I know it’s a big challenge for my Online Visibility Challenge participants as well as many, many others doing business on the Web. When I started my web-based business in 1996 (yes, that’s 20 years ago!), the challenge wasn’t attracting people to visit your website or sign up for your email newsletter. The challenge was that hardly anyone was using the web for business. Most people didn’t have an email address!
That means those who were publishing an email newsletter a.k.a. ezine didn’t have any trouble building their email lists. Remember, there were no social media networks competing for attention so our primary goal was to attract subscribers to our email newsletter. And, all you had to do was put a form on your website and say something like Subscribe to my Free Newsletter. And, people would because it was a novelty. [Read more…]