Sorry this idea may have been rehashed in other threads but I want to make sure I cover all the bases.
I have my own product, but a big fat 0 as far as the number of subscribers to my mailing list. I have seen how well the dating niche guys make money by building products and marketing them to their mailing lists and customer lists. I also want a list like theirs. They seem to really be making bank with good product sales cuz of their mailing list. (Even tho I am not the dating niche I am just aware of their success and strategies). I know there's a variety of things to do to get the email list bigger once you have one, but what if you have NO subscribers and don't want to stress about SEO and being at the mercy of Google all the time??? I would rather be at the mercy of Aweber than stress about SEO.
I know theres JV's and guest posting and such, which Im gonna try to do the guest post on an email list by giving free podcast for people to give to mailing list. Is this effective? What are some ways to build a list with NO subscribers. I am thinking along the lines as fast and effective, even if it involves a lot of work and perhaps sacrificing earnings initially if necessary? I'd rather sell info products for a living than go to grad school.