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How To Build A List SO You Can Get Paid

How do you get paid online? You help people.

Keep it simple

You help people. That’s the bottom line.

And it is  the bottom line in business and in all of life, isn’t it?

We’re here. We’re here to help!

When we’re helping people what we’re doing really matters.

I’ve found that when we serve others we are at our best. I’ve also learned that’s when we feel best about ourselves.

How list building creates value for your online business

How does helping people connect with how to build a list? How to build a list is like how to hold a hammer.

Just like your hammer can be a way to get your nail in your wall to hang your picture! Your list can be a way to help people online.

Using a tool gives you leverage

Your list is your vehicle for helping people online. It’s just a tool.

But like all tools, your list gives you leverage. Sure, you can get one nail into the wall without a hammer. Use your shoe!

When you think about any tool, you find that you’re leveraging your work. One nail, even ten and your shoe’s sufficient.

Much more than that? Well you’d need new shoes for one thing…

That’s how list building creates value for your online business. Leverage!

Want leverage?

Your list makes your life simpler when you’re helping people. Your list does the detail work so you can be free to focus on helping people.

Your list makes it easy for you to give your help. Your list enables you to become efficient and effective in helping many people online.

Your list maximizes your helping-times. Your list also minimizes your frustration-times.

What’s this SO you can get paid stuff about?

You know stuff that other people want to trade their money for. You have a lot to offer that’s valuable to the world based on your own experience.

People want to pay you. And they will!

At least, if you’ll go to the work of letting them find you and pay you.

Seriously. You do. They do and will.

How do you learn the online parts?

Learn the stuff I teach here! Over time.

But? If you’re looking for a quick fix you’re in the wrong place. Because what I teach is a process.

In my experience, life’s like that in all respects. We may have goals but getting to our goals is a process.

As is setting each next goal!

What do you need to learn?

The fast free answer to that question is content marketing. One part of which is article marketing!

‘Til you master that at least a wee bit by actually writing and publishing something? Please don’t pay to advertise because unless you as a business owner understand some of the basics about being online you’re not going to get a return on investment that fits you best.

Learn for yourself

You’ll be more effective when you wait until you’ve figured out a bit about how the Internet works and how to connect with people online. You’ll be more efficient too.

Why care?

Even if you’ve got a big stack of money, you’ve got to know some stuff yourself. People will come and go.

You need to rely on yourself! In any case, when you’re more efficient and effective you can afford to help some folks free. Even if only for a few tiny pieces of content.

When you give what you know freely online you serve the world better. When you serve better you tend to get more experience that becomes more valuable for the people who want to pay you for more!

And if that’s not enough reason for you? Here’s another reason1

It’s how you’ll demonstrate your ability. When you demonstrate your ability, you give a taste of what it’s like to work with your business online.

That taste matters! It gives confidence to others. Specifically, to the very people who feel good about giving you money to help them in more depth to achieve more results.

If you pay attention to the online world closely right now, you’ll notice this is exactly what’s happening. A little bit at a time! Everywhere.

In fact, you’ll find that it’s the model that’s evolving for business. Help at different levels, some free, some paid a little, and some paid more.

Getting paid online is easiest when you offer free stuff too

Your freely given content catches attention of people with an interest in your area. That puts you in the line of fire, so to speak.

That is, your free stuff helps you attract people so you can ask for contact information. That’s where your list grows.

Your list is not static

Like the moon? It’ll wax and wane – people will join your list, people will leave your list.

Embrace that. It’s part of life, kind of like the lunar cycle each month.

Shorter term you can see it with sunrise and sunset… and longer term with the seasons as summer turns to fall, then to winter followed by spring.

What is this about lists?

Your list is the contact information of people who want more from you. That’s all!

What about list technology?

Aha! When you’re online it bloody well makes sense to automate stuff.

So? Yup! You’ve got a good question when you’re wondering about technology and lists.

Lists work. Lists are what keeps your life simple when you succeed online!

Contact information

Contact information includes stuff like someone’s email who wants you to send some information. For myself, I’ve found I need a person’s name because I feel connected to a real person that way so I can help each real person as a person rather than some “out there” imaginary situation.

You’re going to need list technology so you can get a little bit of contact information from each person. Sure, if you had 10 people you can track it yourself.

But when you go online, it quickly becomes too much. Kind of like ruining all your shoes to hang up the family pictures instead of getting a hammer!

Why? Because you’ll attract attention (and contact information!) — for lots of people.

Nature of the Internet

There are lots of people online. That’s simply the nature of the Internet.

Many will stumble upon you and ask for more. Most are simply curious.

Your list technology will help you know this so you can delete them when they don’t open your emails.

Or if they simply don’t respond after opening lots of emails! If that’s where you’re at on any given day!

Your part as list owner

You see, you’re in charge of letting people stay or sending them on their way.

