The hiccup is that as a writer my forte is not in becoming the repeat writer on a single topic, Im a good investigative person who makes a book on new topics, so, the current four books categories are vintage firearms, travel guide, childrens book, healthy living, ie I dont see any cross over interest.
If I create a list of the Lee Enfield rifle buyers, (2-3,000 now) I feel I have nothing relevant to sell them next, and as Im pretty much not a lifestyle gun owner I have no enthusiasm to purposely go find another gun type to write about, the Lee Enfield topic was a specific gap in the market that wasn't being serviced, and in that niche collectors area Im well regarded world wide now.
Im wondering if anyone else knows this situation and what best judgement is about engaging a pay autoresponder service such as Aweber, who in the past have taken my money every month and for which I have no second product to sell to the list, so its been an cash outflow only.
Maybe once Ive created eg a list on Bali travel I then go find other trvel ebooks on clickbank and try push those, even though Im not the author. Wont that look like spamming my list?
For what its worth I have found the specific niche in which I will become an established known author, and in 6-12 months I may have good structure to use an autoresponder, but as the outsource company is a bit of a cash out lay now at first I dont want to create cash draining structures I may not use well for the existing different books.
Your thoughts and comments much appreciated;
Is it worth building lists even though tho I dont foresee secondary products now, in the hope/aspiration that ideas for other saleable items will come later.
If I could stand the strain of $20 month for a list I dont use I would but careing for end of life parents means a $20 expense takes out food or other necessities, so I have to be very mindful of what I do at this time.
As someone aleady pointed out, free auto responders are a bit problematical but the killer part of them is that one cant transfer a list to a paid service, and if one trys you lose most if not all of the contacts.
Many thanks BR