BAM! OMG! First contact! Now WHAT SHOULD I DO?!!

Published by Seely Clark — 5-24-2018 at 7:14 PM UTC

Hey my friend,


No, don't panic! Aliens haven't landed on the lawn in D.C.!


I was just dropping a line about the importance of first contact

with people who join your email list...


You should always have the first 3 to 5 emails from you be ones

that encourage your new subscribers to reach out and get in

contact with you.


I always put in my email address, Skype address, my personal

cell, and my Facebook address so that they can contact me.


You may not be comfortable with plastering your personal cell

number out there like I am. But at the bare minimum give them a

good email. Branding yourself with a nice picture doesn't hurt

either, and gives them a face to put with the name.


The email address that you give out should be one that you

actually check daily and it should also be one that is not

clogged full of junk that you'd have to sift through or that

would cause you to miss a message from them.




And while you may think that four points of contact may be

overkill, it isn't and here's why...


Many people have one particular preference out of those four

options that they feel most comfortable reaching to you out on.


For instance some people do not have Facebook accounts and refuse

to start one!!


They prefer email and have been using it for work

for years and feel the most comfortable with that option.


Others need to see a text or speak to someone on the phone so

that they can be reassured that there is a real person on the other end of your offer or business.


Some who are international and may be on the other side of the

world from you prefer Skype because it is free to call, it's




With Skype they can get all the above listed benefits and

reassurance of the phone verification PLUS being able to put a

face to the name that's in the emails they are receiving from



The same benefits apply for Facebook as well with many

international / worldwide correspondence... 


Early and consistent communication with people who have joined

your list is the most important step to getting the "know, like,

and trust" ball rolling! 


If you can get a capture page that has an option to collect their

phone number as well as their name and email...That way you can

immediately get on the phone or and IMMEDIATELY build rapport and

trust with them!


And another reason that you give them many different options is

that some people plain old don't read their emails! Or if they do

they read 0.5% of them. 


That means YOUR emails also get lost in the shuffle between their

lack of reading and Gmail's dreaded filters....sad, but true...


As soon as they opt in to your list, reach out to them any which

way you can! And remember rule #1 and rule #2...


Rule #1 Don't spam them!!- Be friendly, offer to add value for

them in whatever area they need help in, and help educate them in

whatever they need at that point, be it how to email market, how

to write ad copy, how to setup Skype (ah, see what your doing

there? MORE ways for you to connect with them if they hadn't

already been a Skyper...)


If you don't think you can teach them x y and z skills or don't

have the experience yourself, that's NOT a problem! 


Tell them you can help them, then go to Google or YouTube and

find the answer to their question!!! 


Then learn it yourself and teach them, or if you're so inclined

you can simply send them the YouTube link to the video that

answers their question..And they'll LOVE you for it!


I prefer the learn apply teach approach of the first option

rather than simply sending them to a video that I looked up. LAT

(Learn, Apply, Teach) adds a more personal touch and it also

helps YOU learn and grow as a mentor and marketer and will serve

you and your subscribers/ peers well over the long haul.


Rule #2 Be consistent in your follow up! Email your list at least

once a day every day! Don't have any content that day? Same

answer! Go to the big G or the trusty YT and find some info that

will help them!! Or send them a blog post that will help them...


I also make it a habit with the people who join me in my business

or with those with who reach out to me for help and guidance

and that I regularly converse with in some way shape or form

outside of the email list- I check in with them once a week, or

at bare minimum twice a month via fb messenger, or text, or a

quick Skype line or phone text to see how they are doing.


So, in closing, if you do all these things and make them habit,

you will become a r consistent, constant (but not overwhelming)

part of their life. You will be a familiar face and name to them,

seen as a source of authority, trust, and help. 


Thanks for reading, that's all for today...


Until we speak again, have a great day!



Seely Clark IV



phone: +12076599949


About Seely Clark


I live in Bangor, Maine and I worked full-time as a RN at a local hospital. In 2010 I started working online Part-time after my mother was disabled by a heart attack. I wanted to build extra income to help with her health care. What started as a way to make extra income has grown into a passion! Over the last several years, it has started to come together for me. I am now able to work online full time It is AMAZING! Over the years I have learned a great deal about marketing on the Internet. I have learned many things that don’t work and and much that DOES work. One thing I have learned is that for me to succeed, I have to help others succeed. So now my focus is on teaching others what I have learned works so that they can avoid the money wasting struggles I went through and finally start making money on the Internet.