Many online business people think that they can put off building a list until they are more “established” or until [go ahead and enter your excuse reason here]. This is a big mistake. Even if your traffic is currently low and you’re brand new with your online business, you need to build relationships right from the very start.
If you ask established Internet entrepreneurs what their biggest regret is, many of them will tell you that they did not build a list sooner. It doesn’t matter what your online business is — selling ebooks, offering a service like coaching, doing affiliate marketing, creating websites, ecommerce, blogging, or direct selling — you need to build a list.
Remember that, these days, you must have something of value you can give in exchange for site visitors sharing their email address with you, so if you haven’t yet created an irresistible free gift, you need to make that a priority. Without it, you’ll find it much harder to build your list.
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