Hey BHW, Today I am going to reveal one of my best strategies to make money online. My purpose with this post is to show you how I sent over 324,000 emails using a simple self-hosted setup. It’s not rocket science and the way I teach you to do it, it is going to be a breeze. There is one condition though, your list must be a quality list without any bad emails or you’ll end up killing your server. THIS IS NOT ABOUT SPAMMING! YOU'LL NEVER MAKE A LOT OF MONEY BY SPAMMING! This method will not work for bad emails or scraped emails (it probably could but I wouldn’t know coz I’m straight as an arrow ::evil-grin: In fact, if you’re smart you’ll get away with it but I will not teach that because a lot of newbies will screw things up and then come to me with messages like FUCK YOU! I’m not kidding, it’s happened, see the image below: So for the purpose of this post, I’ll keep it simple and if you’re an advanced marketer, you’ll figure things out yourself because the core concept and the workings are really the same exact things. Let’s proceed: 1. The Proof: Here’s a screenshot of the emails that were sent using Interspire: And ofcourse the income proof: 2. Tools Needed: Interspire Email Marketer SendGrid or any other SMTP I personally use Interspire tied up with an SMTP server but you could literally use any tool that sends emails. I’ve also heard great things about Sendy and have used it in the past. I just feel that for my needs Interspire does the job well, it is expensive but well worth it if you know what you’re doing. Once you have an interspire license, you need to install it on your server. It will even work on a shared hosting because you’re using third party SMTPs to send out emails so anything will work. However, I run it on a VPS by Bluehost. You can hire a freelancer from Freelancer.com or Upwork.com and get it done for under $30. It’s a super simple install. Anyhoo…. The next step once you have the big gun ready is getting the bullets in the chamber aka the SMTP services. I recommend SendGrid because they kick every autoresponders’ ass when it comes to delivery, speed and accuracy. They are the true big dogs in the email sending space. If you don’t get through Sendgrid, you can use one of the following: SMTP2Go.com SMTP.com AuthSMTP.com But I’ll advice you like my best friend and I want you to get SendGrid. Why choose anything else, just give them a call if you face issues with getting an account setup with them. 3. Setup Service: If you don’t want to get your own Interspire license and don’t want to install it on your server and hook up the SMTPs, you can find someone to do it. One person who does it for me can be found here: Code: chadmccalmanfb at gmail dot com Just google it or search this forum and you'll find someone to install interspire for you. The purpose of this blog post is to show you how to send emails without popular AR accounts like GetResponse, Aweber or Sendlane and get better deliveries. 4. Warm Up Process: With SendGrid.com or any other SMTP you don’t really need to warm up your IP addresses if you’re a small scale sender. But if you’re sendings 300K+ emails per month, you’ll be moved to a dedicated IP even with these services. Which essentially means you will be given everything pre-built by these companies but if you screw up your IP reputation your emails will never see the inbox. Warming-up a dedicated IP address is typically a good idea if you regularly send more than about 5,000 emails per day at least three (3) times a week. If you’re sending at lower volumes, you generally wouldn’t need to pre-warm the dedicated IP address. Also, if you’re on their shared IP plans, you don’t really need to warm up IPs and can start sending straightaway. Here’s a guide on how to warm up IPs – click here to read. Again, the only time you need to warm up is if you’re using new IPs which do not have sending reputations. With shared plans on majority of the SMTP services, the company providing the IPs takes care of them and makes sure they are healthy. 5. The Offer: One of the most important things when it comes to making money online is the offer. I do know that traffic is said to be the #1 thing but traffic going to sucky sales page gets you nothing. I also understand that it is super hard to create a good offer especially if you're a newbie or just starting out. BUT, again, you don't have to create the product yourself. You can literally just hi-jack someone else's entire sales funnel for a small free and these things convert well. Why? coz you're not the only one driving traffic to their sales pages. they have the advantage of getting 10000s of leads per day (since they license their funnel) and therefore owing to the crowdsourced behavior, they are able to tweak the conversion rates faster and that results in better conversions for all of you. The most important thing however is this: (A) The offer must be something the people need. Don't invent problems, and then try to solve them. SOLVE A REAL PROBLEM THEY HAVE. (B) High converting, always be tweaking your sales copies and optin pages. (C) High Value for the people who buy your offer and amazing after sales support. This right here, is your success mantra 6. Excuses & Solutions: I’ve had people message me that this is all fun & dandy and they loved the post but they “don’t have an email list to send” to or “What’s the process for building a list” etc. (since this is a copy from my blog). And to all these I say – THESE ARE EXCUSES! If you had to figure it out and your life depended on it, you would figure it out and not only that, you would knock it out of the park. The reason why you’re not building a list, even though you know the money is in the list is that you’re not desperate enough. Business success needs desperation. You need to be desperate for success. Until you reach your action threshold, which is that fictitious point in your life when you say: “THAT’S IT! NO MORE! I WILL NOT LIVE LIKE THIS….” ….until you reach this point, you’re never going to take action that gets success. See any successful weight loss story, the person who lost that weight said – “that’s it, no more!” Crossing that action threshold is important for success. Anyhoo…. sorry for going off to another tangent. Solutions to your problems: (A) I don’t have a list: It's not hard to build. There is a company that offers done for you list building. Google "guaranteed email subscribers" or something and you'll find them. they'll build you a list of 1000 leads in 24-48 hours. (B) What is the Process for building a list: See the image below to learn how a proper list building funnel works. (C) I cannot build optin pages: Go use ClickFunnels.com or LeadPages.com (non-affiliate links). The solutions are all out there, the question is – are you sabotaging your own success? Think about it. Really ponder over this question for a minute. A lot of problems (excuses) that we have are actually just BIG NOTHINGS! Your brain resists change…. change is hard & sometimes dangerous. And your brain is wired to protect you from harm so a lot of time the problems you see are not problems, they are just made up scenarios. Sometimes, you just gotta take action regardless of the fear. You have to JUMP in order to FLY. No other way. 5. Conclusion: Tools Needed are: Interspire or Sendy. An SMTP Service. Killer Offer.