Anyone Here Create A Huge List Or Popular Site Strictly By Word Of Mouth?

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Steve Pavlina comes to mind with his site. From what I've read on there, it's all been word of mouth. And I know he is doing well for himself.

Has anyone else done this? Grow either a huge list or have a very popular website (or both) strictly from word of mouth?

I ask because I am in the process of entering into a very competitive niche. And I'm gonna be honest with you, I'm not really looking forward to writing tons of articles and doing all of this keyword research, backlinking, pinging, yada yada yada.

I know everyone thinks this about their own material, so take it for what's it's worth, but the content I am going to provide will be above and beyond what most of the others in the niche are teaching. I can only name a few (can count them on one hand) who I truly respect and think they are providing excellent value to anyone that's willing to use it.

My approach as of now is mostly using video. Providing a free mini 5 (give or take) day course via email. One new lesson a day. Then from there, survey my list and ask them what they want to learn about.

As I'm doing that, I will be working on an ebook. I already started it, but it needs to be finished.

I obviously need to get traffic to my opt in page. And to do that I was just going to write articles and put them on my blog, then submit them to article sites, and post on relevant forums. I don't planning on getting to crazy with keyword research. In fact, I may not do any.

So, again, has anyone here become successful from word of mouth? Providing such great content that word spreads and it just becomes a snowball effect?

Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Yes.

    I have a couple of membership sites where almost all of the members come from word of mouth. To be honest, I don't even bother doing any online advertising for the site due to the way we get people from offline interactions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vagabond 007
      Awesome, that's good to hear!

      I'm sure it's a great feeling knowing that people appreciate your content so much that they tell other people. Which then helps you to continue to provide great content. Which makes them keep telling other people.

      Nice little never ending cycle.

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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Baxter
        Originally Posted by Vagabond 007 View Post

        Awesome, that's good to hear!

        I'm sure it's a great feeling knowing that people appreciate your content so much that they tell other people. Which then helps you to continue to provide great content. Which makes them keep telling other people.

        Nice little never ending cycle.

        Thank you for your post.


        Same goes for here! I dont even bother doing all the extra stuff with my personal blogs, people just know me like that and everything comes natural!

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  • Profile picture of the author Vagabond 007
    Jeff and Andy, let me ask you...

    How did you get started? Like, before people knew you had great content, how did you get them to see it?

    How did you start rolling the snowball downhill?
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