I texted my first few contacts, which were my mom, dad, bf, bestie… and then as I got to certain friends in my chat history, I felt timid and hesitated to invite them.
But instead of chickening out, I pushed through.
By the time I reached the point of: “Okay, I’ve texted everyone I possibly can…” I counted up my texts, and I messaged over 90 people! I had NO idea I even knew that many people, let alone texted with them regularly.
When you complete this exercise for yourself, you’ll be surprised by the sheer volume of supporters you have in the palm of your hand.
Next, I turned to Facebook and sent private messages to friends I’d connected with recently, from college, high school, etc. Within 24 hours, I had over 100 people saying “Yes” they wanted to be added to my list. (HUGE win!)
Before you start protesting, saying: “But Danielle… These are my friends and family. They’re not interested in [obscure topic that I’m into]! Why on earth would I add them to my email list??”
To reiterate Bryan Harris’ wisdom, your family and friends are down for you, so even if they never buy from you, they will be your biggest supporters.
So, best believe when they meet someone who can benefit from what you’re teaching/selling, they’ll send that person your way!
This happened to me recently when my friend referred a potential client to me. If I had never invited this friend to join my email list, he would’ve never known the type of work I’m doing and the impact I’m making.
Here’s the actual text convo: