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As list-building is so vital for all of us, I’ve decided to focus this week’s newsletter on it by giving you some additional methods and training to those I teach in my new course, Lucrative Lists.

First up, we’re going to look at ways to build your lists through Facebook and I especially like this step by step breakdown by Kristina Allen of how she built a great list very fast using a Facebook contest she set up.

This is a strategy almost anyone can use, whether you are promoting digital or physical products or services or consulting for a client who does. Check it out here:

http://www.sociallystacked.com/2014/01/the-super-simple-way-i-grew-my-email-list-overnight-using-shortstack-guest-post/

Her story and several other great examples are featured in this excellent post from Social Media Examiner which provides other ways to build lists via Facebook, always relying on that crucial factor: hitting those emotional buttons:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-apps-build-list/

If you use GetResponse (and even if you don’t there are still good tips here) then this handy guide from their blog provides 15 ways to build a list on Facebook:

http://blog.getresponse.com/15-ways-build-email-list-facebook.html

While Aweber has its own guides here:

https://blog.aweber.com/email-marketing-with-facebook

And here:

https://help.aweber.com/hc/en-us/articles/204027926-How-Do-I-Add-A-Sign-Up-Form-To-My-Facebook-Page-

While the ever brilliant Hubspot have come up with 25 more suggestions for you to help grow your list:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/32028/25-Clever-Ways-to-Grow-Your-Email-Marketing-List.aspx

Over at the equally brilliant I Love Marketing, there is a classic podcast by Brian Kurtz who shares the strategies that have earned him and his clients millions of dollars by building more targeted and responsive email lists.

In this you will learn the 9 eternal truths you need to know if you want long-term success:

http://ilovemarketing.com/brian-kurtz-building-a-more-targeted-and-responsive-subscriber-list/

Finally, this rather lovely guide from MailChimp includes some really useful tips on gathering content for your emails among other great information:

http://static.mailchimp.com/web/guides/email-marketing-field-guide/package/email-marketing-field-guide.pdf

Your TED talk this week will help you make choosing easier for your subscribers and customers so they respond better to your calls to action:

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