Your subscribers part as list subscriber

And your subscribers are in charge of whether to ask for information in the first place and when or whether to stop getting more.

Connecting with people

Doing business online requires connecting with people. Use a list so you can get paid to help people!

Business is about relationships. As a list owner, you’re building relationships by helping people.

Connecting with people leads to helping because you know what is needed so you can deliver that part of what you know. The list stuff just helps you use computers to manage the technology parts of connecting with people.

Automated list building

Also you need to automate so you can stay sane. That’s sane as in not spending time for stuff you can let a computer do for you.

You want automated list building happening in the background! That’s so you can let people join your list and leave your list without any kind of action needed by you.

Old vs. new

Think back a few years. Not very many, either. To a time before this kind of list technology was so widely available.

Yikes! It’s like we were doing business using tin cans and bear claws.

You’ve got real power available

You’ve got more power than the Apollo moon launch in your hands when you hold a live cell phone nowadays. Seriously!

When I did my Bachelor’s thesis in Artificial Intelligence (way back in 1982) I was told computers would never have the kind of power to do that kind of stuff. What I wrote about is stuff that started finally using the name of Expert Systems.

Now pretty much every time you touch a computer you benefit from expert systems. Even typing in your phone with the simple step of automatic capitalization of First name and Last name…

Back to my Artificial Intelligence story!

Anyway, they liked the game program I wrote. So I passed.

With a ‘C’ as a letter grade. But as my psychology advisor said in encouraging me to say it was done?

What do they call the person who graduates last in their medical school class?


Yep. Doctor.

You earn one tiny thing at a time

Whatever. You really do learn and earn just one tiny bit at a time even with larger achievements.

Each of my GPA’s still showed up well over a “B” so my thesis didn’t cost me my full ride scholarship for graduate studies.

Not turning it in would have. My professor was right.

I learned a lesson. I completed my Bachelors degrees.

One in psychology. One in computer science. Plus a minor in mathematics.

Then on for that graduate work where I earned the next one. I got to teach, too, as I worked toward and got awarded a Master of Science in Computer Science.

Staying in touch with subscribers

And in terms of being able to stay in touch with people who find you and want more? Getting list technology is the difference between getting something going online so you can succeed online … and not.

So whenever you’re ready to succeed online? Copy what my psychology professor advised me… turn it in!

 Tin cans and bear claws

Don’t worry. It’s a process. There’s no green pill or red pill (The Matrix, right?)

You’ll learn about everything you need to succeed online. You can do it.

Return here and learn. But you’ve got to do more than read. You’ve got to do.

Be a doer not just a reader

Like the Bible says in the letter from James, you’ve got to be doers not just hearers. That’s true!

It’s a factor online too. Because that’s the truth with how you can get paid online.

Again, it’s a process! It won’t happen overnight – and when others say it did for them, check the facts and you’ll find out they did the work before it happened for them too.

Keep it simple so you can be a doer not just a reader.

Aweber 30 day trial

One way to get started is with a list technology called Aweber. Right now as I write this:  Aweber lets you play for a buck for a month.

The company that makes and services Aweber is called Aweber Communications. It’s a US-based company that “lives” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

(I remember that Pennsylvania goes by that “Commonwealth” because I went to college and graduate school in Pennsylvania! ‘Tis a great state of the USA!)

Aweber refers to this as a trial. You pay a buck!

It really is a great trial, too. You get 30 day Aweber trial but you do have to give payment information. They will put in a charge, too, for that one buck.

You can then cancel before they charge you more than that buck. And if you’re not going to use it, please remember to do so so you don’t waste funds! (again, big stack of money? donate it rather than waste it;)

Aweber offers both videos and live webinars that show you how to get started. When you’re ready to check them out, that’s when to enroll!

Again, these are “How To” words. To succeed online you must then apply what you learn.

Be a doer not just a reader!

Ready to try Aweber?

If you’re ready to do so, I encourage you to make a plan so that you can

(1) turn your readiness into willingness

(2) turn your willingness into action

(3) turn your action into results

Do you want to succeed online in the next 30 days? If so then I encourage you to invest a buck ($1 USD) so you can start faster with Aweber.

I use Aweber

That’s what I use right now. It works. There’s training. There’s support.

After the trial, your investment is worthwhile if you want to earn online. But you can cancel or let it lapse if you prefer.

Aweber 30 day trial with no strings attached

So if you want to invest a buck in Aweber and watch the training videos (and do!) so you can find out if you’re ready to handle using list technology to run your online business for you so you can focus on the “work” part of your online work…

I’m about to give you my affiliate link! If or when you’re ready please do use this as your way to enroll so you can let me get paid a commission (it does not cost you more if you end up buying later, it’s simply the way how Aweber Communications decides as a company to pay for people sharing about Aweber software … a way that’s open for you later on if you realize you like it and you happen to recommend it)

Anyway… back to that Aweber link!

