Still working on building an email list….
Know I need one, Think I want one,
but have a feeling of dread at writing emails, emails email ……
Don’t mind writing articles, even comments aren’t bad…
but emails……………….hard time connecting
I know, I’ll just copy Robert Plank’s emails to me….
put them in a file and do a little editing
or since I would like to do a little affiliate marketing and have some
great products like Back up Creator…That Paper Plate Theme thing …even PodCast
Crusher I’m sure there is an email left over in my overflowing box…
What is Facebook Doing to Emails as a Sales Vehicle?
But talking about emails and how all these social things..may or may not affect emails……..google plus did something
strange…I have this site about Diabetes…went into the valley lately..
a friend said he finally found me on page 43 if searching for sugar control like (just type it in an look)
Well, I did a proxy search tonight….guess who is on page 1 number 1 for
a post I did on my site August, 2012 and left a Facebook comment somewhere about it
that G+ picked up and decided it liked…even if old….
and no SEO in title but did make it into the first sentence….
“Some foods strange to the regular American diet are recommended in this diet cookbook and blood sugar control plan! “
Plus Andrew (my Orange and White buddy) and I are sitting there taking it all in….
Does a Picture help With Rankings on Google + or Google?
Almost every results on that page had a picture…My picture was my gravatar guess a picture is a picture.
Maybe we need to develop a different POV….there are always new people
coming into the internet…getting interested in Marketing and Blogging so maybe their
email boxes aren’t overflowing ….yet.
About any of this, there is one thing that is a MUST…
- sending your emails
If nothing else make yourself a schedule like my Grandma did:
Monday washing (laundry)
Tuesday Ironing (pillow cases first so can make up the beds)
(takes a long time when you heat the irons on a wood burning stove) .
Wednesday go to church
Thursday churn the butter
Friday weed the garden (her domain-the men did the big cotton & corn fields)
Saturday Bathe all the children…8 grandchildren she took care of including me!
Sunday Church and Sunday Dinner (at home)
In addition to the above she had a few jobs that were done daily:
milk Bessie and the heifer…(delegated to me & my cousin Ralph)
Cook for 8 children & 3 to 5 adults….add 4 more adults on the weekend (parents of the 8 children …home from jobs in town at the “Mill”)
Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuits,milk gravy and grits & eggs. Fruit…canned or fresh
pack lunches for the men to take to the fields along with quart jars of “Sweet Tea”
Lunch for kids usually breakfast left overs, even cornbread and milk
Dinner: Smoked ham or pork from the smoke house, vegetables..fresh or her own canned from the garden. Cornbread and biscuits…
No electricity, no refrigeration except for “spring house” to keep milk and butter.
At night all leftovers were fed to the pigs…called Slopping the hogs...along with
un shelled ears of corn…..pea shells..
feed the chickens and gather the eggs every day…and lock them in the hen house at night….anything that moves likes to eat chickens..hawks, foxes, possums, raccoons, mink and wild cats (baby sized mountain lions never saw one, but Grandpa said they are there and you would hear them talking to the world at night).
A few other little jobs added in…sweep, mop, make lye soap to do laundry, dishes
and even wash the floors….make up all those beds, clean out the fireplace,
clean out the wood burning kitchen stove (save the ashes for making soap)
Delegating and outsourcing she knew….
The boys brought buckets of water up from the spring down in the “holler” to
fill up the reservoir in the stove (hot water to dish washing),
Water for the chickens, pigs, mules, horses and fill up the water can on the back porch,
Girls…do dishes or help by drying and putting away..wipe down the stove with
Lard to make it shine….clean the lamp shades (kerosene and they smoked) help with the chickens and churning the butter. On wash day bat the clothes, run the wringer, help hang up the clothes to dry.
Entrepreneur before the word was invented:
Traded extra eggs for some butter from a neighbor..she liked her mold with
flower pictures on the butter….ours was just round and plain!
Traded cured ham for beef roast with another neighbor.
She didn’t write it down…just got up every day and Did It.
She was as methodical and organized as Robert any day of the week.
Hmmm….and here I am ‘ whining about writing a few emails.
Really wish I was
my Grandmothers Daughter like my younger sister is…
Up early and go from dawn to dusk without stopping.
Really nice rant . . . uuuh article.
But I don’t get it?
If you can write like you just showed us you already have the key to reader engagement, and emails.
Just add a few curiosity triggers, some questions for them to ask themselves and maybe respond to you with and divide your articles up into 2 or 3 parts hook a few together,
add some points about your product or an affiliate product (with a link in SOME of your mails) related to the area your list is in
and before you know it you have an email sequence built.
Load those into your autoresponder a day or 2 apart from each other and
vola, you have folks opening your mails right and left because they want to hear what you are saying.
That builds your credibility and helps spur folks on to open your mails and links that are inside.
Keep me posted how you progress
In case you thought I’ve lost it. All of the above was a comment I left on Robert Planks Blog
and a response from a Very Nice David Whitfield.
On an article titled:
The Worst Kept Secret of Internet Marketing: Email Every Day, Sell Every Day,
Make Money Every Day
which I was reading to get some ideas and inspiration to build an email list.
So if I want an email list to worry about sending emails to, I’ve decided to write about my thought process, lack of action (that comment was in June, 2013!), can’t say I don’t take my time!
AND what I have been doing to make some progress. I have two processes that I am using,
so if you want a click through, either check out that text link right below the header on this page or zip over to
Cararta.com where things are nice and neat and easy.
Question. Do you have something that you work on, almost finish and then Hit the Big Road Block
and it is still sitting there?
I could have started this months ago, but I just couldn’t make myself create a folder on my site to upload my Gimmie (that’s a give away for the non slangers) into.
I think the mental exertion to make the decision and do it was much more stressful that the actual doing!
How about you? Still wrestling in your head?