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Last Update: April 11, 2016

Email marketing is about building an email list, and then developing a relationship with your subscribers, which is of benefit and value to both of you.

It's astonishingly simple to do.

And amazingly profitable.

It's also spectacularly simple to do completely wrong.

I am constantly amazed at the number of new members who create a website with a popup, which is shoved right in your face, the very second you arrive on the site.

Even before you've had the time to find out what the site is about, never mind whether it has anything of relevance to say.

This type of site WILL FAIL. It CANNOT succeed.

If you want to learn how to do it right, then use the WA training. There is a TON of it here.

This is what I found simply by typing "list build" into the white search box at the top of every WA page.



ACTION:

Do it the right way and start making money.

Stop scaring your customers out the door.

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Freisia Premium
Thankyou Chris, I can see I can learn a lot from you.
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BCarlos1 Premium
This is the best information that I am following now,and I got the nice result ,I am now building up my Website ........so exited!
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katzee Premium
Hi Chris
This is great information. This will help me tremendously. I have been keeping my head in the sand on this one, because I hear so many disparaging comments about unwanted "junk mail" and I did not want to go there. However, I must admit the email I got from Kyle to rejoin after a long absence, was the best one I ever got!
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
I definitely want to do it right! I did not start this to do it wrong and fail!
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
You won't fail unless you quit. ...There is no perfect site - only an ongoing work in progress. You will always be tweaking, editing, adding, subtracting, etc. Just don't quit - and you'll never fail.
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
I definitely will not be quitting! I will just keep working at it!
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RitaAnn Premium
Heart, Heart
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JeffBoivin Premium
So right ! Cheers, Jeff
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SadieChan Premium
I think most people will just close the pop-up and exit the page if it appear too often.
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ChrisGooden Premium
I don't know about "too often". I'm gone if it happens once.
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MPrice Premium
If email marketing is so simple, why are there literally thousands of posts here on how to do it?
Just saying...
Michael
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ChrisGooden Premium
I think you might have omitted to read past the first two words.
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jdlovel Premium
I just read another comment on one of my blogs by a guy who was quick to call something a scam because he couldn't figure out how something worked. I call them "Scam Scaredys" Quick to call something a scam because the want everything for free or can't figure out how to make it work before they buy it or don't follow instructions and fail so it must be a scam. JEEZ enough already (here I go Ranting again)

Your articles on various so called "scams" is the best I have ever read. I want to encourage everyone who reads this post to visit your site because you nail it my friend
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ChrisGooden Premium
I totally support your rant. I've ranted identically lots of times.

Thanks for the vote of support for my reviews. I've just put up another page, but it's not visible on the site yet because I haven't decided where it lives. You might want to comment on it. It's fattenyourpurse.com/how-to-build-a-list-from-scratch/
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jdlovel Premium
man your stuff is good.
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ChrisGooden Premium
I keep changing my mind about the site redesign, so the new pages sort of hang in the breeze until they've got somewhere to live. I need to co-ordinate it properly.
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dickw Premium
Thank you Chris. This is solid advice and comes at a good time....Dick
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Thanks Chris, this come at the right time to remind me to reduce my into the face SumoMe opt-ins.
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ChrisGooden Premium
Yes, you just need to remember what you did the last time you walked into a store and were met at the door by a pushy salesperson.

Did you buy?

Or did you turn and walk out, and decide never to go back?
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AlexEvans Premium
Thank you Chris I like your take on it. The thing about pop ups is to think like a customer, a friend calls it buyers mind. That is one of the things that we all share we are all buyers. When we try and become sellers some of us forget what it is like to be a buyer. Pop ups at the end can be the best. Two seconds into my visit, see you later, it mite just be me though, give me some value first.
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jdlovel Premium
Incidentally, your site content and the way you use pop-ins and optins is outstanding! I
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ChrisGooden Premium
Thanks.
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jdlovel Premium
I agree, I would think the pop up opt-in option should be on the exit of the page with a gift that is relevant to the content of the article or page itself. What are your thoughts on that?
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ChrisGooden Premium
I have a popup on my site, but it's not an opt-in.

It's set late in the page, and it doesn't obscure the reader's view of the content.

It says "If you like it, share it, and give someone else the value you received".

I do use a giveaway, unrestricted, no opt-in, immediate download.

The opt-in is inside the download.
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PSheridan Premium
Great advice Chris - thanks for taking the time to do it
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for posting this Chris. I don't like popups that stop you from reading what you went to the site to read. "Exit intention" popups are the only ones I tolerate.
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ChrisGooden Premium
I hate exit popups.

The stats prove that they work so I grudgingly accept this fact of life, and I have actually bought from a few.

So I tolerate them.
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JY2018 Premium
Exit pop ups to me is a pain. I can't even scroll left or right of my screen when it pops right in front of my phone. I will just be annoyed and move away from this website.
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
Very true - I was on a site the other day and BAM! A Huge Popup wanting to know who I was, my email address, and my first born's name! lol... needless to say, I closed that tab asap! ...seriously... stop it people.
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NicholePaige Premium
Sometimes when i really want to read the page, especially on sites i randomly click on I'll put in my burner address just because I don't want to get their emails constantly.
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ChrisGooden Premium
My email system is viralinbox.com.

It's a dedicated burner address system where you have multiple in-boxes. You just create random email addresses on the fly, use them once, throw them away.

As the site owner, it's up to you to decide whether you want to collect this type of mailing list - thousand of burner addresses - or a proper list of 25 genuine ones.
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GitErDun Premium
Yup, me, too. I also sometimes use a psydo-name so that I can recognize that I've actually given them my email addie. It helps to distinguish it from spam. ;)
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ChrisGooden Premium
I've used Zaphod Beeblebrox, Bart Simpson, and various others.

So I don't want to be in the position of building a list of similar crud.
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BobZeiss Premium
I have noticed an increasing number of successful sites that have taken to the pop up in your face method of annoying readers. These were really great sites with lots of useful information. Into the spam they go, they can just watch thier traffic dry up and thier sites shrivel and die.
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Rich908 Premium
Very relevant points which I will take on board
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Sui_generis Premium
Those immediate pop ups are SO annoying. Jay, in one of his webinars, warned about this. Thanks for bringing it up.
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theresroth Premium
Thank you for this valuable advice, Chris!
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mergie1 Premium
Some great points hear thanks.
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SaulGold Premium
Thanks for the input
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RobinHudson Premium
My pop-up doesn't come up until the reader has been on the page for three minutes or scrolls to the bottom of the page. And it's small. I'm afraid they will sign up because I just started hahaha
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Deadshot Premium
Thank you so much ! It helped me a lot :) kudos
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Maja977 Premium
Hi Chris! Thank you for this!
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BoldChanges Premium
Great list. I am bookmarking this so I can return and work on these!
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Keith10 Premium
That's a well organised and impressive list - I will add it to my list.
Thanks Chris.
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JavierLopez Premium
So important to have the right advice from the get go. Advice also needs to be current. Things change and online they change often. Advice needs to be updated as often as it changes.

Pushy marketers that "scare me out the door" don't get my trade. I go elsewhere and never go back!
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