Growing a Newsletter list isn’t as easy as it used to be.

People are (understandably) a lot more cautious about giving away their email address to somebody who might just spam them with endless messages in their mailbox.

How can you grow your Newsletter list quickly?

Here’s a plan that my friend Tia Dobi shared via Twitter recently. I paid attention. 😉

  1. Post an “Answer This Question” contest and have people send their response to an email address.
  2. Enter those names and addresses to your mailing list.
  3. Email everyone who hasn’t won your weekly contest to alert them of your new weekly contest. (Please note: Facebook has some pretty interesting contest rules. I suggest reading them thoroughly first!)
  4. Include a “Forward this to a friend” link in the email.

Current and new friends will keep coming back. Very effective!

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