Last night on InstaCrap I came across an interesting live video by Cyarin, one of the artists I stalk.
She was talking about how one of her followers joined Instagram in the search of fame as an artist. She looked at Cyarin’s profile and wanted a sliver of her greatness so she just made an and hoped it would grow on it’s own.
Unfortunately the account wasn’t growing as fast as she wanted it to and in a fit of juvenile frustration, she messaged Cyarin asking her to share some of her “Follower gathering secret sauce”.
This prompted Cyarin to shoot a video.
In the video she further fleshed out this girl’s circumstances and explained how the girl was fucking up worse than the Real Estate sector during the most recent economic depression. For starters the girl was expecting fame and fortune despite her account being only two fucking weeks old.
The girl was also expecting loads of followers, likes and engagement despite having only TWO pieces of art uploaded.
And absolutely nothing else.
She wasn’t even PUTTING in the effort to at least show up.
Cyarin then explained to all the artists watching, me included that it takes time to build a following as an artist. In her early days she hardly had anyone checking her art out.
For the most part she uploaded her art for self amusement.
In her first year she bared got a thousand followers.
Second year she hit ten thousand followers.
Fast forward five years and now she has over a million followers and she is getting over a 1000 MORE day.
She made clear it takes time to do this.
And I fully agree with her 100%
In fact, I agree with her 200% when it comes to applying this mindset in email marketing and list building.
Don’t look at Ghuru McMillionare and Miss Six Figure McLaunch… both drinking from the Giant Email List Mug and think you’re going to start growing your email list and have several thousands of followers like them right out the gate.
That’s not gonna happen.
The list building game takes time.
Especially if you’re building a high quality list of targeted followers. If you’re going to accelerate your list building efforts with paid ads then your list will cost you to build.
Even THEN it’s still going to take time unless you have an ad budget that eclipses the GDP of a small African Country ( I’m African so I believe I’ve earned the right to toss this gag ).
This is long haul game.
You better be prepared to enjoy the ride… because the destination is a lawng way off.
But, if you handle your list building the way Cyarin handled her InstaCrap followers… Which is by being consistent with your emails.
Showing some personality.
Showing up regularly ( prefferably every day )
… and enjoying the ride without being too anal about the destination then you’ll find list building to be moar fun.
And, as you’re building your list you’re gonna want to break even on your ad spend as fast as possible. A strong email followup strategy is one of the most reliable ways to do that.
Go apply here and book your free Skype consultation call with me to see if we’d be a great fit for me to do an email followup funnel for your list.
I’ll get back to you ASAP
…Till the next wave of madness… Vae Victis…
“On with the show”