This email list is really making me bang my head against the wall. I grow it exclusively through my Instagram account, and I ran three protein powder giveaways over the past three months that has grown my list to 1k. The giveaways are viral giveaways- when you sign up, you get a referral link, and the more people you get to join using that link, you increase your own chances to win. It's helped gain 60-70 emails per giveaway but nothing major, also a bit hung up on how to get people to use this more. The email list is an informational email list- I send about two emails a week of articles on how to improve your lifting and bodybuilding. My open rate is 9.6%. Two issues have popped up though: 1.) I've completely saturated my Instagram account. My first giveaway gained 451 emails and my second gained 607. I was expecting upwards of 700-800 on my third, but instead I got only 216! This is because I advertise almost entirely through one account, and I feel my followers are mostly done trying the giveaway after failing two in a row. What can I do to fix this? I just started my fourth giveaway. I paid someone with a huge Facebook group (100k+) in the Bodybuilding niche to pin my most for the giveaway, and only got 20 people to join. I want to start finding marketing venues outside my Instagram account for this, but I can't find any. I thought Facebook groups would work but i seems it doesn't. 2.) I cannot figure out how to monetize it for the life of me. First, I tried affiliate offers. I sent out affiliate offers for protein supplements that were on sale, and I got nothing. I tried to camouflage it and put it inside one of my articles, nothing. So, I had a new idea- sell online personal training! I priced it at $10/mo and said I would offer everything- workout plans, diet advice, unlimited workout advice- the works. I built this landing page and advertised it on both my email list and Instagram- actually, the email list wasn't effective AT ALL! I got 6 leads, and 5 of them were from Instagram. I emailed them on Sunday and have yet to hear a response from ANY of them. I really thought that the online personal training idea would work and I still think it can, but I'm just really lost on how to get people to actually sign up for it. I also want to aggressively grow my email list- I don't want only 500 emails a giveaway, I want one thousand or two thousand or three thousand! I can't figure out how to do this on my own, and I'm asking for advice here. Any is it appreciated.