Email List Is the Essence of Your Online Success — Here’s How You Create One Quickly & for Free

How to create your first email list in less than one hour at no cost

Simona Hostakova
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7 min readMar 16, 2022


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If you’re starting out as an aspiring content creator, you’re most likely chasing followers instead of subscribers.

Having a huge number of followers is a nice social status reflecting your popularity on any platform, but you should realize one thing — followers won’t make you money.

On the other side, having even a small amount of subscribers can earn you a decent income quickly.

Here are some stats that back up my claims:

  • for more than a decade, email marketing was generating the highest ROI for marketers, and on average, every $1 spent on email marketing generates $38 in ROI (in some niches even more)
  • your message is 6x more likely to be clicked on when sent as an email than tweeted on your profile
  • it’s 40x more effective to use email to get new customers that using Twitter or Facebook
  • bloggers earning over $50,000/year are more than twice as likely to focus on building their subscribers list compared to the low(er) income bloggers

… and I could go on, but you get the point.

Without arguing, your email list is the most valuable asset in the online world.

However, there is one popular misconception you might face when you’re just beginning:

“Why should I be building an email list when I dont have any products or services to offer? I create it once Ill have something to sell.”

Years ago, I was thinking the same. It was one of the biggest mistakes I made, and it cost me hundreds of people willing to hear from me regularly.

You want to be collecting people along the way.

Once you create something worth selling, you’ll already have an audience of people willing to buy from you.

So, here is a straightforward way to do it.

Start small, simple, and cheap



Simona Hostakova

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