You’ve Got A Gun To Your Head: Make $500 Before Sun Down

Email List Building

Do you remember the movie Swordfish with John Travolta and Hugh Jackman a few years ago?

Remember the screen when Gabriel (Travolta) puts a gun to Stanley’s (Jackman) head and tells the computer hacker he has 60 seconds to break past some high level security or he dies.

And as if that wasn’t enough pressure.

Just to add a little more excitement and distraction a sexy hot blond kneels downs, unzips his pants and starts giving him fellatio.


These kind of scenarios get thrown around a lot in marketing forums, minus the blow jobs of course that’s for other places on the interwebs.

In order to get some wisdom from people who has already walked the path, people often pose questions like…

If you had a gun to you head or just had 24 hours to make [x] amount of money and you only had $20 or just an internet connection, what would you do?

So, do you know what YOU would do if you had to make $500 in the next 24 hours?

This morning when I opened up Facebook, in one of the private groups I belong to there was a similar question posted

What is great is that this group has some very talented and high level marketers in it so I was very intrigued to see what they had to say and what insights I could get from it.

Naturally there were are variety of responses.

Here are some of the out of the box, more practical ones…

How To Make Money Online

How To Make Money Online

Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

Affiliate Marketing Tips

Affiliate Marketing Tips

However do you want to know what the most overwhelming response was…

Tell me if you can find see the pattern

Start An Online Business

Start An Online Business

Email Marketing

Email Marketing

And this…

Email Marketing

Considering this question was asked inside a group full on successful online marketers I hope you see the importance of building an email list.

If you are promoting your own products an MLM biz opp or an affiliate offers, then the most solid way to build reliable income is to build an email list.

So, are you building a list?

If not, then you need to.

You need to get set up with the right tools and equipment immediately.

Even if you’re on a budget you don’t want to ‘scrimp n’ scrap’ in this department.

If you build it right the first time it will be a real asset that will pay you for years to come.

If you’re serious. Then start building on a solid foundation.

To make money online is simple, this 3 step formula is perhaps the most proven and commonly used among successful online business owners.

  1. Create a lead capture page, a way to collect email addresses
  2. Have something to offer that people what to buy
  3. Follow up with the email addresses you collect using an automated system.

Once you have those three things in place the only thing you need to do is get your lead capture page in front of people who have a potential of being interested in what you have to offer. Better known as getting Traffic.

The amazing thing about this formula is that it doesn’t matter what you are promoting…

Your own products, an MLM business, affiliate offers…

Building your own list is about controlling your own traffic source, having an instant audience that knows, likes and trusts you.

This way if you release a new product, change MLM companies or want to promote multiple affiliate offers to the same audience you have an instant group of people who are waiting to see what you have to offer them.

Having an email list has been described as the closest thing to push button profits.

The more you send traffic to your capture pages and collect email addresses or leads that you can market to on an ongoing basis the traffic and leads you collect start to compound.

Meaning once you have built up a sizable list (some people say from 1000 – 10000+) and you nurture the relationship with that list continually to build trust and likability.

Then even if you stopped the traffic generation you were doing if someone did…

put a gun to your head you could make $500 before sundown.

Even with a hot blonde… holding the gun 😉


So how do you build a list if you don’t have one or don’t know how.

Great question, glad you asked 😉

Go to step number 2…

…and read the next post how to build an email list fast

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Sam Stone

I'm Sam Stone, an affiliate marketer who specializes in email marketing to generate sales. I'm currently living in Gold Coast, Australia. If you need some help with your online business then get in touch
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Sam Stone

I'm Sam Stone, an affiliate marketer who specializes in email marketing to generate sales. I'm currently living in Gold Coast, Australia. If you need some help with your online business then get in touch

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