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List Building | Don't Let Anything Slow You Down
When you run into a technical stumbling block, when working on a squeeze page for list building, what do you do? Do you sit there and think you can't do it and just walk away, or do you try to find an answer? I mean when you're thinking about adding sound to your list building page or you just want to highlight a line of text and aren't clear about the HTML tag. Do you just forget things that might help your conversion because you don't know how to do these things, or do you look for an answer?
Every single day I run into these exact same challenges, these exact same problems and trust me, the solution is out there. It’s waiting for you. If you just plug HTML into Google, you'll come away with all kinds of sites that can help you. You just have to take a little time to look for an answer. Just don't take too much time. You have to get out there and start list building!
The very best thing for you to concentrate on when you're new to this whole Internet Marketing game is list building. Get the squeeze page up and do it as fast as you can.
But as I said, don't waste too much time on stuff like this. Remember, the object is list building. If you can't get an answer within say... under an hour. Maybe you should give it up and forget it. How important is highlighted text or even sound for that matter? Get your squeeze page up so that you can start list building, and fine tune it after the fact. Start building your list above all else.
But there is another thing that you can do. Open up the phone book and find a webmaster. You can search "webmasters for websites." Then, you can call a local webmaster or a local webpage designer and you can say, “Listen, I have a very simple question for you. If you can answer it in 30 seconds and I like you, you might have a new client. Are you up for the challenge?” You say, “Okay, here’s my question. What exactly do I do in order to do this?... Go!”
When your question is answered, you have proven that they know more about web development than you do. You'll also find someone who's probably pretty flexible and willing to compromise. Be nice to them and pay them around 0 to develop a small site for you. Tell them you want it simple and soon. Never forget that it's all about list building. You can find people at eLance.com, too, but it's always better to find someone local.
What happens is that suddenly, you have a local connection, someone who can do the things you can't. I have 5-6 tech people that answer questions for me because I don't want to take time to learn this stuff. But if you get stuck, you can always type your question into Google and find an answer pretty quickly.
The thing is don't let anything stop you from list building. Nothing is more important. Don't let little things slow down your list building efforts. Just keep at it, and find someone to take out the bumps. I can't say it enough, "It's all about list building, list building, list building. Don't think about anything else."
About the Author: Tellman Knudson, CEO of OvercomeEverything.com, is a master at list building. Find his step-by-step list building course at MyFirstList.com (http://ListTechniques.com).