How to get your first 100 email subscribers

While we publish original content, every now and then we run across an article we think will be of great help to our visitors. “How to get your first 100 email subscribers” by Noah Kagan, posted on his blog,, is a great article on building an email list.

Of course, in order for your subscribers to open an e-mail you send them, it needs have an attention-grabbing subject line.

When I started Videofruit 5 months ago I knew my email list would be a huge part of its success (or failure). I spent the previous 3 years listening to the podcast and reading a blog post about how to start a business.

Hint: I wasn’t really learning anything. I was procrastinating.

But there was one thing that I kept hearing over and over again. And it sunk in deep… “I wish I would have started my email list earlier”

Pat Flynn (75,000 subscribers): “When I started this blog, I made the newbie mistake of not including a way to accumulate email addresses. No newsletter, no opt-in form – nothing.”

Jon Acuff (100,000 subscribers): “The biggest social media mistake I’ve ever made. Email matters. People don’t change their email addresses. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, people join and drop that pretty often. But changing your email address is a hassle.”

I was not going to make the same mistake.


Campaign Monitor has created infographic checklist that you can follow to ease your pre-send jitters and bring peace of mind when pushing out campaigns:

Email Campaign Preflight Checklist - Infographic by Campaign Monitor
Source: Email Campaign Preflight Checklist by Campaign Monitor

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