Do you know what the most important tool for your online business is?

When starting out to build your business online, there is only one tool that you must have.

Do you know what it is?

Well, I’ll tell you what it’s not…

It’s not a blog,

not a website,

not a fancy automated thingy that gets you 100s of friends on Facebook and 1000s of followers on Twitter and then let’s you automagically spam them with updates every hour.

It’s not any of them.

Have you guessed what it is yet?

It is the foundation of your business.

Here is it…

It is an autoresponder.

Yep, that’s it.

Now you are probably thinking, don’t I need a blog or a website to use an autoresponder?

Don’t I need a place for people to opt-in?

Well actually you don’t.

For most autoresponders, like the one I use called Aweber, you can setup an email address and ask people to send you an email to get on your list.

Yes, you can start building your list before your pretty looking blog is setup, or you even have captures pages and other fancy Internet Marketing stuff, using simple emails.

How does it get any better than this.

So check your current autoresponder and see if they have the feature to allow people to email you and get on your list. Start using it now to grow your list.

If you don’t, I recommend you check out the one I use. It’s called Aweber. You can grab yourself a 30 day trial for $1 and take if for a test drive it HERE! (And yes it is an affiliate link, so if you get it through me then I will get enough to take my wife and myself for a tea once a month 🙂 ).

Once you have this setup, then for everyone new person you talk to ask, “Hey are you on my newsletter list?” If they say no, then send them the email address and tell them to sign up.

Simple, RIGHT?

The fortune in any business is in building the list of customers.

Start building yours today.

To your massive success!


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