19 Alternatives to Building Your List With a Free Challenge

Running a free challenge is big right now. They started out as longer ones, around 30 days, and they’ve since scaled back to be more digestible at 5 days. 

But, if you’re like, “Challenges are cool, but they’re just not for me or my business,” then here are 19 alternatives to building your list by running a free challenge (with the intention, of course, of building your list).

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Hi, I’m Cher!

I write about the place where business + social responsibility meet. When I'm not researching whatever my latest obsession is, you can find me re-watching Remember the Titans, posting on Insta @___whatthehale, or hiking somewhere in the PNW. If you're interested in working with me on a marketing or PR campaign, I do that, too.

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5 Email Templates You Need When Onboarding Clients

YESSSS, a potential client has just said she wants to move forward with working you! First, do a little jig (yep, I’m feeling particularly inspired by all things Celtic today) to celebrate and then get cracking on onboarding them.

 

What’s the point of onboarding, you ask?


The entire onboarding experience exists as a means to having clear communication so you can do your best work and the client knows exactly what to do to help you deliver that best work.

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Hi, I’m Cher!

I write about the place where business + social responsibility meet. When I'm not researching whatever my latest obsession is, you can find me re-watching Remember the Titans, posting on Insta @___whatthehale, or hiking somewhere in the PNW. If you're interested in working with me on a marketing or PR campaign, I do that, too.

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3 Examples of Warm & Inviting Automation Sequences

When I sign up for someone’s list, to get their freebie or just to be in their online space, it is not a simple sign-up process for me. I become a scientist of these sequences. I want to know what language they’re using on their thank you pages, what kind of formatting they’ve done for their double-opt in emails, and if I get lucky, what the first email in their automation sequence talks about.

In short, I am obsessed with the details of automation sequences. I take screenshots of everything, and when I see a particularly good setup, I want to not only capture, but to talk about it and share what I think they’re doing right. 

So, here I have 3 examples of email sequences that are warm, inviting and useful, and I’m willing to bet that they have higher open rates + higher click rates, because that’s how email marketing works in my world, lovely people. People want to read stuff from people they like.

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Hi, I’m Cher!

I write about the place where business + social responsibility meet. When I'm not researching whatever my latest obsession is, you can find me re-watching Remember the Titans, posting on Insta @___whatthehale, or hiking somewhere in the PNW. If you're interested in working with me on a marketing or PR campaign, I do that, too.

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12 Questions to Ask New Subscribers in Your Welcome Email (that aren’t “What are you struggling with?”)

While the question “What are you struggling with?” is a nice one, it can also be just generic and vague enough to not warrant a response. 

As a service provider who cares about getting to know my community, I’d rather not write anything that’s going to elicit a thought, like “maybe I’ll answer this later”. I want my brand-new reader to be excited to connect with me personally, and I want our first conversation to be about something interesting. 

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Hi, I’m Cher!

I write about the place where business + social responsibility meet. When I'm not researching whatever my latest obsession is, you can find me re-watching Remember the Titans, posting on Insta @___whatthehale, or hiking somewhere in the PNW. If you're interested in working with me on a marketing or PR campaign, I do that, too.

Click here to find out more.