Are there any consensus best ways to build an email list? It's been suggested that I write a short eBook and give it away for free in exchange for an email. First, I get on their good side by providing valuable content for free up front, then I've got another name to add to my list.
Are there any other good methods? Are there effective ways to build an email list on Facebook?
I feel pretty confident in my ability to write some pretty good emails pitching my products, but I just don't know how large of an email list I should have.
Another thing I'm not sure about is just how targeted your email list has to be. I could gather a lot of different emails, but I don't know how closely all these people's interests align.
Assuming I write good emails and have a good marketing strategy, is there a ballpark figure I could realistically expect to make each month depending on how large my email list is?
What could I expect to pull in from 500 emails? 5000? 20,000?
I'm just trying to get a sense of what I can expect and how large I should strive to grow my email list.