The NoRights Podcast: S4E4 – Email Lists

  • On February 3, 2015 ·
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This week Ben and Ian are joined by friends of the show Nate and Doug of the Crushcast to discuss starting an email list. But first Ian brings us this week’s headlines.

The KFC Double Down Dog is a fever dream created by an overdose of AMERICA. BBQ Burglar Steals $4,000 Worth Of Ribs, Chicken, Wings And Fries. Freedom Clip busts your Keurig’s DRM coffee shackles. I Can’t Stop Buying Ridiculous Keyboards. Insomniacs, now you can spray sleep right onto your skin.

Doug asks the question, do artists need an email list in the social media age? Ben responds by describing how your email list is something you take with you outside of whatever site you may have a presence on. He tells us about signing up for AWeber and their competitor MailChimp, who once commissioned Merlin Mann to write a rock opera. Ben also shares Pat Flynn’s Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Newsletter and Email List, one of several really useful articles on putting together a list on the site. He also discusses renting a mailbox from the UPS Store to use as a business address.

Finally, everybody hunkers down for a round of trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

Don’t forget you can watch the video for this week’s episode here: