This is a special message.
It’s special because it’s a very unusual message.
It’s not everyday that someone tells you that you should be picky about who you have on your list.
Usually it’s the other way around – market to everyone, everywhere and grow the biggest list possible.
But, here’s a very simple analogy to go with this very unusual message -
Imagine a list with 10,000 people on it.
Sounds great, right? But the problem is that with every email, the open rate hovers at about 5% (the low end of the scale).
So that means of those 10,000 people, only 500 of them even open up the email message.
Now imagine a list of 2,000 people.
This list is responsive though – with every email message, the open rate averages 30% (a good, average open rate).
Doing the math shows that the smaller size, responsive list actually gets more opens than the big list of 10,000 subscribers.
But the point of this message is not about list size.
It’s about responsiveness.
It doesn’t matter if it’s comparing 1000 subscribers to 100 subscribers or 50,000 to 5,000.
The point is, responsiveness is what matters.
We talk a great deal about responsiveness in Raving Fans List Building Formula.
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