I have finally figured out how to develop an email list.
My first thought was, "Why an email list? Isn't everybody sick of mass emails from people we don't care about?"
The answer I got was "That's exactly why you want an email list!"
I automatically dump most of my inbox directly into the trash without even looking at it. Why? Because for the most part mass emails are trying to sell me something. I don't delete my friends emails. That's because they are sharing their lives with me and vise versa. If they started pitching their wares and asking for money each time it wouldn't be long before they end up in the trash pile. I've donated to causes I believe in only to be inundated with constant multiple emails asking me to give even more money!.... Trash bin and eventually spam list.
I'm betting you do the same thing!
I don't blame anyone for their hesitation at filling out a "Join me" form.
So I was having some trepidation about creating a mass email list myself. But I learned that as long as I don't start trying to pick your pockets and actually GIVE YOU SOMETHING, there might be a reason to sign up.
So I've created my "WIDESPREAD CREW". A group of folks who want to have more interaction with me, follow my adventures and even have input on what I'm doing. I will be doing far more GIVING to you than asking for money.
What will I be giving you? Sometimes free or reduced priced stuff, but for the most part, actual access! I'll be making videos, discuss things that have my attention (I will sincerely try to avoid politics) I'll even be asking you for help from time to time to use your own unique skills in furthering my musical reach. I promise you if you email me, I will respond personally.
So, Please sign up to the email list and welcome to my "Widespread Crew"!