s get you to 10,000. The point is: Learn the fundamentals of your growth engine so you can repeat it.
Now I want you to do 2 things:
1) Leave a comment here about what your daily email goal is!
The more you set your intention, the more likely you are to get it.
2) I want you to print out your # and put it somewhere you’ll see it everyday for the next 30 days! If you’re adventurous, post it in the Facebook group (VIP members only).
Get to work.
Noah “hot sauce” Kagan
P.S. Stay tuned for Thursday’s lesson where we help you increase your conversion rate.