Hello, I’m Verena Ho, the founder of Growthtext.
For years, I was a low paid web designer. I hovered between $3000-$4000 a month in sales.
Every month, I had to rely on new customers. At the beginning of each month, I had no idea how much money would come in during the next 30 days.
I had no financial security.
Like most people selling products and services on the internet, I didn’t have a sustainable business; in fact, I didn’t have a real business at all.
I was living by-guess-and-by-golly, customer by customer.
Then, I did something… and that’s when everything changed for me.
My monthly sales shot up to $20,000+ and have stayed there ever since. I will never fall back to what I used to get because I don’t have to.
My very comfortable income is not based on a stroke of luck. Life is now amazing.
What did I do to grow my business by 600%?
I grew an email list.
I grew more than 5,000 email subscribers in 6 months using Growthtext.
At the time I am writing this, my list has grown to 8,000+ email subscribers:
Who is list building for?
List building isn’t only for freelancers or information product marketers.
List building and email marketing works for:
Affiliate marketers, software developers, coaches, consultants, real estate agents, copywriters, e-commerce store owners, small local business owners, in fact, anyone and everyone who has something to sell.
The importance of building an email list
Building an email list consists of gathering the addresses of people who are interested in what you have to offer, developing a relationship with them, and providing them with the products and services they are looking for.
An email list makes it possible to build an audience base around what you do.
Building an audience base is all about building trust.
Building trust is about “touches” – repeated interactions over time that are useful and reliable.
It’s about you and your customers getting to know each other:
From your side, discovering what your customers are looking for and how they like to be informed about it;
From their side, what you can provide them and how good you are at doing so.
It’s about teaching your readers, your potential customers, to trust you as an expert on a certain topic so that when you have something to sell, they know who you are, and they trust that what you have to sell them is valuable.