If so, then you can get a month trial for a buck if you simply click here and follow what it says to do.

Return to get Aweber

Or? If you’re not ready, please don’t get it!

But if you become ready another day? Then please do come back to this blog post whenever your “later” happens and click on my affiliate link above.

Don’t get it if you’re not going to use it. Don’t get it before you’re going to use it.

It’s a rental not a purchase. SO please do wait until Whenever you’re ready!

Not before you’re really ready to act

Why? Because it’s only one month for a buck!

Then it’s more each month.

Why? because you are basically renting  a very powerful set of software that comes with support.

And that costs money. If you’re in business, it’s a simple business expense and because it’s very affordable it makes sense.

If you’re not in business, it’s simply a cost. Why? Because unless you work it’s not going to work for you!

Aweber is a tool and it’s just a tool. As with any tool, the Aweber tool gives you power when you use it right.

A hammer’s a tool. Aweber like a hammer in that if you just buy it and leave it alone nothing good’s gonna happen.

Aweber pricing upto 500 subscribers

Right now as I write this? The investment varies. Aweber pricing upto 500 subscribers has one charge.

That monthly investment for the Aweber tool is USD $19 per month. Discounts are available for paying quarterly and annually.

Aweber pricing over 500 subscribers

First off, you’ll be able to choose to delete folks who don’t open emails over time. Your number of Aweber subscribers is therefore in your control.

Cross over 500 right now? Aweber pricing over 500 subscribers means Aweber charges you an extra $10 to support you and your subscribers ’til you cross the next “bumper” in pricing.

It’s right there in the link information for the trial though so take a peek for yourself whenever you’re ready.

Commit to the process of learning

So if you aren’t going to do anything yet you should wait.

Note: This is an affiliate link!

I own my company so if you do get the trial for a buck and later buy, there will be a commission that gets paid to my company that I own.

SO? If you do give the 30 day trial, here’s a great big “Thanks!” from me right here and now ahead of time;)

How to build a list SO you can get paid

You need a list so you can help people. You need a list SO you can get paid. Both are true!

You get paid when you make a difference in someone’s life. You’ve got to do it in an area where you’ve got a good overlap of what you’re best at, who you’re best at helping, and what those people are willing and able to pay for.

Sometimes? You’ll help people with your free small-version help. Other times? You’ll help more and you’ll get paid.

Both matter. You get to change the world both ways! For people you help more in-depth, you get paid enough to continue helping them, helping others free – and to support yourself.


Abundance is a result when you help enough people over time.

Not overnight. But over time.

Be a doer!

Do what you’re good at. Do it again and again.

Be consistent. Be persistent.

Economic demand

There’s plenty of people who need what you’ve got to offer. They don’t know you exist though!

The fact that people need what you can offer is called demand. Economic demand!

And when you’ve got what you offer well defined, so that people who are willing and able to pay can recognize what you offer as fitting their need, that’s called supply.

Solving problems changes lives

Think about it. You yourself have solved problems.

Some solutions transformed your life. Your life before and after are significantly different.

Face it. Admit it! You’ve had problems that you really changed your life by solving, right?

Do you prefer having those problems to having the solutions you came up with?

If so, don’t bother reading more right now because I can’t help you!

Why? You’ve got to have a willingness to help people with stuff you know how to do.

That means searching inside yourself. Being willing to admit what problems you had and how you solved them.

Then being ready to help others. Being willing to act. Taking action!

No magic pills. Life’s not a movie.

Unleashing the power of the Internet

You can deliver those results you got for yourself to others online. You’re going to have to work to figure out how to package it up.

You’ll have to work to help people find you online too! That’s called marketing.

You can do so over time when you invite people who find you online to come back and learn more from you.

Yep, that’s the list part!

What people do you help?

That’s a question I find online all the time. But do you know what? You already have the answer.

It’s hiding deep inside of you. It leaks out when you help people and feel good about it.

God made you to help people!

We’re not flying solo. God’s with us. God’s helping us help others, too.

Our love for one another grows day by day when we let it. When we let God in, we let God’s light shine into the world through us.

How do you feel when you help people?

Ever notice something? When you are helping others in ways God has given for you to serve, you feel good.

You’ve got skills and you’ve got your own special touches. You can help heal our broken world in the ways you’re best at contributing. When you let yourself…

Helping people feels good, doesn’t it?

You feel good about yourself in person when you are in the presence of people you’re helping. That’s true in the online world and it spreads into you feeling good about yourself 24×7 as you realize you’re helping people.

There’s lots more to it. SO come back for more! You’ll learn how to help people. You’ll figure out what you’ve got to offer others that God gave you as a gift to the world. You’ll learn how to build a  list SO you can get paid.